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February 10, 2011
As part of the government’s “recapitalization” efforts, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has upgraded the fifth oldest UH-60 Blackhawk...
February 7, 2011
Integrated Helicopter Services, a joint venture of Russian Helicopters and India’s Vectra Group, is now offering...
February 2, 2011
Officials from Eurocopter hosted a ceremony Tuesday to inaugurate its new EC225 North Sea Service Center in Aberdeen, Scotland. The...
February 1, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron has consolidated six support and service divisions under its corporate brand. Five former subsidiaries now fall under the Bell Helicopter banner: Edwards & Associates of Piney Flats, Tenn., Louisiana-based Rotor Blades (Broussard) and Acadian Composites (Lafayette), Bell Aerospace...
February 1, 2011
Helibras will modernize the Brazilian Army Aviation Command’s fleet of 36 Eurocopter AS350s. Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary has won a contract to modernize a fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuils in operation with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command. The agreement includes a complete rebuilding of three of the helicopters. Terms of the deal call for work to start during 2011 and run through...
February 1, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked me why helicopters were so expensive to buy and operate. The simple answer to both parts of the question is complexity. Helicopters have a large number of moving parts, designed for minimal weight and high stress (fatigue) conditions. Even the ‘simplest’ light helicopter is a true marvel of mechanical engineering. This, combined with a low tolerance for failure...
February 1, 2011
In an effort to make things simple for customers, Bell Helicopter Textron has brought six former subsidiaries under its corporate umbrella. Edwards & Associates, Rotor Blades, Acadian Composites, Bell Aerospace Services and U.S. Helicopter are now part of Bell, while a sixth subsidiary—Aeronautical Associates—will continue to offer parts and accessories using its brand while being...
January 14, 2011
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has reached an agreement to acquire Avcenter, a repair station in Dallas that focuses on wheels, brakes and accessories. PAG plans to use...
January 5, 2011
Bell Helicopter Textron has finalized the consolidation of six support and service divisions under its corporate brand. Five former subsidiaries now fall under the Bell Helicopter...
December 29, 2010
Two Dallas Police Department Bell 206B3s have returned to service following installation of an upgrade...
December 8, 2010
Mirabel Heli Support has inked a deal with StandardAero to become an...
December 1, 2010
Left to right, United Helicopter Services’ executives Moacyr Cavichiolo Filho, Helibarra’s head of maintenance, José Carlos Coelho, Heliportugal’s CEO, Christophe Rosset, SAF Hélicoptères’ chairman, Raimundo Nonato M. Filho, Helibarra’s Director president and Pedro Silveira, UHS’ president. Thierry Dubois Photo United Helicopter Services (UHS) group...
December 1, 2010
Shirley Harvey is the new sales and marketing manager for Uniflight. The hiring is...
November 24, 2010
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight has completed a comprehensive overhaul of five Honduran Air Force Bell 412s. Work...
November 3, 2010
Fort Worth, Texas-based Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) has hired Arturo Saldana...
November 1, 2010
Construction has started on Precision Aviation Group’s 65,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. The company notes that continued...
November 1, 2010
Helicopter vibration adversely affects rotor blade structural integrity, component life, firewalls, instrumentation, structural members, and operator comfort and control. Despite large reductions in vibration due to improved helicopter design, the current overall levels (approximately 0.05 to 0.1g) remain significantly higher than that of jet-engine aircraft, which are below 0.01g. Minimizing these...
October 7, 2010
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight has hired Debbie Ginn-Frost as director of customer relationship management. A former spares...
October 1, 2010
From advanced all-digital cockpits, to more powerful engines, to the use of advanced composite materials, no matter how you look at them, today’s helicopters are marvels of technological advancement. As good as those advancements are, each one places an increasing degree of pressure on those charged with inspecting, troubleshooting and maintaining these amazing machines. Animation or instructional...
October 1, 2010
Describing FAA’s move to revoke its Part 145 repair station certificate as unexpected, Phoenix Heliparts has filed a formal appeal with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to overturn the action. FAA stripped the certificate on Sept. 9, alleging that the Mesa, Ariz.-based company carried out “improper repairs” with incorrect parts and for “falsifying maintenance...
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