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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Airbus Helicopters’ H215—the twin-engine, versatile, economic and robust helicopter designed to meet a wide range of utility missions—is about to embark on a US-wide demo tour following its appearance on static display at the 2016 Heli Expo international trade show. Beginning on March 4, the H215 will perform demonstration flights in Louisville, KY; Huntsville, AL; and finally Los Angeles and...
Spidertracks, an aircraft tracking provider, announces four new features at HAI Heli-Expo in Kentucky. The new features are centered on delivering more data to the operator in a more useful and meaningful way to optimize their business. Benefits include enhanced safety management capabilities, some basic flight data monitoring, operational messaging, and the ability to better utilize resources...
ACES Systems introduces a new analyzer to its legendary balancing equipment line: the COBRA II. This new product promises to increase job efficiency by providing a larger, high-resolution screen, wireless capabilities and PDF reporting solutions. In August of 2015, ACES conducted a survey of its current Model 2020HR customers. When asked what features they would like to see in future equipment,...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a signed letter of intent with Guangxi Diwang Group for 10 Bell 525 Relentless super-medium helicopters. Guangxi Diwang Group will use the Bell 525s for tourism and search-and-rescue missions. Guangxi Diwang Group is a commercial development and real estate investor. “After learning more about the Bell 525, being able to experience...

The Enstrom TH180 Incident Update

Enstrom believes a Feb. 12 accident demonstrates the ruggedness of its N180TH's design and the ability of the aircraft to protect the occupants. While flying, the prototype TH-180 experienced a mechanical problem and made a forced landing. During the landing, the rotor struck a wooden utility pole, cutting off the pole and destroying the main rotor blades. Preliminary investigation indicates that...
Vector Aerospace ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopter AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley, BC,...
Vector Aerospace ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the addition of the Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130 T2) and EC130 B4 tail rotor gearbox (TGB) to its existing range of rotorcraft repair and overhaul (R&O) capabilities. Vector will offer this expanded support for the H130/EC130 from its...
Era Group Inc., a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, takes delivery of its first two Finmecannica AW189 heavy helicopters from Rockwell Collins. The helicopters will be playing a key role in the Gulf of Mexico. “We congratulate Era - the first operator of the AW189 in the Americas - on achieving this important milestone,” says Troy Brunk, vice president and general...
After its worldwide debut at Heli-Expo in 2015, Airbus Helicopters is now launching the commercialization of the H160 with letters of intent available for potential customers. “The public response to the H160 has been fantastic, and we have started discussions with customers for different mission configurations for the H160,” says Guillaume Faury, president and CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “...
Turbomeca announces the entry of BOOST into service, its new online engine maintenance management service. BOOST (Bank Of Online Services & Technologies) is a highly secured, web-based application developed in association with IBM. With BOOST, Turbomeca-powered helicopter operators will access real-time, personalized engine data to enrich their own fleet maintenance management, with the...

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