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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

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

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

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

20-May-2014Source: Dallas Airmotive

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

Airbus Helicopters donates vital training aid to BCIT aerospace facility

Airbus Helicopters donates vital training aid to BCIT aerospace facility

16-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada

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

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

14-May-2014Source: PAS MRO

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

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

7-May-2014Source: Airbus

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

Sikorsky transfers S76A maintenance trainer to Canadore College

Sikorsky transfers S76A maintenance trainer to Canadore College

2-May-2014Source: Sikorsky

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

Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

23-Apr-2014Source: Bell

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

Columbia Helicopters receives 10th FAA Diamond Award

Columbia Helicopters receives 10th FAA Diamond Award

22-Apr-2014Source: AHSAFA

 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

Global Helicopter Mechanic Career Survey

Global Helicopter Mechanic Career Survey

8-Apr-2014Source: ARSA

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

JSSI starts 25th anniversary celebration with gratitude

JSSI starts 25th anniversary celebration with gratitude

6-Apr-2014Source: JSSI

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

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

3-Apr-2014Source: Kratos

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

Castle Air gains AW139 Service Center approval

Castle Air gains AW139 Service Center approval

2-Apr-2014Source: Castle Air

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

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2014 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2014 Edition

1-Apr-2014Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Uralhelicom completes R44 maintenance course

Uralhelicom completes R44 maintenance course

25-Mar-2014Source: Uralhelicom

[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

Sikorsky receives 12th Maintenance Excellence Award from US Navy

Sikorsky receives 12th Maintenance Excellence Award from US Navy

13-Mar-2014Source: Sikorsky

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

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

9-Mar-2014Source: HeliMX

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

Universal Helicopters Hires Director of Maintenance

Universal Helicopters Hires Director of Maintenance

5-Mar-2014Source: Universal Helicopters

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

Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

4-Mar-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

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

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

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

28-Feb-2014Source: Heli-One

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

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

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

26-Feb-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

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

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

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

24-Feb-2014Source: Sikorsky

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

Keystone Turbine Services displaying at Heli-Expo

Keystone Turbine Services displaying at Heli-Expo

20-Feb-2014Source: Keystone

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

All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

19-Feb-2014Source: All Metal MS

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

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – February/March 2014 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – February/March 2014 Edition

1-Feb-2014Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Ka-32 service and maintenance centre opens in Korea

Ka-32 service and maintenance centre opens in Korea

28-Jan-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

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

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

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

28-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

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

Van Horn Aviation Establishes Repair Station

Van Horn Aviation Establishes Repair Station

28-Jan-2014Source: Van Horn Aviation

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

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

28-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

CV International, Inc.*, Bend, Ore., was awarded a $15,916,531 firm-fixed-price contract for a modernized maintenance platform for CH-47, UH-60, AH-64, and OH-58 helicopters and for Unmanned Aerial System aircraft.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 27, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received.... Read more

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

2-Jan-2014Source: INAER

INAER Spain will take over the maintenance of the Armed Forces’ fleet of AB 212 helicopters. The contract was awarded through a public competition by the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) and will last three years with the option of a two year extension. INAER has already taken delivery of the first AB 212 at its... Read more

Gama Aviation Exhibiting at Heli UK Expo 2014

Gama Aviation Exhibiting at Heli UK Expo 2014

20-Dec-2013Source: Heli UK Expo

Gama Aviation has confirmed their attendance at the Heli UK Expo at Sywell Aerodrome, from 3rd – 4th June 2014. Gama Engineering Ltd. has earned a reputation for excellence in the field of aircraft and helicopter maintenance and support. Fully validated by both their EASA/FAR Part 145 approval status in addition to their full turn-key EASA Part 21J design, Part 21G... Read more

Applications for 2014 AMT Employer Award Program Now Available

Applications for 2014 AMT Employer Award Program Now Available

16-Dec-2013Source: NATA

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program are now available. This award program is designed to recognize companies that employ aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) and encourages and supports AMT training. The award is based on the percentage of AMTs employed by... Read more

Metro Aviation to partner with Avstar Media for CBT

Metro Aviation to partner with Avstar Media for CBT

11-Dec-2013Source: Metro Aviation

Development is underway for Metro Aviation’s new custom training program for maintenance technicians. A computer-based training program is currently being developed by Avstar Media and will be tailor-made for Metro based on the company’s own training manuals. “Avstar Media provides the most current and comprehensive information in a high tech format that trains our personnel... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – December 2013/January 2014 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – December 2013/January 2014 Edition

1-Dec-2013Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference announced

Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference announced

27-Nov-2013Source: AHS

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of AHS International will hold their Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference on January 22-24, 2014 at Holiday Inn at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California.  These conferences, held every 10 years since 1974, have documented remarkable scientific advances and engineering achievements in rotorcraft aeromechanics.  The theme of the Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services renews Eurocopter maintenance support services agreement

Falcon Aviation Services renews Eurocopter maintenance support services agreement

24-Nov-2013Source: Eurocopter

Maintenance support provided by Falcon Aviation Services for Eurocopter helicopters in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East will be continued with today’s renewal of the two companies’ services agreement. This will ensure the sustainment of top-level maintenance services within Eurocopter’s global support network from such providers as Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services , and... Read more

AMS Introduces Smart Inventory Barcode Checkout Tool

AMS Introduces Smart Inventory Barcode Checkout Tool

22-Nov-2013Source: AMS

Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS), a growing software company that supports aircraft operators, component repair shops, MROs and manufacturers in their maintenance planning, procedures and inventory management, has introduced its newest feature, the AMS Smart Inventory Barcode Checkout Tool (Smart Checkout Tool). The Smart Checkout Tool allows the AMS client to quickly issue parts out of... Read more

Eurocopter and Falcon Aviation Services renew maintenance support agreement

Eurocopter and Falcon Aviation Services renew maintenance support agreement

21-Nov-2013Source: Eurocopter

Maintenance support provided by Falcon Aviation Services for Eurocopter helicopters in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East will be continued with today’s renewal of the two companies’ services agreement. This will ensure the sustainment of top-level maintenance services within Eurocopter’s global support network from such providers as Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services, and enhances... Read more

Avia Solutions buys helicopter maintenance org Helisota

Avia Solutions buys helicopter maintenance org Helisota

6-Nov-2013Source: Avia Solutions Group

Avia Solutions Group, a WSE listed global provider of one-stop-shop aviation business solutions, has announced about the recent acquisition of the controlling interest in the Lithuania-based helicopter maintenance organization Helisota. In the course of several takeover stages Avia Solutions Group will gain 96.2% of the company’s shares, some of them through acquiring directly from the... Read more

Guidance Aviation Maintenance Director Awarded FAA’s GA Maintenance Technician of the Year

Guidance Aviation Maintenance Director Awarded FAA’s GA Maintenance Technician of the Year

5-Nov-2013Source: Guidance Aviation

Mr. Jason Kidd, Director of Maintenance, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was awarded the FAA’s Maintenance Technician of the Year, 2014, for the State of Arizona. As a State winner, Kidd moves on to the national FAA awards which take place every year during EAA Airventure Oshkosh. Kidd, a U.S. Military... Read more

New website for Norwegian maintenance docking systems manufacturer

New website for Norwegian maintenance docking systems manufacturer

31-Oct-2013Source: RA-Technology

Ryfylke Aluminium Technology AS , a Norwegian based company  and  a global provider in development , design and manufacturing of  maintenance docking systems and ground support equipment for helicopter and fixed wing are pleased to announce the launch of a new web site www.ra-ass.com. Oyvind Mork Managing Director of  RA-Aviation Support Solutions, believes to  make... Read more

Vector Aerospace and Era Helicopters Sign 5 year support contract for S76 and AS350 fleets

Vector Aerospace and Era Helicopters Sign 5 year support contract for S76 and AS350 fleets

31-Oct-2013Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”), has signed a five-year agreement with Era Helicopters LLC (“Era”) for repair and overhaul of dynamic components for Era’s Sikorsky S76 and Eurocopter AS350 fleets. As per the terms of the five-year agreement, HS-NA will provide Era with inspection, repair, overhaul, testing, modification and other services as... Read more

Uniflight appointed AgustaWestland Service Center

Uniflight appointed AgustaWestland Service Center

22-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, has named Uniflight an Authorized Service Center for AgustaWestland aircraft operating in the United States. With this agreement, Uniflight becomes AgustaWestland’s newest service center in the United States and is authorized to perform periodic airframe maintenance inspections on all AW119 single engine and GrandNew light twins. This authorization also allows Uniflight... Read more

Sikorsky announce AAG as first S-76D Customer Support Center

Sikorsky announce AAG as first S-76D Customer Support Center

22-Oct-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), headquartered in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., will provide comprehensive maintenance management, inspections and spare parts procurement for customers operating the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  Both SAS and AAG are part of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) During the National Business... Read more

Sikorsky launches phase maintenance kits for Black Hawk

Sikorsky launches phase maintenance kits for Black Hawk

22-Oct-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the introduction of configuration-specific phase maintenance kits for Sikorsky Aircraft’s legacy UH-60A and UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters, as well as the UH-60M model and newest international variant, the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft.  Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.... Read more

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

6-Oct-2013Source: Ruag Aviation

RUAG Aviation has been officially authorised to perform the full range of maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and upgrade services for the McDonnell Douglas MD 500, MD 600 and MD 900 helicopter series. The Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) rating was received in June 2013 and covers services for the MD 500E, MD 520N, MD 530E, MD... Read more

Metro Aviation to Host Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Course

Metro Aviation to Host Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Course

4-Oct-2013Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation will host a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 206/207 Line and Base Maintenance factory maintenance training program at the new state-of-the-art helicopter training center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The classes are presented by FlightSafety International. These instructor-led programs feature classroom lecture combined with practical, hands on applications. The course emphasizes the ability to identify,... Read more

Kratos wins $8.5M contract for CH-53K Maintenance Training Systems

Kratos wins $8.5M contract for CH-53K Maintenance Training Systems

1-Oct-2013Source: Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.KTOS +0.00% , a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received from Sikorsky a contract award valued at over $8.5 million to design and develop maintenance training systems for the CH-53K heavy lift replacement helicopter. Kratos will provide a full-fidelity Maintenance Training Device Suite (MTDS), as well as... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – October/November 2013 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – October/November 2013 Edition

1-Oct-2013Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Receives Prestigious Maintenance Excellence Award for 11th Time

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Receives Prestigious Maintenance Excellence Award for 11th Time

26-Sep-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today it has received the 2012 Maintenance Excellence Award from the U.S. Naval Reserve Tactical Support Wing (TSW) for support of the Composite Fighter Squadron VFC-111, based in Key West, Fla.  The award is the 11th for SAS since the program started in 2001. SAS is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft... Read more

Lundin Software announces new Gannet app for smartphones

Lundin Software announces new Gannet app for smartphones

23-Sep-2013Source: Lundin Software

Lundin Software has revealed its new GANNET App for Smart Phones. The new App further enhances the capability of the Maintenance Software Information system used by an increasing number of Helicopter and fixed-wing operators. The new GANNET App provides the maintenance personnel a wide range of possibilities while on-the-job or even while travelling. For example... Read more

NATO develops multinational logistics partnership on helicopter maintenance in Afghanistan

NATO develops multinational logistics partnership on helicopter maintenance in Afghanistan

20-Aug-2013Source: NATO

NATO Allies have successfully completed the first of 29 ongoing multinational Smart Defence projects which are to help ensure that NATO remains fit for the future. The project, to develop a multinational logistics partnership on helicopter maintenance in Afghanistan, was part of the initial batch of projects launched by NATO leaders at their Chicago Summit... Read more

AW139 Maintenance Enhancements Drive Down Costs and Increase Availability

AW139 Maintenance Enhancements Drive Down Costs and Increase Availability

19-Aug-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the introduction major enhancements to the Maintenance Programme for the best selling AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter, which will reduce maintenance and operating costs and enable operators to further increase aircraft availability and utilisation.  Thanks to the proven capabilities and safety demonstrated over nine years of operation with... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – August/September 2013 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – August/September 2013 Edition

1-Aug-2013Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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ALEA 2013 – American Eurocopter promotes AS350 12-year inspection work

ALEA 2013 – American Eurocopter promotes AS350 12-year inspection work

17-Jul-2013Source: American Eurocopter

One of the best ways law enforcement agencies and other operators can optimize the long-term use of popular Eurocopter AS350 series aircraft is to have American Eurocopter perform the detailed 12-Year Inspection. The 12-Year Inspection effectively resets the inspection cycles to zero (0) and allows the aircraft to be completely updated by incorporating all existing... Read more

All Metal unveils “Safety First” portable maintenance ladder

All Metal unveils “Safety First” portable maintenance ladder

3-Jul-2013Source: All Metal MS

All Metal, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” maintenance stands, hangar equipment and specialty tooling, unveiled its newest product today, PF-01, a lightweight portable maintenance ladder designed for field use. The PF-01 Maintenance Ladder is designed to be stored inside the aircraft at all times, providing access... Read more

Metro Aviation to host P&WC factory maintenance training

Metro Aviation to host P&WC factory maintenance training

2-Jul-2013Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is increasing the curriculum offered by the new Metro Aviation Training Center with the addition of Pratt & Whitney courses presented by FlightSafety International.  Pratt & Whitney factory maintenance training for the PW 206/207 will be offered quarterly at Metro’s Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  These instructor-led courses emphasize proactive safety, reliability, performance... Read more

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

26-Jun-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort... Read more

Heli-One secures multi-million-dollar PBH contract with NHV

Heli-One secures multi-million-dollar PBH contract with NHV

19-Jun-2013Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has today signed a long-term contract with aviation services company Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) at the Paris Air Show. NHV operates in nine countries, serving the oil-and-gas industry and delivering emergency medical services and other missions.  Under the five-year contract, Heli-One will... Read more

Eurocopter and Ramco partner for cloud-based helicopter maintenance software

Eurocopter and Ramco partner for cloud-based helicopter maintenance software

19-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter today announced its global partnership with Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on cloud, mobile and tablets. Both companies will join forces to offer state-of-the-art helicopter maintenance software which will ease the life of operators and maintenance centers. This partnership agreement, formally signed at the 2013 Paris Air Show, enables Eurocopter and Ramco... Read more

Turbomeca extends certification of COHC as a Certified Maintenance Center

Turbomeca extends certification of COHC as a Certified Maintenance Center

19-Jun-2013Source: Turbomeca

On the occasion of the Paris Air Show, Turbomeca China (Safran) announces the renewal of certification Citic Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) as Maintenance Center. This agreement strengthens and the service proximity to customers operators in China. With the renewal of this agreement, COHC provides the external assistance, trained and qualified by Turbomeca technicians to provide... Read more

Metro Aviation hosts first Turbomeca training class

Metro Aviation hosts first Turbomeca training class

19-Jun-2013Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently hosted its first of 3 Turbomeca Level 1 classes for 2013 at its new training facility in Shreveport, Louisiana. Turbomeca USA is providing factory training courses on Arriel and Arrius engines in the Metro Aviation Training Center. Since completing its new comprehensive Training Center at the beginning of the year, Metro Aviation... Read more

Vector Aerospace get Sikorsky approval for UK S76 service centre

Vector Aerospace get Sikorsky approval for UK S76 service centre

18-Jun-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement with Vector Aerospace that appoints Vector’s United Kingdom facilities as authorized Customer Service Centres (CSC) to support Sikorsky S-76® helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Vector Aerospace is recognized in the... Read more

NATF announces first Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship recipient

NATF announces first Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship recipient

10-Jun-2013Source: NATF

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) is proud to announce that Sergio Vergara is the first winner of the Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship. This scholarship is named after Richard L. Taylor, Professor Emeritus, who for 22 years was the director of flight operations and education at The Ohio State University. His distinctive leadership... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – June/July 2013 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – June/July 2013 Edition

1-Jun-2013Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Helog Aviation gains EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation approval

Helog Aviation gains EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation approval

28-May-2013Source: Helog Aviation

With this just recently received certification by the German Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) as a maintenance organisation in compliance with EASA Part 145 our Maintenanc is being transferred from HELOG Aviation GmbH, certified by Austrocontrol, to HELOG Aviation KG / Germany. HELOG Aviation KG is licensed by the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt under EASA Part 145, Approval No. DE.145.0500 and... Read more

UK – CHC launches new engineering apprenticeships

UK – CHC launches new engineering apprenticeships

28-May-2013Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter, the world’s largest helicopter services company, has launched an advanced engineering apprenticeship scheme to foster the next generation of engineering talent. CHC has joined forces with Resource Group’s Part 147 approved training organisation, LRTT, to develop the apprenticeship programme which will see 35 young people expected to join CHC’s UK and Dutch operations... Read more

EASA approves 49 of FlightSafety’s Maintanance Courses

EASA approves 49 of FlightSafety’s Maintanance Courses

16-May-2013Source: FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International announces that it has received approval from EASA for 49 of its practical maintenance training courses under Regulation 1149/2011 to date. All previously approved EASA practical maintenance training courses are to comply with agency’s Training Needs Analysis requirement no later than August 1, 2013. “We are pleased that EASA has approved 49 of... Read more

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

8-May-2013Source: Sikorsky

International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), May 7, 2013 – Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a teaming agreement with WIKING Kale Air to establish a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Service Center (CSC) in Turkey. Supporting the country’s S-76® helicopter platform, the CSC will be centrally located in the city of Istanbul, and will offer maintenance... Read more

Vector Aerospace opens multi-million dollar expansion in Alabama

Vector Aerospace opens multi-million dollar expansion in Alabama

8-May-2013Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace today announced the grand opening of its new hangar and office complex which adds 45,000 square feet to its existing Helicopter Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Andalusia.  This expansion provides Vector with over 90,000 square feet of operations and support area and will allow Vector to service more than 20 aircraft... Read more

All Metal MS Tests Russian Market

All Metal MS Tests Russian Market

7-May-2013Source: All Metal MS, Inc.

All Metal, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” maintenance stands, hangar equipment and specialty tooling, announced today that it has reached an agreement with AVIABASE, a Moscow-based product distribution company, to begin testing distribution of All Metal maintenance stands, hanger equipment and specialty tools. All Metal began... Read more

Report Critical of FAA Repair Station Oversight

Report Critical of FAA Repair Station Oversight

7-May-2013Source: HAI

A DOT Inspector General’s (IG) report requested by the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Committee’s Aviation panel was released May 6 saying he FAA has “room for improvement” on oversight of aircraft repair stations. In the third audit in 10 years of FAA’s oversight of more than 4,000 aircraft repair stations worldwide that maintain U.S.... Read more

VMM-266R conducts MV-22B maintenance aboard USS Kearsarge

VMM-266R conducts MV-22B maintenance aboard USS Kearsarge

7-May-2013Source: US Marine Corps

With the help of sailors assigned to the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted maintenance on MV-22B Ospreys on the flight deck of the Kearsarge’s flight deck, at sea, May 4, 2013. Due to the nature of being out at sea, it can be... Read more

Bell expands Maintainers & Operators Conferences offerings

Bell expands Maintainers & Operators Conferences offerings

1-May-2013Source: Bell

Bell announced the debut of two Maintainers and Operators (M&O) conferences this week in China. The conferences, held in Beijing on April 23 and Shanghai on April 25, served as an opportunity for customers in the region to meet with Bell Helicopter customer support representatives and other industry experts. “As we continue to expand our... Read more

Uniflight to maintain Houston Police Bell 412

Uniflight to maintain Houston Police Bell 412

16-Apr-2013Source: Uniflight LLC

Uniflight LLC of Grand Prairie Texas is very pleased to announce the award of a contract by the Houston Texas Police Department to provide maintenance support for the department’s helicopters. The contract awarded to Uniflight is for one base year and two additional option years.  The contract is for the support of Bell Helicopter 412... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam Awarded 7th FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence

Air Evac Lifeteam Awarded 7th FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence

8-Apr-2013Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam has been awarded the Diamond Certificate of Excellence for the seventh consecutive year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The honor is bestowed on companies that have 100 percent employee participation in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards program. The program encourages aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) to complete initial and recurrent training, and then... Read more

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