Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 08:09
The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term partner, Hexcel.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:17

At Helicopter Maintenance magazine, we remain optimistic about the future of the helicopter industry. So much so that we are ending the year with our first ever attendance at a European helicopter trade show!

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a name change and rebranding of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Edwards Rotorcraft Solutions Inc., strengthening the Bell Helicopter brand in the Americas. The Bell Helicopter operation (legal entity: Bell Helicopter Miami, Inc.) is the company’s regional maintenance repair and overhaul facility, located in South Florida. It was...
Airwolf Aerospace’s tension-torsion (TT) straps for Bell 204, 205, 210, 212 and UH-1 helicopters receive FAA approval for a life extension to 36 months/1,200 hours. Airwolf has designed and implemented a proprietary coating for the new TT straps to achieve the 50 percent calendar-life extension. The addition of the proprietary coating does not allow TT straps already in service to be...
Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is named by Leonardo-Finmeccanica, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, as an approved supplier for maintenance, repairs, overhaul and testing for AgustaWestland products’ components. Under a newly signed agreement, Able becomes an official member of the Leonardo Helicopters’ worldwide...
Vector Aerospace ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Design Organisation Approval (DOA) to its UK division, Vector Aerospace International Ltd. The addition of this DOA, EASA.21J.516, represents a significant addition to Vector Aerospace's...
Vector Aerospace ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the completion of a 7,500-hour major inspection (“G-check”) and a 12-year major inspection for an Airbus AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopter operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The Super Puma was successfully delivered back to...
Vector Aerospace ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global, independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces it has secured a contract from Aero Asahi to perform an Airbus Helicopters AS355 F2 12-year major inspection, including wiring, refurbishment and exterior paint. This will be the latest of several AS355 refurbishments that Vector has performed for Aero Asahi over the past two years.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica announces the AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR helicopter has been unveilled by Anders Anundsen, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a rollout ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters’ Yeovil facility in south-west England. Anundsen says, “This rollout ceremony marks the accomplishment of a very important milestone. The helicopter that will be...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a signed letter of intent (LOI) with Professional Helicopter Services (PHS) for three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters while at the Australian Helicopter Industry Association’s Rotortech 2016. PHS will be the first helicopter training school in the region to operate the Bell 505. Additionally at the show, Hawker Pacific, the...
Airbus Helicopters Foundation is providing support to ongoing humanitarian relief efforts following the earthquake that hit the Manabi and Esmeraldas regions in Ecuador on April 16. According to national authorities, the disaster has left more than 20,500 people homeless and many without water and food supplies. The earthquake is the worst natural disaster that has happened in the country since...

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