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NATA announces recipients of the 2013 AMT Employer Recognition Awards

NATA announces recipients of the 2013 AMT Employer Recognition Awards

5-Apr-2013Source: NATA

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 AMT Employer Recognition Awards. The association presents these awards annually to companies that employ aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) and provide a minimum number of hours of new or recurrent training to those AMTs on an annual basis. Award winners receive... Read more

French maintenance company Mat Aviation liquidated

French maintenance company Mat Aviation liquidated

3-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Le Parisien newspaper is reporting that Mat Aviation, based at Toussus-le-Noble airfield on the outskirts of Paris, has been forced to close by the liquidator after many months of difficult trading. The move means that twenty employees have lost their jobs at the JAR145 maintenance company. The move is particularly disappointing move when the company... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2013 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2013 Edition

1-Apr-2013Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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ATP releases five new Robinson libraries

ATP releases five new Robinson libraries

22-Mar-2013Source: ATP

ATP has released 5 new libraries in support of Robinson Helicopters. They include 1 new Maintenance Library and 4 new Operator Libraries. The Maintenance Library includes the Maintenance Manuals, Parts Catalogs, Service Bulletins, ADs and Flight Manuals needed to maintain the R66 airframe. The Operators Libraries include the POH, ADs, MMEL, and AIM and are... Read more

AVM Summit Europe 2014 Dates Announced

AVM Summit Europe 2014 Dates Announced

12-Mar-2013Source: AVM

Following the recent success of the second AVM Summit Europe, Aviation Maintenance Magazine has announced the dates of the 3rd AVM Summit Europe which will be held in London, UK on 21st and 22nd January 2014. Most significantly, MARPA, the Modification and Replacement Parts Association, has agreed to support the AVM Summit Europe, by preparing... Read more

All Metal Launches New Marketing Program

All Metal Launches New Marketing Program

28-Feb-2013Source: All Metal

All Metal Maintenance Stands, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of “safety first” custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment, and hangar equipment, announces the launch of the company’s newest enhancements to its fully integrated marketing strategy. Working in conjunction with several marketing and internet companies, All Metal has developed a comprehensive marketing approach... Read more

Heli-One signs 13-year contract to service RAF Puma engines

Heli-One signs 13-year contract to service RAF Puma engines

12-Feb-2013Source: Heli-One

On Feb. 7  Lars Landsnes from Heli-One, joined Ian Craddock, head of helicopters for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), to sign a multi-million pound, 13-year contract to provide long-term logistic support for the Makila 1A1 engines fitted in  new Puma HC2 helicopters used by the Royal Air Force (RAF). The RAF fleet of 24... Read more

PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

5-Feb-2013Source: US DoD

PKL Services Inc.,* Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,321,932 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E aircraft platforms.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – February/March 2013 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – February/March 2013 Edition

1-Feb-2013Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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ARSA surveys impact of ban on new foreign FAA repair station certificates

ARSA surveys impact of ban on new foreign FAA repair station certificates

28-Jan-2013Source: ARSA

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has launched a new survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates. Congress prohibited the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from acting on foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after Aug. 3, 2008 because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had not finalized repair station... Read more

Singapore CAA approves Bell maintenance facility

Singapore CAA approves Bell maintenance facility

23-Jan-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Bell Helicopter Asia, its maintenance service facility in Singapore,  has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). This certification allows Bell Helicopter to complete comprehensive repair, completion, maintenance and customization solutions for its expanding fleet... Read more

FAA backtracks on maintenance duty time limitations

FAA backtracks on maintenance duty time limitations

9-Jan-2013Source: ARSA

In a major victory for the aviation industry, on December 26, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) withdrew its faulty legal interpretation of maintenance duty time limitations prescribed in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 121.377. Specifically, the agency reversed course on its May 18, 2010 legal interpretation meant to clarify the application of... Read more

Cassidian to deliver test system for Tiger helicopter maintenance

Cassidian to deliver test system for Tiger helicopter maintenance

20-Dec-2012Source: EADS

Cassidian has been awarded a contract from OCCAR Tiger Division to provide a turnkey test system to support the maintenance of opto-electronic equipment used on the German version of the Tiger helicopter. A key factor in the decision to use the Cassidian solution was its expertise in opto-electronic test engineering which has successfully supported many... Read more

All Metal Maintenance Stands launches Facebook page

All Metal Maintenance Stands launches Facebook page

11-Dec-2012Source: All Metal MS

All Metal Maintenance Stands, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of “safety first” custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment, and hangar equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of the company’s Facebook page. The page, www.facebook.com/AllMetalMS, will provide exciting insights and information about All Metal and the aviation maintenance industry. John Buscema, All Metal’s President and... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – December 2012/January 2013 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – December 2012/January 2013 Edition

1-Dec-2012Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Mornington Sanford Aviation gain R66 Factory Maintenance Training Approval

Mornington Sanford Aviation gain R66 Factory Maintenance Training Approval

25-Nov-2012Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

Mornington Sanford Aviation have recently been approved by Robinson Helicopter Co as a provider of R66 Factory Maintenance Training.  This provides the company the ability to provide Worldwide maintenance training to either RHC factory or EASA Part 147 Type training standards. Richard Mornington-Sanford has forty years of experience in the aviation industry; 30 of these... Read more

Eurocopter JV expands its helicopter maintenance capabilities in China

Eurocopter JV expands its helicopter maintenance capabilities in China

20-Nov-2012Source: Eurocopter

China’s CGAMEC (COHC General Aviation Maintenance & Engineering Company) joint venture has broadened its helicopter support and services with rotor blade repair approval by Eurocopter, further developing this company’s capabilities as the rotorcraft sector continues to develop and mature in China. The blade repair builds on CGAMEC’s previous qualification as a Eurocopter-approved center for a... Read more

Bell appoints Customer Service Facility for 407s in China

Bell appoints Customer Service Facility for 407s in China

14-Nov-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has appointed H&P General Aviation Service Co., Ltd. (H&P) in Guangzhou, China as a Bell Helicopter authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). H&P is authorized to perform field maintenance on Bell 407 aircraft. “We are pleased to appoint H&P as a Bell Helicopter authorized Customer... Read more

Bell appoints Customer Service Facility for 429s in China

Bell appoints Customer Service Facility for 429s in China

14-Nov-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has appointed Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation Co., Ltd., (Kingwing GA) as a Bell Helicopter authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). Kingwing GA currently provides charter, training, leasing overhaul and operational management from five bases in Eastern China. As a Bell Helicopter authorized CSF, Kingwing is... Read more

Bell signs for first Chinese maintenance training facility

Bell signs for first Chinese maintenance training facility

14-Nov-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to  assist with the establishment of a maintenance training facility for Bell 206L and 407 helicopters in the Guangdong province of China. Bell Helicopter and Guangzhou Civil Aviation College (Guangzhou College) signed the MOU at Airshow China... Read more

FAA, SBA, and industry reps. discuss Part 145 rewrite

FAA, SBA, and industry reps. discuss Part 145 rewrite

7-Nov-2012Source: HAI

With the Nov. 19 comment deadline for the FAA’s revision of Part 145 repair station regulations fast approaching, members of the aviation industry met with FAA officials and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Nov. 5 to discuss the FAA’s proposed aviation repair stations rule, and its effect on aviation businesses. John Goodwin of the... Read more

AMS introduces Document Manager software

AMS introduces Document Manager software

1-Nov-2012Source: AMS

Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS), a growing software company that supports aircraft operators, component repair shops, MRO and manufactures in their maintenance planning and procedures, has today introduced its Document Manager software. Richard Larue, President of AMS states, “Based on our clients’ response where traceability is very important to their workflow as well as the ability... Read more

JSfirm.com & DOM Magazine create “DOM Jobs”

JSfirm.com & DOM Magazine create “DOM Jobs”

30-Oct-2012Source: JSfirm.com

JSfirm.com manager, Jeff Richards, is pleased to announce the release of D.O.M. JOBS. JSfirm.com and D.O.M. Magazine have partnered to integrate the latest real aviation maintenance jobs from JSfirm.com direct to the D.O.M. Magazine website. “We did it again!” said Richards.  “D.O.M. Magazine is one of the top resources for news, events, and now jobs for aviation maintenance management... Read more

Sikorsky selects Oklahoma site for Flight and Maintenance Training Academy

Sikorsky selects Oklahoma site for Flight and Maintenance Training Academy

29-Oct-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aviation Training Consulting (ATC) to establish an advanced flight and maintenance training academy, the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA), inAltus, Okla. SAS is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “Many of our... Read more

Regional Maintenance Manager for Air Evac Lifeteam wins award

Regional Maintenance Manager for Air Evac Lifeteam wins award

17-Oct-2012Source: Director of Maintenance

Cliff Johnson, the regional maintenance manager for HAI member Air Evac Lifeteam, was recognized in the current issue of Director of Maintenance magazine as the Maintenance Manager of the Year. Johnson manages 28 maintenance facilities across four states... Read more

All Metal Maintenance Stands to use Blickle Wheels and Casters exclusively

All Metal Maintenance Stands to use Blickle Wheels and Casters exclusively

11-Oct-2012Source: All Metal MS

All Metal Maintenance Stands, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of “safety first” custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment, and hangar equipment, announces that it has signed an agreement with Blickle Wheels and Casters USA to exclusively use Blickle wheels and casters on the All Metal MS “safety first” product line. Since 1953,... Read more

Scissor Deck targets helicopter market

Scissor Deck targets helicopter market

7-Oct-2012Source: Scissor Deck

Easy Access Industrial Design Inc. is pleased to introduce the new in-house designed line of aluminum maintenance platforms. The Scissor Deck industrial maintenance platform design, with U.S. patent pending, has been developed from over 10 years of integrating customer suggestions. Scissor Deck industrial maintenance platforms are an expanding product line having been launched in the... Read more

EASA publishes revised Part-M and Part-145 consolidated rules

EASA publishes revised Part-M and Part-145 consolidated rules

4-Oct-2012Source: EASA

The revised editions of Part-M and Part-145 have been published and can be purchased online from the EU Bookshop on the Technical Publications webpage at http://easa.europa.eu/technical-publications These updated versions include Amending Regulation 593/2012 as well as the latest Decisions. Again, the format is consolidated in such a way that each rule paragraph is followed by... Read more

USCG visits All Metal MS to inspect finalized prototypes and tour facility

USCG visits All Metal MS to inspect finalized prototypes and tour facility

4-Oct-2012Source: All Metal MS

The U.S. Coast Guard recently visited the manufacturing facilities of All Metal Maintenance Stands to inspect the finalized prototypes that All Metal custom designed to outfit the Coast Guard’s fleet of MH-65s.  These multi-purpose maintenance stands were designed for use when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls on the MH-65. All Metal developed the... Read more

Kazakhstan manufacturer signs agreement for EC145 work in Mongolia

Kazakhstan manufacturer signs agreement for EC145 work in Mongolia

30-Sep-2012Source: Helihub.com

Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, the Kazak company licenced to produce Eurocopter helicopters, is to enter the market in Mongolia. During a visit to Ulan Bator, co-organized with the National Agency for Export and Investment, commercial director Karybay Ablezov signed a memorandum with the Mongolians. The company will be performing maintenance EC145 helicopter in Mongolia, to provide... Read more

Heli-One signs German Federal Police for AS332L1 maintenance

Heli-One signs German Federal Police for AS332L1 maintenance

17-Sep-2012Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it has been awarded a 10-year, multi-million dollar contract by the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) in support of the German Bundespolizei’s (BPOL) fleet of Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L1 helicopters. As per the terms of the agreement, Heli-One is responsible for... Read more

HAI, ATEC Discuss the Other Population Shortage: Techs

HAI, ATEC Discuss the Other Population Shortage: Techs

17-Sep-2012Source: HAI

On Friday, September 14, HAI welcomed several members from ATEC, the Aviation Technician Education Council, for a discussion about the helicopter industry’s other impending shortage: maintenance personnel. “The shortage is real, and it’s only going to get worse,” said Harold Summers, HAI’s director of flight operations and technical services, who led the meeting. “Now is... Read more

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

17-Aug-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers. The service centre is located at AVIASUR’s modern facility at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile, where an official opening ceremony was... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – August/September 2012 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – August/September 2012 Edition

1-Aug-2012Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Bell and Cessna open AsiaPac Service Facility in Singapore

Bell and Cessna open AsiaPac Service Facility in Singapore

31-Jul-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, in partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, opened a new regional service center in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park. Bell Helicopter and Cessna are Textron companies (NYSE: TXT). The new state-of-the-art facility offers customers a one-stop shop for comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization solutions. “The grand opening of our Asia Pacific service... Read more

Memphis police – fleet of four grounded by maintenance needs

Memphis police – fleet of four grounded by maintenance needs

27-Jul-2012Source: Commercial Appeal

Memphis Police have a fleet of three Bell 206 JetRangers an a Eurocopter AS350.  Each is currently grounded by a maintenance requirement (see full story)... Read more

Sikorsky Helitech Signs $120M Australian H-60 Maintenance Contract

Sikorsky Helitech Signs $120M Australian H-60 Maintenance Contract

20-Jul-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Australia Limited announced today the signing of a four-year agreement with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for ongoing logistics and engineering support for the Commonwealth of Australia’s fleet of BLACK HAWK (S-70A(TM)) and SEAHAWK® (S-70B(TM)) helicopters. Valued at more than $120 million, with six annual renewable options, the contract is a follow-on agreement... Read more

Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters appointed as an  AW Authorized Service Centre

Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters appointed as an AW Authorized Service Centre

12-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in Nigeria., Caverton’s Service Centre based in West Africa’s commercial hub, Lagos, will provide maintenance and repair services and an extensive a spare parts inventory for the type,... Read more

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

11-Jul-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60... Read more

Advanced Helicopter Services debuts new exhibit at ALEA Expo

Advanced Helicopter Services debuts new exhibit at ALEA Expo

11-Jul-2012Source: Advanced Helicopter Services

Longtime helicopter service and maintenance provider,Advanced Helicopter Services, Inc.(AHS) will be exhibiting for the first time this year during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Reno, Nevada from 11-14 JUL 2012. The company provides comprehensive airframe and engine maintenance, repair, overhaul, avionics, and custom tailored maintenance solutions around the clock... Read more

AgustaWestland Malaysia signs for new helicopter centre

AgustaWestland Malaysia signs for new helicopter centre

10-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland Malaysia, an AgustaWestland subsidiary, and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) held a ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow for the signature of long-term lease agreement, for a new facility at the Helicopter Centre being developed within the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre, at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (Subang) Airport near Kuala Lumpur. The construction... Read more

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

10-Jul-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the... Read more

HAI raises awareness of Part 145 NPRM

HAI raises awareness of Part 145 NPRM

4-Jul-2012Source: HAI

On May 21, 2012, the FAA issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in an attempt to clarify and update the Part 145 regulations governing repair station certification. The NPRM proposes to alter the rating system classification by reducing the current system of eight ratings down to five. Under the proposed rules, repair stations... Read more

New helicopter maintenance base in Kyrgyzstan

New helicopter maintenance base in Kyrgyzstan

28-Jun-2012Source: Helihub.com

A helicopter service centre has been opened in Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan capital. The base will both maintain and upgrade Mil helicopters and provide warranty services. The new centre has been set up by Novosibirsky Aviaremontnyi Zavod, part of the Russian Helicopterscongolmerate. Local operations of Mil helicopters are centred on Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry for Emergency Situations, the... Read more

Russian Helicopters releases Advanced HUMS

Russian Helicopters releases Advanced HUMS

27-Jun-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of the Russian state defence industry holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, including a number of the most renowned, innovative and widely used models, are pleased to present the Advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (A-HUMS). A-HUMS is a promising development project that will substantially increase flight... Read more

Spika sells Black Hawk Phase Maintenance Stands to Australian military

Spika sells Black Hawk Phase Maintenance Stands to Australian military

12-Jun-2012Source: Spika

Spika Welding and Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of aircraft maintenance platforms and maintenance support equipment, announces that it has been awarded a contract with the Australian Government Department of Defence to supply Black Hawk maintenance stands for Army Aviation facilities in Sydney and Townsville. Spika won the contract, valued at over $500,000 (USD), after... Read more

STAT MedEvac wins second FAA Diamond Award

STAT MedEvac wins second FAA Diamond Award

12-Jun-2012Source: STAT MedEvac

STAT MedEvac, one of the largest air ambulance services in Pennsylvania, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award Certificate of Excellence. This award honors employers and aviation maintenance technicians who take a proactive role in safety training.  “The Diamond award is the highest award of its type and recognizes training that exceeds federal requirements,”... Read more

ARSA takes a look at FAA’s rewrite of 145

ARSA takes a look at FAA’s rewrite of 145

11-Jun-2012Source: ARSA

On May 21, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would significantly revise 14 CFR part 145, the regulation governing aviation maintenance repair stations. While ARSA is still analyzing its implications, staff has completed a side-by-side comparison and a red-lined version of the current vs. proposed rule. Among other things, the NPRM preamble asserts... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine –  June/July 2012 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – June/July 2012 Edition

1-Jun-2012Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Eurocopter and Turbomeca launch maintenance training centre in Mexico

Eurocopter and Turbomeca launch maintenance training centre in Mexico

25-May-2012Source: Eurocopter Mexico

Eurocopter de México (EMSA) and Turbomeca México (Safran Group) have signed a cooperation agreement for the training of helicopter maintenance technicians and recently opened their first joint training center in Mexico, which is also the first of its kind on the American continent to offer Spanish-speaking instructors. This new center, inaugurated today by Eurocopter’s Executive... Read more

All Metal to build custom maintenance stands for Chevron AW139s

All Metal to build custom maintenance stands for Chevron AW139s

23-May-2012Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a leader in the development and manufacturing of safety first custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment and hangar equipment, announces that the Aircraft Operations of Chevron North America gave the approval to purchase 18 custom maintenance stands for their fleet of AW139s. All Metal has been working with Chevron North America’s Aircraft... Read more

FAA proposes new repair station regulations

FAA proposes new repair station regulations

23-May-2012Source: ARSA

On May 21, the FAA released a proposed rule that would bring significant regulatory changes to repair stations operating under 14 CFR part 145. “As with all proposed rules, it may create as many problems as it is trying to fix,” noted ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod. “ARSA notes that there are proposals for permanent housing, satellite... Read more

First Eurocopter maintenance center in Turkey approved

First Eurocopter maintenance center in Turkey approved

17-May-2012Source: Eurocopter

The EBACE agreement authorizing KoçoÄŸlu Aviation as initial Approved Maintenance Center in Turkey further expands Eurocopter’s global support and services network. KoçoÄŸlu Aviation is the leading supplier of emergency medical airlift in Turkey, with a fleet of 10 EC135s and one EC145. Its authorization for the maintenance center Skyline positions KoçoÄŸlu Aviation to handle maintenance,... Read more

Cadorath announces 41 Bell repairs

Cadorath announces 41 Bell repairs

16-May-2012Source: Cadorath Aerospace

Cadorath Aerospace announces it’s development of new Bell Helicopter repairs in the 1st half of May 2012. The Cadorath design and engineering department continues to develop approved repairs for the Bell Helicopter line nearing close to a total of 800 repairs now available. Cadorath Aerospace recently engineered a long list of new repairs on the... Read more

Hensel Phelps awarded $43M contract for MH-47 hangar at Fort Campbell

Hensel Phelps awarded $43M contract for MH-47 hangar at Fort Campbell

11-May-2012Source: US DoD

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $32,450,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the design and construction of the MH-47 aviation maintenance hangar at Fort Campbell, Ky.  Work will be performed in Fort Campbell, Ky., with an estimated completion date of March 8, 2014.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,... Read more

Cadorath Aerospace develops 15 new Bell repairs April 2012

Cadorath Aerospace develops 15 new Bell repairs April 2012

6-May-2012Source: Cadorath Aerospace

Cadorath Aerospace announces it’s development of 15 new Bell Helicopter repairs in April 2012. The Cadorath design and engineering department continues to develop approved repairs for the Bell Helicopter line nearing close to a total of 800 repairs now available. Cadorath Aerospace recently engineered repairs on the Bell Helicopter’s 204B, 205A-1, and 212 rework lines... Read more

Eurocopter considers participation in Rotary Wing Training Center

Eurocopter considers participation in Rotary Wing Training Center

30-Apr-2012Source: World Class Aviation Academy

The European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has shown interest to locate their maintenance training in our Rotary Wing Training Center (RWTC) in Gilze en Rijen, which is opened on Wednesday, April 25 by the Dutch Minister of Defense Hillen. Eurocopter is following the example of Boeing, who relocated it global Chinook maintenance training to the care... Read more

ATP adds Avidyne digital avionics maintenance libraries

ATP adds Avidyne digital avionics maintenance libraries

30-Apr-2012Source: ATP

ATP, a leading provider of safety and compliance information to the aviation industry, announces the addition of the digital avionics technical publications from Avidyne Corporation to its extensive database of technical and maintenance libraries. All Avidyne avionics libraries from ATP now can be accessed via the new ATP® Aviation Hub online service, as well as... Read more

Part 147 Certification for INAER Helicopter Portugal

Part 147 Certification for INAER Helicopter Portugal

25-Apr-2012Source: INAER

The Portuguese National Civil Aviation Institute (INAC) has granted INAER Part 147 certification, which accredits the company as an organisation authorised for the training of aeronautical maintenance technicians. INAER Helicopter Portugal can, from now on, provide training courses and carry out the corresponding tests and exams for students who want to qualify as Aeronautical Maintenance... Read more

40 years and PAMA is still climbing!

40 years and PAMA is still climbing!

25-Apr-2012Source: PAMA

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association was established at its first national convention in Pittsburgh back in 1972. Forty years ago. In the 80’s PAMA introduced IA renewal seminars into its National Convention. It also started its monthly newsletter which later was published in Cygnus/AMT magazine. In the 90’s PAMA was approved by the FAA to... Read more

American Eurocopter asks All Metal MS to design custom maintenance stands

American Eurocopter asks All Metal MS to design custom maintenance stands

24-Apr-2012Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, rapidly becoming a global leader in the development and manufacturing of “safety first” custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment and hangar equipment, announced today that world-renowned American Eurocopter has asked All Metal MS to design custom maintenance stands for its manufacturing facility in Texas. These unique stands will solve a number of safety concerns... Read more

JF Taylor Inc awarded $26M to upgrade four MH-60R/60S avionics maintenance trainers

JF Taylor Inc awarded $26M to upgrade four MH-60R/60S avionics maintenance trainers

18-Apr-2012Source: US DoD

JF Taylor, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $26,415,163 firm-fixed-price contract for the upgrade of two MH-60R and two MH-60S avionics maintenance trainers; three MH-60R weapons load trainers; and two MH-60S mission configuration trainer/weapons load trainers.  Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Md. (53 percent); Tampa, Fla. (15.4 percent); Sterling, Va. (13.8... Read more

Sikorsky win $25M more for CH-53K maintenance

Sikorsky win $25M more for CH-53K maintenance

16-Apr-2012Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $25,674,383 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) to provide detailed maintenance plans in support of the CH-53K helicopter program.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and is expected to be completed in December 2015.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of... Read more

DynCorp wins $25M Kuwait Air Force Apache contract

DynCorp wins $25M Kuwait Air Force Apache contract

16-Apr-2012Source: DynCorp

DynCorp International (DI) today announced that it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army to provide a Maintenance Augmentation Team (MAT) for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) AH-64D Apache helicopter maintenance program. “This is a great win because it reaffirms our valuable relationship with the U.S. Army. We take pride in the confidence... Read more

763rd changes to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

763rd changes to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

12-Apr-2012Source: US Air Force

The 763rd Maintenance Squadron transitioned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron Apr.10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The name change signifies the squadron’s alignment with its sister-squadrons to become a more cohesive unit. The 763rd originally fell under the 563rd Maintenance Group at Air Force Special Operations Command, but the squadron was redesignated after it... Read more

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2012 Edition

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine – April/May 2012 Edition

1-Apr-2012Source: Helicopter Maintenance Magazine

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Gulf Helicopters recieves inital EASA Part 147 MTO approval

Gulf Helicopters recieves inital EASA Part 147 MTO approval

28-Mar-2012Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters Company today announced that earlier this month the Gulf Helicopters Training Academy (GHTA) has received Initial European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization Approval. GHTA is now a fully approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization to conduct courses on the AB139 / AW139 (PWC PT6). Additional training capabilities are presently... Read more

EASA certifies new Bell service facility in Prague

EASA certifies new Bell service facility in Prague

26-Mar-2012Source: Bell

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft Company announced today that their joint service facility, operated by Aviation Service a.s. in Prague, Czech Republic, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) certification. “Growing our customer support and services around the globe is a strategic priority... Read more

PAMA & JSfirm.com “A perfect match”

PAMA & JSfirm.com “A perfect match”

25-Mar-2012Source: JSfirm.com

JSfirm.com Manager, Jeff Richards, is excited to announce the launch of “PAMA Job Postings” on PAMA.org.  The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and JSfirm.com released a new job section on the PAMA website.  “PAMA now has the most up-to-date aviation maintenance and avionics jobs available for their members.  This live, searchable, jobs board is available to all visitors at: www.pama.org/jobs/all”... Read more

Component Control to participate in ARSA Annual Repair Symposium

Component Control to participate in ARSA Annual Repair Symposium

13-Mar-2012Source: Component Control

Component Control, exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), announced that it will participate in the ARSA Annual Repair Symposium, March 14 – 16, 2012, at The Ritz Carlton, Arlington, Va. Component Control will be on-hand to answer regulatory-based business process questions and discuss the business... Read more

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

7-Mar-2012Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” This achievement signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to honor aviation organizations and their... Read more

FAA and EASA revise Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) provisions

FAA and EASA revise Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) provisions

7-Mar-2012Source: ARSA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have issued a revision to Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) provisions. The MAG, originally released on May 3, 2011, contains implementation procedures for the U.S./EU Aviation Safety Agreement; it contains three sections relevant to 1) regulatory authorities 2) U.S.-based repair stations and 3) EU-based approved... Read more

UTair Engineering expect 2012 revenues to exceed 4 billion rubles

UTair Engineering expect 2012 revenues to exceed 4 billion rubles

24-Feb-2012Source: UTair

Board of Directors of “UTair-Engineering” summed up the activities for the period 2011 and considered the draft business plan for 2012. In 2011 the company carried out daily support up to 290 helicopters in the amount of linear and time-consuming maintenance in Russia and abroad, which exceeded the 2010 figure by 15%. According to the plan... Read more

Cadorath announces winners of $15,000 Heli-Expo Prizes

Cadorath announces winners of $15,000 Heli-Expo Prizes

23-Feb-2012Source: Cadorath

Cadorath Aerospace announce the winners of their “Win $5,000 of Bell Helicopter Repairs” contest held during HELI-EXPO 2012. The three lucky winners selected from the 46 eligible people who booked appointments at the show were: 1) Rotorcraft Support Inc. – Phil Difiore 2) Helicopters Inc. – Jule Boyer 3) Logic Aviation – Duane Bodette “On... Read more

Conklin & De Decker launches helicopter maintenance management seminar

Conklin & De Decker launches helicopter maintenance management seminar

22-Feb-2012Source: Conklin & De Decker

Every maintenance technician in your organization has the appropriate tools to maintain your aircraft. But which tools do your maintenance managers possess to meet their daily management duties? Do they have the necessary skills to Manage personnel in the maintenance department, Interact with other departments, and Consume the organization’s resources efficiently? If you are unsure... Read more

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