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Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota, an international provider of integrated MRO and training services for rotorcraft aviation, has signed a cooperation agreement with a UK-based Cobham Helicopter Academy. The two companies will partner on developing and providing joint training programs for helicopter maintenance personnel and other specialists. Starting the cooperation, Helisota’s customers will receive access to a wider range… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 31-Mar-17

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) appointing the Indian helicopter operator as Airbus Helicopters’ approved maintenance centre for the Dauphin and Ecureuil rotorcraft. The MoU has the provision to enlarge Pawan Hans’ scope of maintenance services in the future to include other Airbus helicopter types. “We are proud… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 28-Mar-17

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Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Gleb Nikitin, met with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Goran Knezevic, Economy Minister to discuss a prospective maintenance centre for helicopters between the two countries. They have discussed that such a centre would be in Serbia and would accommodate Russian and Soviet-made helicopters. They also discussed the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-17

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA’s Diamond Maintenance Award

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA’s Diamond Maintenance Award

Air Evac Lifeteam, the nation’s leading helicopter air ambulance provider, is now the largest Part 135 aviation operator to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Maintenance Award. The FAA’s St. Louis Flight District Standards Office presented the award on Tuesday, March 14 at the Air Evac Lifeteam corporate headquarters in O’Fallon, Mo. Seth Myers, president… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 17-Mar-17

JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, continues to invest heavily in serving the helicopter market with 18 new helicopter maintenance programs introduced in 2016. A further 10 maintenance programs are already in development for 2017, with more to follow. JSSI has continued to expand… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 07-Mar-17

LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has once again extended its warranty program and repair offerings on several platforms. In direct response to customer feedback to lower direct maintenance costs without compromising quality, as well as continued improved performance of products, LORD has announced the following platform offerings:… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 07-Mar-17

VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has successfully completed its certification audit and has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Certification.   Arne Arneson, general manager for VIHA explains that his company undertook the initiative to achieve the ISO… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 06-Mar-17

VIH Aerospace Offers Comprehensive MMRO Solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

VIH Aerospace Offers Comprehensive MMRO Solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2017 (Booth #10953) in Dallas, Texas from March 7-9th, 2017. VIHA will attend this year’s Heli-Expo with key members of its helicopter sales, production and engineering and manufacturing departments. The VIHA Team will… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 05-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Dallas, TX next week (March 7-9). A major highlight on Vector’s booth (# 1612) will be its Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-17

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PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry has completed the third expansion in four years at the Brisbane, Australia based EASA, CASA & FAA Approved Repair Station. The expansion will accommodate the growth of the company’s wheel and brake, starter generator and… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 03-Mar-17

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HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI has announced that Carl Jones, Bell 205/Bell 412 crew chief, National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. In addition, Jack H. Schonely, police officer/pilot (retired), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence MD… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 17-Jan-17

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UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

Heli Charter, based at Manston UK, have recently relinquished the title of Customer Service Facility for Bell Helicopter.  While we are not clear what prompted this move, or which party instigated the change, Bell have confirmed to HeliHub.com that  “While Heli Charter is no longer a Bell authorized customer service facility, we continue to maintain… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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KONGSBERG and Leonardo sign agreements for NH-90 and AW101 helicopters

KONGSBERG and Leonardo sign agreements for NH-90 and AW101 helicopters

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) and Leonardo today signed a set of agreements related to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of dynamic components (including various gear boxes) for the NH-90 and the AW101 helicopters. With the signing of these agreements, KONGSBERG will provide the MRO of dynamic components for a fleet of over 100… Read more »

Source: KONGSBERG, 11-Jan-17

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Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

As a Leonardo Helicopters Authorised Service Centre, Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce that the AW169 has been added to its Part 145 maintenance approval for both line and base maintenance. Sloane is looking forward to supporting its first AW169 VIP helicopter in early December, utilising the extensive expertise of its engineering capability and investing… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 27-Nov-16

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Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) today celebrated the transfer of an S-76A™ helicopter maintenance trainer to the Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre. Valued at CAD 1.3 million (USD 945,000), the non-flying, twin-engine helicopter with associated equipment and documentation provides an important learning tool for students pursuing a career… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Nov-16

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More time to comment on FAA maintenance draft advisory circular

More time to comment on FAA maintenance draft advisory circular

The FAA has extended the comment period for a draft advisory circular (AC) on establishing a fatigue risk management program for aircraft maintainers. Comments are now due Monday, May 2, 2016. The agency in recent years has recognized that fatigue among maintenance technicians is as significant a risk factor as it is among pilots. In… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Apr-16

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All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution-driven, custom “Safety First” maintenance stands, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today the unveiling of its “Safety First” Robinson R22, R44, R66 Maintenance Stand (RW-SS-ROB66) which was delivered to 702 Helicopters located in Las Vegas. The Robinson R22, R44,… Read more »

Source: AllMetalMS, 12-Jan-16

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Global Vectra first in world to take HCare Smart PBH contract for H130

Global Vectra first in world to take HCare Smart PBH contract for H130

Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL) has signed a PBH contract for its H130 light helicopter, benefiting from Airbus Helicopters’ redefined customer service offer called HCare which was introduced early this year. GVHL’s H130 will be covered by the HCare Smart PBH service, which has been developed with careful consideration of the support required by operators of light helicopters. The HCare Smart is a competitively-priced PBH… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Oct-15

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Precision Aviation Services approved as Turbomeca Maintenance Center

Precision Aviation Services approved as Turbomeca Maintenance Center

Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group (PAG) company, announced that the company has been named a Certified Maintenance Center (CMC) by Turbomeca (Safran). Under the agreement, PAS will perform level 1 and level 2 maintenance on the Ariel 1 and 2 along with Arrius 1 and Arrius 2 at their state-of-the-art 40,000 square… Read more »

Source: PAS, 16-Sep-15

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Russian Helicopters to sign maintenance contract with India

Russian Helicopters to sign maintenance contract with India

Among other things, an offer was put forward to sign long-term contracts between the Air Force, Navy and the Indian Interior Ministry and Russian Helicopters holding company for a period of 3 to 5 years. This will have a positive effect on the COLLABORATIVE efforts for providing after-sales service of helicopters and will also streamline… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Sep-15

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Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Stavanger, Norway -Heli-One, one of the world’s largest independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been chosen as Bond Offshore Helicopters’ service partner for an H225G-REDR, 9,000 hour G check. The contract, to be serviced at Heli-One’s Stavanger facility in Norway, constitutes the first major H225 inspection in Bond Offshore Helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 02-Sep-15

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UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce the launching of a new T53 Maintenance page sponsored by Airborne Engines Ltd (AEL).   The new page will cover articles, tips, and information regarding the T53 engine which is operated by a majority of UH-1 operations.  This page, like the existing UH-1 Maintenance page is… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation, 01-Sep-15

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Dallas Avionics becomes dealer for Live Wire FaultChaser

Dallas Avionics becomes dealer for Live Wire FaultChaser

Dallas Avionics announced today the company has entered into a dealership agreement with Live Wire for their well-known, American madeFaultChaser product. The FaultChaser, long used by members of the military, is now available for civilian operations at an affordable price through Dallas Avionics.  The FaultChaser uses spread spectrum time domain reflectometry (SSTDR) to detect faulty… Read more »

Source: Dallas, 25-Aug-15

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Do iPads hold answer to maintenance engineer recruitment

Do iPads hold answer to maintenance engineer recruitment

Despite the previous buzz across the industry, the global rotorcraft community has not greeted the recent opening of Airbus Helicopter’s new training facility in Germany with a unanimous hurray. In fact, it has further fuelled the worldwide debate on whether rotorcraft industry will ever take stronger action to battle the ever-growing maintenance personnel challenge. According… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 08-Jul-15

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Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance Helicopters recently became the nation’s first helicopter tour operator and Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) member to implement the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Maintenance Safety Action Program (MSAP).  ASAP and MSAP are voluntary, self-reporting programs designed to identify and reduce safety concerns. “We are proud to participate… Read more »

Source: Sundance, 03-Jul-15

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Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

Helicopter mechanic Jeffrey Lee Graham died on Friday morning while working on a Bell 47G helicopter at Hudson, Iowa.  The press statement from Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office was brief but confirmed “a fatal workplace accident that occurred while maintenance was being done on a stationary helicopter”.  The address of the location matches that of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-15

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Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

With lots of local backlash, the Ontario Provincial Police felt the need to issue the following statement:- While I can understand and I am sympathetic to the desire of the people of the Sudbury area to keep one of the OPP’s helicopters based at the Sudbury Airport, I need to set the record straight on why… Read more »

Source: OPP, 06-May-15

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Two more Guimbal Maintenance Centres approved in UK

Two more Guimbal Maintenance Centres approved in UK

Cotswold Helicopter Centre announced this week that two more EASA Part 145 maintenance facilities have gained approval to support the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter in UK. This increases the total of approved maintenance facilities in the UK to six. The two latest organisations to gain approval are Bourne Park Aviation in Hampshire and HeliMech in… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 06-May-15

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Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin using the existing aviation facility at General Headquarters in Orillia as the maintenance base for both helicopters in the Helicopter Aviation Unit. This strategic move will enable the OPP to extend aviation service hours and improve aviation response for the entire province. Currently, the OPP helicopters are based for maintenance… Read more »

Source: OPP, 01-May-15

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Sikorsky and Mycopter launch SE Asia’s First S-76 Customer Support Center

Sikorsky and Mycopter launch SE Asia’s First S-76 Customer Support Center

Sikorsky has appointed Mycopter Aviation Services to become the first Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center (CSC) in Southeast Asia for Sikorsky’s S-76® line of medium-size commercial helicopters. Operating from Mycopter’s facility at Subang Airport, Malaysia, the CSC will bring Sikorsky-qualified maintenance services to a region where operators currently fly almost 50 S-76 aircraft, and where customers will… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the defense and security company Saab has become a Sikorsky-authorized S-92® helicopter Customer Support Center. The Customer Support Center will operate out of Aircontact Aviation Maintenance AS facility in Stavanger, Norway, and will offer maintenance services for North Sea operators of S-92 helicopters. The announcement was made at the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Helicopter repair station coming to Yates Co. Airport

Helicopter repair station coming to Yates Co. Airport

An FAA certified helicopter repair station will be leasing the north hangar at Penn Yan-Yates County Airport, and after making renovations to the building, the first job will be work on 10 Mexican-owned aircraft. See Full Story

Source: The Chronicle Express, 13-Jan-15

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Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

Police in Macedonia have arrested a former Defense Ministry official and eight others for allegedly embezzling $2.8M from the government by filing fake expenses related to a helicopter maintenance program – See full story

Source: SF Gate, 22-Oct-14

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JSSI Expands Commitment to Helicopter Market

JSSI Expands Commitment to Helicopter Market

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has announced Tip-to-Tail® Program coverage on five additional helicopter models, as they continue their expansion into the rotor-wing market. “The helicopter market has been largely underserved when it comes to maintenance programs,” stated Neil Book, President and… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 21-Oct-14

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Bell Boeing awarded $36M contract for V-22 prop-rotor gearbox work

Bell Boeing awarded $36M contract for V-22 prop-rotor gearbox work

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $36,558,239 for modification P00001 under a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract (N00383-14-D-039N) for the repair of various parts, including the Prop-Rotor Gearbox and HUB Assembly for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed no later than… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Sep-14

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UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

Well-known British operator Castle Air has received CAA approval for base and line maintenance of the Sikorsky S76 with no limitations to any particular engine type. Currently they are approved to carry out base and line maintenance of the S76 with Turbomeca Arriel engines at Biggin Hill and only line maintenance of this variant at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Sep-14

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New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

Holding “Helicopters of Russia” (a subsidiary of OPK “Oboronprom”, a member of the State Corporation Rosteh) and the Italian company AgustaWestland (part of the corporation Finmeccanica) announced the launch of Russia’s new service center for helicopters AW139. The center was established on the basis of a joint venture company – plant HeliVert . The service… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Airbus Helicopters UK Limited. Covering the 19 Airbus helicopters in the NPAS fleet, the contract starts on Wednesday 1 October. The company will provide 17,100 hours of support every year – or 85,500 hours over the five… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the 6 MD Explorer aircraft in the NPAS fleet. Under this agreement which starts on Wednesday 1 October,  SAS will provide 5,400 hours of support per year – or 27,000 hours over… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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Russian Helicopters gives green light to Brazilian service centre

Russian Helicopters gives green light to Brazilian service centre

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has granted certification to a service centre in Brazil run by Helipark Taxi Aéreo e Manutenção Aeronáutica. Sergei Ostapenko, the company’s sales director for commercial helicopters, awarded the Certificate of Authorisation for the centre to Helipark’s President João Velloso at a ceremony on August… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Aug-14

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UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft’s electrical network, one of several subjects covered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jul-14

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Helicopter Specialties appoints new Director of Maintenance

Helicopter Specialties appoints new Director of Maintenance

Rob came to HSI with over 25 years of military and civilian aircraft maintenance experience and has been a Lead Maintenance technician at HSI for the past 4 years. As an A&P technician, Rob brings his technical skills and leadership abilities to the Director of Maintenance position at HSI. Helicopter Specialties, Inc. is an FAA… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Specialties, 01-Jul-14

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ADSoftware delivers cloud aviation maintenance solution to Heliconia

ADSoftware delivers cloud aviation maintenance solution to Heliconia

Earlier this year, Moroccan and French helicopter operator, Heliconia, was looking for a software solution that could coordinate operations between its bases in France and Morocco in the quickest time possible. At the time, ADSoftware, the French aviation software provider, had just launched its latest Business Intelligence and Data Exchange Technology incorporating Predictive Maintenance applications… Read more »

Source: ADSoftware, 25-Jun-14

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22 Bristow engineering apprentices complete initial 8 months training

22 Bristow engineering apprentices complete initial 8 months training

Bristow Helicopters’ engineering apprentices well on their way to success Aberdeen-based helicopter operator, Bristow Helicopters Ltd, has confirmed that its latest intake of 22 engineering apprentices have successfully completed their initial eight months of training at the LRTT College in Gloucester. The future engineers were selected from a field of more than 1,300 applicants last… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 23-Jun-14

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HeliMX Magazine’s 2014 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

HeliMX Magazine’s 2014 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

If you were at HAI HELI-EXPO2014 In Anaheim, CA, you might have heard the buzz about our 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award presentation. Derek Weeden won the award. During a special presentation at HELI-EXPO, he was presented with a trophy and a check for $8,000. The amount of money Weeden received was thanks… Read more »

Source: HeliMX, 18-Jun-14

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ARSA’s Grand European Tour…In One Hour

ARSA’s Grand European Tour…In One Hour

On June 9, ARSA toured Europe to spread the word about the FAA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding drug and alcohol (D&A) testing at foreign part 145 certificated repair stations. Thanks to Washington’s centrality to international aviation issues, the team was able to “touch down” in multiple nations in one room. ARSA’s D&A… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 11-Jun-14

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Airbus Helicopters to maintain fleet of 41 EC135s for German Federal Police

Airbus Helicopters to maintain fleet of 41 EC135s for German Federal Police

Berlin, 23 May 2014 – Keeping the German Federal Police’s large fleet of EC135 rotorcraft mission-ready will be the responsibility of Airbus Helicopters based on a long-term maintenance, repair, and overhaul contract (MRO) signed with the NATO Support Agency NSPA at the ILA Berlin Air Show. The NATO Support Agency (NSPA) is NATO’s Integrated Logistics… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-May-14

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New Robinson Service Center in Norway

New Robinson Service Center in Norway

Danish operator Air Service Vamdrup have announced that they have been appointed Robinson Service Center in Norway. This is an expansion of their recently new at our facilities at Eggemoen, approximately 60 miles northwest of Oslo. Their base is within the Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park. The company will continue to perform regular service for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-May-14

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Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation receive new P&WC approvals

Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation receive new P&WC approvals

Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation, both BBA Aviation companies, announced today that Pratt & Whitney Canada has awarded the companies Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) appointments for the repair and overhaul of several turbo shaft helicopter engine models. Dallas Airmotive received the North American DOF appointment supporting the PW200 and PW210, and H+S Aviation received the… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 20-May-14

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Dallas Airmotive Announces Location of New, Six-Cell Test Complex

Dallas Airmotive Announces Location of New, Six-Cell Test Complex

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that it has identified a site at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the location for its 30,000 square foot advanced test facility.  The proposed development is awaiting approval by the DFW Airport Board of Directors. The design of the facility includes three turbo shaft and three turbo… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 20-May-14

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Airbus Helicopters donates vital training aid to BCIT aerospace facility

Airbus Helicopters donates vital training aid to BCIT aerospace facility

Airbus Helicopters’ donation of an AS350 to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) reflects its strong commitment to aviation and aerospace in Canada. As the leading helicopter manufacturer worldwide, Airbus Helicopters’ donation of the most popular single engine utility aircraft flying in Canada will provide an integral training tool for the next generation of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 16-May-14

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PAS MRO Awarded Long-Term Contract for UH-60 Rotor Blade Tip Cap Overhaul

PAS MRO Awarded Long-Term Contract for UH-60 Rotor Blade Tip Cap Overhaul

PAS MRO, a Woman-Owned Small Business, has been awarded a 5 year contract from the US Army for the repair and overhaul of the UH-60 Helicopter Rotor Blade Tip Cap. The maximum potential value of the entire contract is $6,365,650.00. Repair & Overhaul of the Tip Caps will be conducted at PAS MRO’s Irvine, California… Read more »

Source: PAS MRO, 14-May-14

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Ivory Coast – IAS becomes first Airbus maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa

Ivory Coast – IAS becomes first Airbus maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa

Firmly committed to the development of services situated in proximity to its operators, Airbus Helicopters today announced that it has certified the Abidjan maintenance center operated by International Aircraft Services (IAS), the largest civil helicopter operator in Western and Central Africa. Equipped with all the necessary operational resources, the center will service the AS365 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-May-14

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Sikorsky transfers S76A maintenance trainer to Canadore College

Sikorsky transfers S76A maintenance trainer to Canadore College

Sikorsky Aircraft participated in a transfer ceremony of an S-76A™ helicopter maintenance trainer to Canadore College earlier today for use as a hands-on training aid for students in the School of Aviation Technology. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “Sikorsky is delighted that this aircraft’s life will continue as a maintenance… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-May-14

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Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval to conduct Bell 412EP/Bell 412EPI B1.3 and B2 Part 147 technical training at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The Australian CASA approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-14

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Columbia Helicopters receives 10th FAA Diamond Award

Columbia Helicopters receives 10th FAA Diamond Award

 The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) congratulates Columbia Helicopters on receiving its 10th William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Diamond Award Of Excellence.  Presentation of the award will be on June 26, by Ron Reeves, FAA Safety Team Program Manager for the NW Mountain Region, Portland Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). “The Diamond Award of… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 22-Apr-14

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Global Helicopter Mechanic Career Survey

Global Helicopter Mechanic Career Survey

The aviation maintenance industry needs to find and grow technically skilled and trained talent. With global air traffic expected to expand at a healthy rate over the next twenty years, the demand for certificated repair stations–and the mechanics and technicians who staff them–will continue to rise. Looming retirements in the current workforce combined with the… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 08-Apr-14

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JSSI starts 25th anniversary celebration with gratitude

JSSI starts 25th anniversary celebration with gratitude

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, is proud to announce 25 successful years in business and plans for a yearlong celebration, expressing deep gratitude to JSSI customers, colleagues and friends. “We are so appreciative to the thousands of customers we have had the… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 06-Apr-14

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Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received a new multi-million dollar subcontract from USfalcon Inc. to upgrade CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers (CAT). Kratos will perform concurrency upgrade services to four of the simulators currently located at the U.S. Army’s 128th Aviation Brigade in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Kratos is the original equipment… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 03-Apr-14

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Castle Air gains AW139 Service Center approval

Castle Air gains AW139 Service Center approval

Castle Air are pleased to announce that they are now fully approved to perform base and line maintenance services and undertake management services of AW139’s, as part of its expanding EASA Part 145 and Part M Approval Programme. Castle Air offer base and line maintenance on a contract basis or for a one off service… Read more »

Source: Castle Air, 02-Apr-14

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Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2014 Edition

Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine, 01-Apr-14

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Uralhelicom completes R44 maintenance course

Uralhelicom completes R44 maintenance course

[Electronic translation] In the period from 12 to 26 March 2014 on the ATB LLC “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM “held training courses for technicians servicing helicopters Robinson R44, approved by the Federal Air Transport Agency. Lectures and workshops conducted by teachers and specialists UTC Ural “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM “, with extensive experience… Read more »

Source: Uralhelicom, 25-Mar-14

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Sikorsky receives 12th Maintenance Excellence Award from US Navy

Sikorsky receives 12th Maintenance Excellence Award from US Navy

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has received the 2013 Maintenance Excellence Award from the Commander, Tactical Support Wing (CTSW) for support of the Composite Fighter Squadron VFC-111 based in Key West, Fla. The award marks the 12th that Sikorsky has received since the program’s start in 2001, and the second consecutive year the Key West… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Mar-14

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Helicopter Maintenance Magazine announces winner of 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine announces winner of 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

Helicopter Maintenance magazine, the number one publication for helicopter maintenance professionals, announces that Derek Weeden has been selected as its 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Awardrecipient. Weeden is a helicopter mechanic for DynCorp International, working at the company’s McClellan, CA facility. He has 30 years experience working on helicopters. After serving for six years in the… Read more »

Source: HeliMX, 09-Mar-14

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Universal Helicopters Hires Director of Maintenance

Universal Helicopters Hires Director of Maintenance

Universal Helicopters with 6 locations in Arizona, Utah, Kansas and California is proud to announce the hiring of Alan Hall, a well-respected Director of Maintenance, with deep roots in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. With over 20 of his 24 years of aviation maintenance experience as Director of Maintenance and Manager of Quality Control, Alan’s… Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 05-Mar-14

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Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded Part 21G accreditation from the European Aviation Safety Agency following an official audit in late December 2013. The deserved recognition from Europe’s regulatory aviation authority enables the company to perform work pertaining to sheet metal and… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-14

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Heli-One Achieves U.K. Defence Helicopter Engine-Support Certification

Heli-One Achieves U.K. Defence Helicopter Engine-Support Certification

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) Military Aviation Authority (MAA) has certified Heli-One as an Approved Maintenance Organisation to provide helicopter-maintenance support services. The MAA’s approval of Heli-One’s Maintenance Approved Organization Scheme (MAOS) application marks the first such certification for Heli-One to support the Makila 1A1 engines fitted to MoD aircraft. The MoD uses… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Feb-14

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Helicopter Transport Services signs with Vector for Repair of CT7-2A Engines

Helicopter Transport Services signs with Vector for Repair of CT7-2A Engines

Vector Aerospace  (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a two-year agreement with Helicopter Transport… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 26-Feb-14

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Sikorsky Training Academy Graduates First Class of S-70i Pilots and Maintainers

Sikorsky Training Academy Graduates First Class of S-70i Pilots and Maintainers

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its first graduating class from the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA). A team of Brunei pilots and maintainers recently completed in-depth flight and maintenance training in Stuart, Fla. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.  “We have taken the concept of single-source training and created a new paradigm with the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Feb-14

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Keystone Turbine Services displaying at Heli-Expo

Keystone Turbine Services displaying at Heli-Expo

Keystone Turbine Services (KTS – an M International Company) is pleased to announce their full force attendance at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 in Anaheim, CA. In addition to showcasing their new Honeywell approval for PT6 Series accessory overhaul and repair, visit Booth #5726 to discuss with their Sales, Customer Support and Technical Teams the comprehensive list… Read more »

Source: Keystone, 20-Feb-14

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All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, is pleased to announce that the company has moved into a new, more modern manufacturing facility. This move has been a yearlong… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 19-Feb-14

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Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – February/March 2014 Edition

Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine, 01-Feb-14

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Ka-32 service and maintenance centre opens in Korea

Ka-32 service and maintenance centre opens in Korea

The Korea Forest Service has formally opened a new service and maintenance centre for Ka-32 helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec. Representatives of Russian Helicopters took part in the opening ceremony for the centre, which will promote the use of Ka-32 helicopters in the Republic of Korea… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

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L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract to include SH-60 maintenance

L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract to include SH-60 maintenance

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $13,764,771 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-D-0007) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate and limited depot level maintenance for F-16, F-18, H-60 and E-2C aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jan-14

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Van Horn Aviation Establishes Repair Station

Van Horn Aviation Establishes Repair Station

Van Horn Aviation recently obtained FAA Repair Station Certificate V7JR502Y, establishing its own repair station. The new Van Horn Repair (VHR) is co-located with VHA’s Tempe, Arizona, manufacturing facilities and will specialize on repairing VHA composite rotor blades. “The repair station certificate allows us to better service our customers by providing in-house repair and replacement… Read more »

Source: Van Horn Aviation, 28-Jan-14

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