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Robinson Helicopter’s R66 cargo hook installation is making its debut at this year’s Heli-Expo, Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 pounds and, for external load operations, increases the R66’s maximum gross weight from 2700 pounds to 2900 pounds.

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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 the final delivery of the 15th Bell 407GXP to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The contract was awarded in March 2015, and the Bell 407GXP fleet is currently supporting the FAM’s parapublic missions across the region. As the primary aircraft operating branch of the Mexican Armed Forces, the FAM covers the entire country, with eighteen...
Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas and exclusive distributor for the HOT-STOP® ‘L’ Fire Containment Kits, is introducing the new HOT-STOP® ‘L’ Evolution with an added zipper closure that was inspired by the commercial airline market. “The variety of lithium-ion battery-powered devices carried on board airliners today are an unknown...
Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a global provider of aviation services, announces two exclusive-use contracts with the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources for wildfire suppression. Under the contracts, Erickson will provide two medium-lift helicopters: one based in Palmer and another in Fairbanks. The contracts are for one year, with four additional option years. “Erickson has...
Raj Helweg, chief pilot of Air Methods, is named the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team ( www.ushst.org ). The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International Helicopter Safety Team ( www.IHST.org ) to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce civil helicopter accidents and fatalities. Helweg...
Airbus Helicopters’ H145 is back in Asia to showcase its performance and capabilities through a series of demo flights in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first H145 demo tour was held in Southeast Asia in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand. Since then, there has been an increasing interest in this rotorcraft, especially in the emergency medical services (EMS) and commercial/...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc., of Buffalo, NY, announces the introduction of its new line of TVT Series videoscopes to provide high-quality remote visual inspections for quality control. Lower in cost than comparable videoscopes, the new TVT line includes five different models with working lengths from 1m (40”) to 3m (118”) and three diameters (2.8mm, 4.5mm and 6mm). Titan Tool states that the 2.8mm...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces it has secured commitments from two customers while at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY, for a total of three Bell 407GXPs in corporate/VIP configuration. Among the signings, Bell Helicopter signed with a private customer based in Newfoundland, Canada, for a Bell 407GXP that will be used for...
Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, completes the 9,000-hour G check on an H225 for a major operator in the North Sea. The maintenance was performed at Heli-One’s Stavanger facility in Norway and marks the first major H225 inspection for that operator. Heli-One became the preferred partner in the contract due to its...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces that Petroleum Air Services has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility in North Africa. “Since 1982, we have been providing both fixed-wing and helicopter transportation to the oil and gas and travel industries in Egypt,” says General Yehia Hussein, chairman and managing director, Petroleum Air...
Kaeser Compressors, Inc. expands their award-winning air treatment product line with new compressed air filters available in flows from 20 – 500 scfm. These rugged filters deliver reliable compressed air quality with exceptionally low pressure drop for energy savings year after year. This comprehensive line includes liquid separator, particulate, coalescing and oil vapor adsorbing filters to meet...