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October 4, 2013
During Helitech, engine maker Turbomeca made public a contract with the Netherlands Air Force involving overhauls for a fleet of Makila 1A2...
October 3, 2013
Eurocopter has an agreement with Ireland-based Waypoint Leasing to begin providing its Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH)...
October 3, 2013
French manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal has unveiled numbers on the cost of a Cabri G2 overhaul. The first examples of the two-seater were overhauled last summer at the Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence, after 2,200 flight hours. For each of the two 2010 Cabris operated by Jonkoping, Sweden-based flying school Northern Helicopters, the downtime was six weeks, according to the...
October 1, 2013
The sale of the RTM322 engine by Rolls-Royce to its French joint-venture partner Turbomeca, part of the Safran Group in which the French government has a 27 percent share holding, came just before the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a £367-million contract (around $580 million) for the maintenance of engines used by the Army’s Boeing AH-64 Apache and RAF/Royal Navy AgustaWestland AW101...
September 30, 2013
Able Aerospace Services has moved its helicopter repair facility to a 191,000-square-foot complex at Phoenix-Gateway Airport (AZA). The move from its former site in Mesa...
September 30, 2013
As part of a wider effort to increase customer support, Breeze-Eastern is lowering the amount of time it takes to turn around overhaul and repair projects. The Whippany, N.J.-based firm reports that turnaround times have decreased by 54 percent over the past year, on top of expanding its...
September 30, 2013
During Helitech International 2013 in London, Quality Aviation Instruments (QAI) and Gulf Helicopters uncovered plans to establish a component repair facility in...
September 26, 2013
As a key maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider with strong helicopter capabilities, Vector Aerospace (Stand G78) found useful synergies between Helitech 2013 and the MRO Europe event held together at the ExCel conference and exhibition center in London’s Docklands. This comes as the company seeks to market its international helicopter and engine component services in a more unified manner...
September 25, 2013
London-based Avincis Group (Stand G50) is taking Helitech International 2013 by storm. In addition to teaming with Bristow Group (Stand E80) and CHC to examine safety practices following a CAA review into North Sea offshore operations, the company has reached agreements with helicopter makers AgustaWestland (Stand J60), Bell Helicopter/Textron (Stand E10) and Eurocopter (Stand P30), as well as engine...
September 24, 2013
Bell Helicopter has opened a new maintenance center in Kent, England with the signing of a purchase agreement by Heli-Charter to acquire the first Bell 429 configured for helicopter air...
September 16, 2013
(Sponsored Notice)     The AS332L Lease Program Vector’s lease program gives operators the ability to operate a Super Puma AS332L helicopter without the large capital investment associated with the outright purchase of either a second hand aircraft or the associated typical aircraft financial lease type obligations. Vector Aerospace provides operators with the opportunity to lease a...
September 10, 2013
Maintenance for Chinese operators of Arrius, Arriel and Makila engines just got easier, as Turbomeca has inaugurated its Technical Support Center in Tianjin. Representatives from Tianjin’s municipal and government operators joined with the Safran...
September 9, 2013
AgustaWestland has designated UTair Aviation to be an authorized service center in Russia. The agreement involves UTair providing maintenance, support and spare parts for AW139...
September 4, 2013
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services has obtained re-certification as an overhaul and repair center for the Sikorsky S-76 and S-61 lines. The Canadian MRO is also an authorized S-76 Customer Support Center. The approval...
August 28, 2013
The U.S. Navy has granted a $10.8-million contract to Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce for repairs on AE1107 engines in the Marine Corps Bell-Boeing MV-22 fleet...
August 27, 2013
Boeing has obtained a fleet order from the Republic of Korea for 36 AH-64E Block III helicopters as part of a $904-million contract from the U.S. Army...
August 26, 2013
The CHC-operated Super Puma AS332L2 crash during the early evening of Friday, Aug. 23, off the Shetland Islands with four fatalities has once again generated serious concerns regarding the safety of the Super Puma family of helicopters operating in the oil and gas sector in the North Sea. The four fatalities have been named: Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland; Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin; Gary...
August 20, 2013
In one of the first contracts of its type awarded to a foreign company, the Brazilian Aeronautical Commission issued a $2.2-million contract to Pacific...
August 12, 2013
Poway, Calif.-based PKL Services has won a $16.3-million extension of an agreement related to reset organizational level maintenance...
August 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is planning to make a $772-million purchase of new aircraft that the Afghan Army does not have the capacity to operate, according to a new report from John Sopko, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR's latest report lists the purchase as one of its top concerns with the...
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