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July 10, 2013
Eurocopter on Wednesday advised that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated the safety measures the company has recommended in connection to its EC225 shaft failures. The main focus of the investigation has been to prevent cracking in the main gear bevel shaft. It is understood that the fix involves a partial redesign of the bevel shaft as well as additional software and...
July 8, 2013
Wood Dale, Ill.-based AAR has reached an agreement to team with Boeing on component repair, maintenance and overhaul (MRO) services for the Royal Netherlands...
June 25, 2013
Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Indian cloud technology provider Ramco Systems to begin offering Ramco's software-based maintenance solution for helicopter operators.       Executives from Eurocopter and Ramco sign agreement. Sitting at...
June 24, 2013
Atlantic Aero of Greensboro, N.C. and Boise, Idaho-based Western Aircraft have obtained AS9110 quality system certifications, making all three of...
June 21, 2013
Sikorsky and Boeing are planning to establish a new joint venture aimed at pursuing U.S. foreign military sales (FMS) contracts that will expand the Saudi Arabian fleet of military helicopters. The two manufacturers announced the...
June 19, 2013
Russian Helicopters signed an agreement during the 2013 Paris Air Show to bolster the maintenance services offered for its Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopter lines in...
June 18, 2013
Eurocopter announced at the Paris Air Show that receiving formal EASA approval for an EC225 retrofit kit – intended to solve the ongoing main gearbox issue – is a matter of days. “We have found the full set of explanation, the full root cause; we have agreed with the authorities on the technical content of the measures that will allow return into service,” said Jean-Brice Dumont...
June 17, 2013
Rolls-Royce has appointed Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) in Brisbane, Australia to its global network of...
June 12, 2013
U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)’s Weapons Systems Support unit in Philadelphia has...
May 20, 2013
Kazakhstan-based aircraft maintenance provider Sky Tech has received certification from Safran to begin performing maintenance on Turbomeca...
May 9, 2013
 Toronto-based Vector Aerospace has opened a 45,000-square-foot expansion at its helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex in Andalusia, Ala. The site, which totals...
May 9, 2013
The Turkish National Police (TNP) have received the first of two VIP outfitted Sikorsky S-92s, with the second scheduled for delivery later this year. They will be used for Head of State duties and join one existing S-92 in operation with the TNP since 2005. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS)...
May 2, 2013
American Eurocopter has hired Mike Spears to serve as senior director of the UH-72A Lakota Production and Retrofit facility in Columbus, Miss. He will take over from Fred Gerard, senior director of LUH...
May 1, 2013
Safran Engineering's first standalone Brazilian engineering contract comes in the form of modifications for a fleet of Helibras-built...
April 30, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev.-based All Metal Maintenance Stands has installed a series of multi-purpose stands at the U.S. Coast...
April 22, 2013
Three years after entering FAA's voluntary Safety Management Systems (SMS) pilot project, Metro Aviation has entered Level III of the program.   SMS is recognized by the U.S. Joint Planning...
April 22, 2013
Eurocopter “now fully understands the root cause of the cracking and need to go to validation of both the final and immediate fix,” said outgoing President and CEO Lutz Bertling at the company’s headquarters in Marignane on April 18. He was addressing the problem with the main gear bevel shaft that has been identified as the “root cause of the crack initiation” that lay...
April 10, 2013
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has started a completions project for Boston MedFlight’s new EC145, around the same time as securing an agreement to finish an EC155 for the University of Florida’s ShandsCair. Representatives of Boston MedFlight met with Metro officials during a visit to American...
April 9, 2013
Eurocopter and Turbomeca have reached industrial cooperation agreements with Polish aviation maintenance company Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) to open two full assembly lines in Poland. The assembly...
April 1, 2013
Eurocopter anticipates that a fix to the main gearbox issues with the EC225 will be available in April. The model was temporarily grounded after two ditching incidents in the UK’s North Sea during 2012. “We have to fix the technical issues which we are currently facing with the 225. No doubt,” said Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling during a March 5 press briefing at Heli-Expo...
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