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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With an ongoing focus on worldwide fleet management and customer-focused support, Eagle announces the appointment of Wesley (Wes) Semeniuk to the role of customer service manager (CSM). With over 10 years’ experience at Eagle, Semeniuk has advanced his career from an apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer to maintenance lead hand. His tenure, extensive knowledge of Bell Medium aircraft, and...

IAC Ltd. Moves to Larger Facility

IAC Ltd. moves its operations to a 53,000+ square-foot facility in northwest Fort Worth, TX. IAC specializes in helicopter main- and tail-rotor blade inspection, repair, engineering and materials testing. “We are excited about this move,” says Randy Stevens, president of IAC Ltd., "as it more than doubles our square footage and allows us to significantly expand our operations." IAC moved to its...
Columbia Helicopters earns its fifth consecutive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AMT Employer Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program. Portland, OR-based Columbia Helicopters has received the annual award 14 times in the past 21 years. The award, which will be presented during a special ceremony on May 4, has recognized aviation maintenance...
DART Aerospace, a privately owned international aerospace company, officially releases the first utility basket STC on the market designed for the Robinson R66 turbine helicopter. The DART Heli-Utility-Basket™ is built from corrosion-resistant stainless steel and features a simple, safety-improving, self-locking handle that assures lid closure and secures cargo during flight. Product installation...
Twelve new AW139 air medical helicopters—all equipped with Donaldson AW139 Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs)—enter service in Australia, joining numerous other air operators that already use the advanced filter to keep their aircraft flying at peak performance. Two new operators, Toll Helicopters and Hunter Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services, chose to have Donaldson IBFs installed on their...
The latest Enstrom 480B to fly away from the factory is delivered to Sharkey’s Helicopters. The aircraft is the fourth ship to be sold through Sharkey’s in the past 12 months. The sales of two 480Bs and two F28Fs, along with the continued support of customers and Enstrom, has led to the recognition of Sharkey’s Helicopters as Enstrom’s Dealer of the Year for 2016. The award was given at the...
Vector Aerospace ( www.vectoraerospace.com ), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, receives approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft. In December 2016, Vector received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC)...
Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a global leader in helicopter leasing, announces a €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters, including H145, H135 and H175 helicopters. Delivery of the aircraft on order is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 with deployment into emergency medical service and other parapublic segments.
Eastman Aviation Solutions announces it is exhibiting at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO 2017, Booth #7244, March 6-9, 2017. Eastman is returning to HAI to showcase Eastman Turbo Oil products and the benefits of HPC oils on rotorcraft engine. Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 is designed to meet the demands of current and future turbine engines and holds merit with both aircraft and...

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