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 it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Fairway Holdings for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. This is the first Bell 505 signed for in Sri Lanka. The aircraft will be used for private travel and tourism across multiple destinations around the island. “With a vision to further enhance the link between tourism and domestic aviation in Sri...
The Flirtey drone used to make the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, where the space shuttle, Discovery, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first aircraft operated by FedEx are also displayed. The six-rotor drone was used to deliver medication to a rural medical clinic in Wise, VA, on July 17,...
HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, announces the appointment of Andrea Cicero to its board. Cicero, chief operating officer for Babcock Mission Critical Services Division, replaces Bill Tame, chief executive officer, International Division, Babcock International PLC. HeliOffshore board chairman, Bill Chiles, welcomes Cicero: “Our members benefit...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the sale of a Bell 407GXP to Aerochine Aviation at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE) held last week. The aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport, which continues to be a strong market segment throughout China. Aerochine Aviation, an independent representative of Bell Helicopter for China...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation announce reaching 1 million hours of successfully operating their Bell Helicopter fleet. “We have been operating Bell Helicopter aircraft since the 1976,” says Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mazrouei, general manager, Abu Dhabi Aviation. “Our Bell Helicopter fleet has grown to over 40 aircraft, made up of Bell 212s and Bell 412s,...
Latitude Technologies announces that industry veteran Brad Smith has been appointed as Latitude COO. Brad’s first priority has been to expand Latitude’s sales team to further strengthen Latitude’s highly respected customer-first sales and service program. Joining Brad at Latitude are newly appointed vice president of Air Transportation Sales, Carlos Monsalve, and newly appointed director of...
Conklin & de Decker announces the 16.1 release of its Aircraft Cost Evaluator, the industry’s #1 tool for benchmarking the operating and ownership costs for more than 585 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. As the flagship product from the Conklin & de Decker family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products, this aircraft cost evaluator (ACE) release includes...
Malaysia-based offshore oil and gas helicopter operator Sazma Aviation selects SKYTRAC's helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM) services to monitor engine health and safety parameters on its Sikorsky S-76 aircraft. Sazma Aviation receives a complete HFDM package, including: an online reporting interface (powered by Flight Data Services); a custom event matrix; real-time air-to-ground exceedance...
Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance students were given the experience of a lifetime on Friday, April 8, as they received an all-access look at Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate headquarters, as well as interacted with pilots and maintenance technicians. The behind-the-scenes tour kicked off as Bryan Kroten, vice president of Marketing at Maverick Aviation Group, welcomed students to the...
The United States Helicopter Safety Team ( www.ushst.org ) focuses major attention during the next four years on reducing fatal accidents within the U.S. civil helicopter community. The industry-government partnership is targeting a goal of 0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours, 20 percent less than the average since 2009. For a baseline comparison, the USHST is using a fatal accident...

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