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DynCorp awarded $14M contract for rotary wing maintenance

DynCorp awarded $14M contract for rotary wing maintenance

23-Dec-2020Source: DynCorp

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $14,761,791 firm-fixed-price modification (P000012) to contract FA2860-19-C-0005 for rotary wing maintenance.  This contract provides helicopter maintenance of aircraft assigned to the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.  This modification exercises Option Period Two and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2021.  Fiscal 2021... Read more

S.A.F.E. is Providing Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

S.A.F.E. is Providing Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

11-Dec-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the order for custom maintenance stands for the Airbus Helicopters Maintenance Training center in Texas.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of the aircraft.  The stands are equipped with the latest features including anti-fatigue mat and tool trays to increase comfort and... Read more

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

26-Nov-2020Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us... Read more

Dallas Airmotive joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

Dallas Airmotive joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

17-Jun-2019Source: Dallas Airmotive

Aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the addition of Dallas Airmotive to their list of subscribed marketplace facilities. Dallas Airmotive is the company’s second international MRO, with facility locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Andy Nixon, Co-founder and VP of Sales commented, “Adding Dallas Airmotive to our network allows... Read more

ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

6-May-2019Source: ARSA

The FAA’s inconsistent enforcement of maintenance manual threatens competition in the aviation aftermarket, ARSA told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter submitted April 29. ARSA’s submission was made in conjunction with the FTC’s Nixing the Fix initiative, the centerpiece of which is a July 16 meeting to examine ways in which manufacturers in various... Read more

New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

5-Apr-2019Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, has promoted Ricardo Dowdy II as the new Director of Maintenance. In his new role, Dowdy will directly supervise employees in the maintenance, compliance and logistics departments. “Ricardo’s work ethic, maintenance knowledge and leadership skills made this decision to promote him an easy one,”... Read more

SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

6-Mar-2019Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation maintenance equipment announced today that it has completed its contract with Next Era Energy in West Palm Beach, Florida. S.A.F.E. Structure has pioneered the way for its complete custom design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA Compliant maintenance stands and hangar equipment to outfit the first... Read more

HAI Announces 2019 Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award

HAI Announces 2019 Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award

11-Jan-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Thomas “TJ” Hall, Airbase Lead Mechanic for Air Methods, is the 2019 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. With this award, HAI recognizes an individual for longstanding excellence in helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant... Read more

Leonardo expands helicopter maintenance and repair services in Europe

Leonardo expands helicopter maintenance and repair services in Europe

18-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is expanding support services for its growing customer base and helicopter fleet across Europe through two new agreements with regional partners, in line with the industrial plan. The Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Heliwork Services to carry out an AW109 series overhaul. Heliwork Services in Thruxton, Hampshire, UK, is an Authorized... Read more

Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

15-Oct-2018Source: CopterSafety

European Aviation Safety Agency EASA will introduce new requirements and regulations concerning Maintenance Check Flight (MCF) operations in 2019. To help helicopter operators meet the new EASA regulations, training service provider Coptersafety announced at Helitech International 2018 it will expand its training offering with a two-day Maintenance Check Flight course. The first Coptersafety MCF course... Read more

Pratt & Whitney adds third maintenance facility in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney adds third maintenance facility in Brazil

16-Aug-2018Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today at LABACE 2018 that it has appointed its third Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) in Brazil, Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica Ltda. Based in Carapicuíba, in São Paulo, this new DMF will service the PT6B-37A, PW206C, PW207D, PW207D1, PW207D2 and PW210A helicopter engines. This... Read more

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

15-Jun-2018Source: RUAG Aerospace

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance. The Swiss Air Force has more than 20 of these helicopters, which are still listed under their former... Read more

RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

10-May-2018Source: RUAG

RUAG Aviation flight test pilots applied their significant knowledge and experience in helicopter Maintenance Check Flights (MCF) to train fellow Swiss pilots and other interested parties in the first-ever training of… “Maintenance Check Flights are a critical aspect of the safety process for all aircraft. As a Center of Excellence in this specific area, we have considerable... Read more

SAFE Structure sells Nassau County Police with Bell 429 maintenance stands

SAFE Structure sells Nassau County Police with Bell 429 maintenance stands

19-Apr-2018Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully satisfied its contract for the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of safety-first ergonomic Bell 429 maintenance stands for the Nassau... Read more

French military launches helicopter mengine maintenance improvement study

French military launches helicopter mengine maintenance improvement study

3-Apr-2018Source: French Army

[Electronic Translation] The Ministry of the Armies launches Dominno, a study to improve military helicopter engines maintenance operations thanks to “big data”. A priority subject, while Florence Parly is now traveling to Bordeaux, to meet the staff of SIMMAD (future DMAé – Aeronautics Maintenance Division), as part of its MCO transformation plan (maintenance in operational condition aeronautics)... Read more

Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

8-Mar-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. All new Airbus Helicopters delivered in the US and Canada will include the TRAXXALL aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system for one year. Additionally, TRAXXALL and Airbus Helicopters... Read more

Subaru Corporation Completes Maintenance Facility

Subaru Corporation Completes Maintenance Facility

24-Jan-2018Source: Subaru Corporation

Subaru Corporation today celebrated the completion of a new facility that will be utilized for the maintenance of the next-generation utility helicopter (the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force UH-X*1) and the new commercial variant of the 412EPI*2 helicopter at its Aerospace Company Utsunomiya Plant, Tochigi Prefecture. The Aerospace Company conducts periodical maintenance, repair and overhaul on... Read more

HAL and Safran to set up engine facility in Goa

HAL and Safran to set up engine facility in Goa

17-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines are going into a joint venture to create an engine maintenance and repair facility in Goa. The facility will take up to 18 months to set up, but will employ 100 employees once it is completed, reports Times of India.... Read more

New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

16-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo, together with SEA Prime, has planned to open a new AW109 and AW139 maintenance facility at Linate Airport, Italy. This is part of Leonardo’s plan to provide support services around the world, reports Business Airport International.  ... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services picks Rusada maintenance software

Falcon Aviation Services picks Rusada maintenance software

11-Dec-2017Source: Rusada

Falcon Aviation Services, the Abu Dhabi based executive jet and helicopter charter company has selected Rusada’s Envision® nGen solution as their replacement Maintenance and Engineering technology platform. Based at the Al Bateen Executive airport in Abu Dhabi and with a managed fleet of over 30 aircraft, the Falcon also provide an extensive range of third... Read more

SAFE Structure awarded AW169 maintenance stand contract

SAFE Structure awarded AW169 maintenance stand contract

5-Dec-2017Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of custom ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft and marine maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment and all various types of steel structures, announced that it has been awarded the contract to outfit the first AW169 to operate in the United States... Read more

Eagle Copters Australasia to represent Dart Aerospace in Asia Pacific region

Eagle Copters Australasia to represent Dart Aerospace in Asia Pacific region

20-Sep-2017Source: Eagle Copters

The team at Eagle Australasia are proud to represent DART Aerospace as an Approved Maintenance Centre (AMC) in the Asia Pacific region.  With 30 years’ experience in the aerospace industry, DART strives for world leadership in the design, engineering, development and manufacture of helicopter accessories.  Eagle is pleased to provide access to DART’s impressive portfolio... Read more

SAFE Structure designs industry first B429 maintenance stands

SAFE Structure designs industry first B429 maintenance stands

15-Sep-2017Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully designed, engineered and manufactured the first of it’s kind B429 custom maintenance platforms, side stands, tail boom, and... Read more

SAFE Structure to build maintenance platforms for USCG MH-65s at CGAS Elizabeth City

SAFE Structure to build maintenance platforms for USCG MH-65s at CGAS Elizabeth City

15-Sep-2017Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has been awarded the contract to design, engineer, and manufacture custom maintenance platforms for the United States Coast Guard’s fleet... Read more

Oceania Aviation acquires Helicare Maintenance

Oceania Aviation acquires Helicare Maintenance

21-Aug-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation Limited are pleased to announce the completion of the mutually-beneficial acquisition of Helicare Maintenance Limited. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania Aviation is a leading general aviation business and offer a diverse suite of solutions for fixed and rotor wing aircraft at their ten facilities scattered across New Zealand, now including Nelson. Founded... Read more

New Helicopter Training Centre for Greater Sudbury

New Helicopter Training Centre for Greater Sudbury

3-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Greater Sudbury hopes to house one of the most state-of-the-art pilot and helicopter maintenance training centres. The proposed centre will be available to pilots and maintenance crews from both Canada and the US. Coming to an estimated $70 million, the centre will have courseware development and two multi-engine level D full-flight simulators and two single-engine... Read more

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

31-Mar-2017Source: Helisota

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

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

28-Mar-2017Source: Pawan Hans

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

Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

21-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA’s Diamond Maintenance Award

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA’s Diamond Maintenance Award

17-Mar-2017Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

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

JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

7-Mar-2017Source: JSSI

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

LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

7-Mar-2017Source: LORD Corporation

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

VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

6-Mar-2017Source: VIH Aerospace

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

VIH Aerospace Offers Comprehensive MMRO Solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

VIH Aerospace Offers Comprehensive MMRO Solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

5-Mar-2017Source: VIH Aerospace

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

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

3-Mar-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

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

PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

3-Mar-2017Source: Precision Aviation Group

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

HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

17-Jan-2017Source: Helicopter Association International

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

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

13-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

11-Jan-2017Source: KONGSBERG

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

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

27-Nov-2016Source: Sloane Helicopters

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

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

23-Nov-2016Source: Sikorsky

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

More time to comment on FAA maintenance draft advisory circular

More time to comment on FAA maintenance draft advisory circular

15-Apr-2016Source: HAI

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

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

12-Jan-2016Source: AllMetalMS

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

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

12-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

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

Precision Aviation Services approved as Turbomeca Maintenance Center

Precision Aviation Services approved as Turbomeca Maintenance Center

16-Sep-2015Source: PAS

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

Russian Helicopters to sign maintenance contract with India

Russian Helicopters to sign maintenance contract with India

4-Sep-2015Source: Rostec

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

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

2-Sep-2015Source: Heli-one

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

UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

1-Sep-2015Source: Altitude Aviation

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

Dallas Avionics becomes dealer for Live Wire FaultChaser

Dallas Avionics becomes dealer for Live Wire FaultChaser

25-Aug-2015Source: Dallas

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

Do iPads hold answer to maintenance engineer recruitment

Do iPads hold answer to maintenance engineer recruitment

8-Jul-2015Source: Helisota

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

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

3-Jul-2015Source: Sundance

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

Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

8-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

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

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

6-May-2015Source: OPP

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

Two more Guimbal Maintenance Centres approved in UK

Two more Guimbal Maintenance Centres approved in UK

6-May-2015Source: Cotswold

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

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

1-May-2015Source: OPP

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

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

18-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

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

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

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

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

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

Helicopter repair station coming to Yates Co. Airport

Helicopter repair station coming to Yates Co. Airport

13-Jan-2015Source: The Chronicle Express

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... Read more

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

22-Oct-2014Source: SF Gate

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... Read more

JSSI Expands Commitment to Helicopter Market

JSSI Expands Commitment to Helicopter Market

21-Oct-2014Source: JSSI

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

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

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

23-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

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

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

15-Sep-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

14-Sep-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

11-Sep-2014Source: NPAS

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

UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

11-Sep-2014Source: NPAS

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

Russian Helicopters gives green light to Brazilian service centre

Russian Helicopters gives green light to Brazilian service centre

14-Aug-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

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

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

18-Jul-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Helicopter Specialties appoints new Director of Maintenance

Helicopter Specialties appoints new Director of Maintenance

1-Jul-2014Source: Helicopter Specialties

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

ADSoftware delivers cloud aviation maintenance solution to Heliconia

ADSoftware delivers cloud aviation maintenance solution to Heliconia

25-Jun-2014Source: ADSoftware

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

22 Bristow engineering apprentices complete initial 8 months training

22 Bristow engineering apprentices complete initial 8 months training

23-Jun-2014Source: Bristow Helicopters

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

HeliMX Magazine’s 2014 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

HeliMX Magazine’s 2014 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

18-Jun-2014Source: HeliMX

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

ARSA’s Grand European Tour…In One Hour

ARSA’s Grand European Tour…In One Hour

11-Jun-2014Source: ARSA

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

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

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

26-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

New Robinson Service Center in Norway

New Robinson Service Center in Norway

20-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

20-May-2014Source: Dallas Airmotive

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

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