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January 30, 2013
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has issued Part 145 Maintenance Organization approval to Bell Helicopter Asia. The certification gives Bell the ability to carry out...
January 30, 2013
Bell Helicopter has submitted a “petition for reconsideration” to the U.S. FAA, insisting the Bell 429 light twin should be allowed to operate at 7,500 lbs., instead of the FAR 27 limit of 7,000 lbs. According to the manufacturer, 14 countries have granted the requested exemption. The FAA and Europe’s EASA have not. After the denial of exemption Bell received from the FAA in August, the...
January 29, 2013
Winnipeg-based Cadorath Aerospace has expanded the number of options available for Bell operators, developing 178...
January 24, 2013
U.S. regulators have approved the sale of Livermore, Calif.-based Aero Precision Industries to Greenwich AeroGroup. Greenwich announced the acquisition in early January. Aero...
January 18, 2013
Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins has finished the first installation of its ARC-210 Gen5 radio on a combat search and rescue...
January 17, 2013
Mineral Wells, Texas-based Chelton Flight Systems (dba Cobham Commercial Systems) has obtained an EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its HeliSAS stability augmentation system and...
January 9, 2013
Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau has authorized installation of the BLR Aerospace FastFin tail rotor enhancement on...
January 9, 2013
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is planning to install Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital audio control system in four...
January 3, 2013
Bell-Boeing’s Joint Project Office has obtained a $1.4-billion contract extension to supply 17 MV-22 tiltrotors to the U.S. Marine Corps and four CV-22s to the U.S. Air Force. The agreement is an expansion of an existing V-22 Lot 17 contract. The deal also provides funding to purchase...
January 1, 2013
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December 6, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over the initial 429 to leave its Singapore Service Center to PT Whitesky Aviation, which is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The...
December 5, 2012
Progress in the ongoing development of the United States Marine Corps’ (USMC) heavy lift helicopter replacement, the Sikorsky CH-53K, has been announced with the delivery of the prototype aircraft to the flight test team. This means that NAVAIR and Sikorsky pilots can begin the program of scheduled ground checks that will take place over the next year. Production of the ground test vehicle (GTV)...
November 30, 2012
MATN, a company based in the Republic of Congo, has issued a contract to PCS Aerospace & Marketing to...
November 27, 2012
Sabena technics subsidiary Barfield has reached a five-year agreement with the U.S. Army’s Contracting Command to supply maintenance for the Alkan electro...
November 14, 2012
The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, Texas has obtained a $9.4-million extension of an existing contract related to the...
November 13, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has exercised an $8.2-million option to an existing Simmonds Precision Products contract for additional mechanical diagnostic...
November 7, 2012
American Eurocopter has booked its first U.S. order for the Mercedes-Benz Style EC145, which features a VIP package modeled after the iconic car series. Speedway Aviation purchased an EC145...
October 24, 2012
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has secured an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix involving night vision imaging system (NVIS) packages on the S-76 series. The...
October 24, 2012
Bell Helicopter’s portion of the voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) that could be a precursor to a formal Armed Aerial Scout competition is taking place this week, according to the Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer. The Army is looking at alternatives to replace the existing fleet of OH-58Ds, and Bell is proposing an upgraded OH-58F that has a number of new...
October 23, 2012
Bedford, Texas-based Night Flight Concepts (NFC) has completed a night vision goggle (NVG) training program for SkyLife Air Ambulance...
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