Helicopter Maintenance News

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 09:54
Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc., a specialist in the buying, selling and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines and parts, announces it is displaying a new-to-market composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 206A and 206B helicopters during Heli-Expo 2018​, Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Dakota Air Parts is exhibiting at Booth #N3025.

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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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Vector Aerospace Corporation ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, receives a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers that share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery. Vector’s...
Safran announces the first ground run of the Arriel 2L2 engine at its Bordes facility, beginning of June. The Arriel family was selected in 2016 to power the new Korean civil and military helicopters, known as the LCH (light civil helicopter) and LAH (light armed helicopter). The Arriel 2L2 is co-developed by Safran Helicopter Engines and Hanwha Techwin, which will license-produce units in its...
Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announce a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising two AW119Kx single-engine, ten AW109 Trekker light twin and five AW139...
Concorde Battery Corporation announces receipt of TSO-C173a, Technical Standard Order Authorization for the RG24-15, RG24-15M and RG24-16 13.6 Ah family of sealed lead-acid batteries. TSO-C173a authorization confirms that the batteries meet the minimum operational performance standards (MOPS) set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (...
PPG (NYSE:PPG) introduces a new, battery-powered, aerospace-sealant dispensing tool that is easier to use than traditional manual and pneumatic applicators and dispenses at faster rates. The SEMCO® model 1250 sealant tool weighs less than three pounds and is ergonomically designed with cordless and hoseless operation, compared with a standard Semco 250A dispensing tool that weighs about two...
Representatives of Teledyne Battery Products, Gill Batteries, a division of Teledyne Technologies, announces that the company has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) permitting the installation of its new-generation 7000 Series (7638-44) sealed lead-acid battery on Airbus (Eurocopter) EC135/145 helicopters. “No matter where in the world they are located or what missions they are...
S.A.F.E Structure Designs announces that it has successfully satisfied its contract to supply hangar equipment outfitting the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks in Mobile, Alabama. By working closely with the Elizabeth City and Clearwater Coast Guard bases earlier this year, S.A.F.E. Structure perfected their custom designed cohesive maintenance platforms for the...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that its Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Bell 505 continues to surpass significant milestones: achieving type certification in December 2016 from Transport Canada Civil Aviation, then gaining production certification, and recently celebrating the first customer delivery. “This...
Heliosta has published the following white paper discussing items to consider regarding hiring internal maintenance technicians for helicopter operations: 3-Helicopter Fleet—Is It Optimal to Hire Internal Technicians? With more than 2000 helicopters to be procured by 2021, uncertainty on growing maintenance demand appears. Increased need for technical knowledge provokes more questions than...

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