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OAS Helicopters signs up for ENVISION

OAS Helicopters signs up for ENVISION

OAS Helicopters, the Nigerian charter operator, has awarded Rusada a contract for the use and implementation of its MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS) has operated in the region since 1992. Headquartered in Lagos and operating out of Port Harcourt, OAS recently acquired a new AW139 helicopter for use… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 02-Sep-20

Triumph to provide helicopter MRO services to Global Aerospace Logistics

Triumph to provide helicopter MRO services to Global Aerospace Logistics

Triumph Group [NYSE:TGI] announced that its Triumph Systems & Support business has signed an agreement with Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) to provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services for aircraft accessories and components for military aircraft that GAL services and repairs for its Middle Eastern customers. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, GAL provides comprehensive… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 03-Aug-20

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Bell buys Chinese maintainer Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

Bell buys Chinese maintainer Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is strengthening its customer service and support offerings with the acquisition of Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to increase Bell’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in China. Previously appointed as an Authorized Maintenance Center, the acquired Zhenjiang Aerochine – now Zhenjiang Bell Textron Aviation Service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Jul-20

StandardAero Completes Consolidation of Helicopter Centers of Excellence

StandardAero Completes Consolidation of Helicopter Centers of Excellence

StandardAero recently completed the successful consolidation of the company’s Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Helicopter Center of Excellence (COE), after accelerating the final phase of integration of helicopter MRO engine operations into one site. In addition, the company’s transition program included the integration of two additional COEs located Langley, British Columbia, and Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada,… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Jul-20

Safran to support Dutch Cougar engines

Safran to support Dutch Cougar engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to support its Makila-powered AS532U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet. Following a public tender, the contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement to support over 40 Makila 1A2 engines until their end-of-life. Air-Commodore A.R. Laurijssen, Commander of RNLAF Logistics… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 30-Jun-20

Helinetwork International digitalises MRO

Helinetwork International digitalises MRO

Eager to develop the helicopter spare parts market, Helinetwork International has been continuously developing its e-commerce site Rotorplace since its creation in 2018. Only a few months after having integrated the kits for the periodical inpections of Safran engines, Rotorplace now offers maintenance, repair and overhaul of a large catalogue of parts (mechanical, avionics, engines…)…. Read more »

Source: Helinetwork International, 23-Jun-20

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes… Read more »

Source: ITP Aero, 19-Jun-20

AeroBrigham awarded Jamaica Defence Force Bell 429 integration contract

AeroBrigham awarded Jamaica Defence Force Bell 429 integration contract

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider AeroBrigham has announced the contract award of systems integration for nine Bell 429 helicopters destined for the Jamaica Defence Force. The company has inducted and is performing work on the initial two airframes at their main facility in Decatur, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area metroplex…. Read more »

Source: AeroBrigham, 09-Jun-20

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Rotorcorp stops support for Skurka Aerospace and Aviall RR300 Starter Generators for R66 

Rotorcorp stops support for Skurka Aerospace and Aviall RR300 Starter Generators for R66 

Rotorcorp LLC, the world’s largest seller of parts and components for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 Helicopters announced today that the company is immediately withdrawing its support of direct-overhaul and overhaul-exchange RR30000412 starter generators available through Skurka Aerospace, Inc. and Boeing Distribution Services, Inc. (formerly Aviall).  This model starter generator assembly is featured on the… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-Mar-20

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Airbus improves H175 damper & pitch rod maintenance

Airbus improves H175 damper & pitch rod maintenance

In the frame of its maintenance improvement programme for the H175 super medium helicopters, Airbus Helicopters proposes a new solution for measuring the “rod end play” on aircraft with removal of the dampers and pitch rods, which significantly reduces the maintenance workload. The solution consists of two new Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for the “rod… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-Feb-20

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Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers now benefit from a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans. When enrolling an aircraft into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), customers will also have the… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 12-Feb-20

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Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant. Designed in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 31-Jan-20

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Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will perform two Return-to-Service programs for two H225s for Rotortrade, a leading international helicopter distributor. The work will take place at Heli-One Poland in Rzeszow, Poland.   Rotortrade had lead the way in managing, re-purposing and re-marketing the 11-ton Heavy Helicopter Super Puma… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Jan-20

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Southwest Fuel Systems Announces New Triumph Hydromechanical Unit MRO Capability for RR M250 Engines

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces New Triumph Hydromechanical Unit MRO Capability for RR M250 Engines

M International’s subsidiary company Southwest Fuel Systems (SWF) is pleased to announce its approval to provide full-service maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange (MRO) services for original Triumph manufactured Hydromechanical Units (HMU) certified for use on the Rolls-Royce M250-C40/C47 series of gas turbine engines. Ralph Bishop, President of Southwest Fuels stated, “As a Triumph Authorized Engine… Read more »

Source: M International, 12-Dec-19

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UK CHC Helicopter engineers reject further pay offer

UK CHC Helicopter engineers reject further pay offer

Union representatives were locked in talks with CHC Helicopters until late in the evening after a second pay offer was voted down by around 80% of the workforce. Read the full story here

Source: Energy Voice, 27-Nov-19

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StandardAero Announces Opening of MRO Facility in Canada

StandardAero Announces Opening of MRO Facility in Canada

In a celebratory ceremony attended by a number of helicopter operators, industry OEMs and local government officials, StandardAero announced the opening of its newest helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility, continuing its longstanding commitment to the strategic Richmond, BC area and to providing comprehensive aftermarket services to the dense helicopter industry in the Pacific… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 18-Nov-19

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MINT Turbines Names New General Manager

MINT Turbines Names New General Manager

MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group, is pleased to announce Mr. David Norton has joined as their new General Manager effective immediately. Within his expanded role, David is responsible for all operations within their state-of-the-art facility providing MRO services for both Honeywell T53 and Pratt… Read more »

Source: M International, 10-Oct-19

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New Vice President of Heli-One appointed

New Vice President of Heli-One appointed

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Christian Drouin will be promoted from his current role as Vice President of Global Operations, where he manages Heli-One’s three global bases, to Vice President, Heli-One, where he will serve as the lead executive for the entire organization. Drouin replaces… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 30-Sep-19

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MRO Insider Unveils AOG Mobile Application Preview for NBAA-BACE

MRO Insider Unveils AOG Mobile Application Preview for NBAA-BACE

Aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the development of the company’s AOG mobile application. The app will simplify the AOG process by “pinging” AOG providers based on aircraft location, allowing providers to quickly respond with an hourly rate, ETA to aircraft, and additional information needed. Aircraft owner/operators will be able to see this… Read more »

Source: MRO Insider, 23-Sep-19

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StandardAero expands with Safe Aviation Solutions acquisition

StandardAero expands with Safe Aviation Solutions acquisition

StandardAero has acquired Safe Aviation Solutions (including Safe Fuel, Accel and B&E ACR), formerly the MRO services subsidiary of the B&E Group, which will continue to expand StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories (CH&A) division and its portfolio of MRO and component repair services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Houlihan Lokey acted as exclusive… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 13-Sep-19

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UTair Engineering picks AMOS MRO software

UTair Engineering picks AMOS MRO software

Positive AMOS experience also convinces sister company Swiss-AS is pleased to announce that the Russian rotary wing MRO provider UTair Engineering has chosen AMOS and has already planned the first project steps. UTair Engineering now becomes the second member of the UTair Group to choose AMOS, following the airline UTair Aviation, who joined the AMOS… Read more »

12-Sep-19

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H.E.R.O.S. Relocates its Headquarters

H.E.R.O.S. Relocates its Headquarters

H.E.R.O.S. Inc., an industry leader in repairing and overhauling helicopter engines, is relocating its headquarters from Santa Clarita, Calif. to Chandler, Ariz. The company will occupy nearly 19,000-square-feet of industrial space at 10 Chandler, located at 560 N. 54th St. H.E.R.O.S. Inc. plans to create 25 new jobs in the Chandler community and expects to… Read more »

09-Sep-19

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Heli-One Welcomes New Member To The Sales And Business Development Team

Heli-One Welcomes New Member To The Sales And Business Development Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 06-Sep-19

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Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Aug-19

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Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

On 12 July 2019 Robinson Helicopter Company expanded its FAA/EASA approved Repair Station by opening a stand-alone 37,000 square foot facility dedicated to repairs and overhauls. Completed in approximately 18 months, the facility was designed to streamline the repair, inspection, and overhaul process. As the size of the Robinson fleet (12,000+) grows, the demand for… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 23-Jul-19

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Aviation Blade Services Joins First Aviation Services Family

Aviation Blade Services Joins First Aviation Services Family

Aviation Blade Services, Inc., a worldwide leader in helicopter rotor blade repair, overhaul and modification, announced that it has been acquired by First Aviation Services Inc., a leader in component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft. Aviation Blade Services (ABS), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in… Read more »

Source: First Aviation Services, 18-Jul-19

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Rusada unveils new Technical Publications module for ENVISION

Rusada unveils new Technical Publications module for ENVISION

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has announced the newest module for its MRO & Flight Operations solution ENVISION. Technical Publications can be used by aircraft operators and MRO’s to integrate their library of documents into ENVISION, thereby creating live, digital versions of these essential resources. A key feature of the module is the digitization… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 18-Jul-19

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Heli-One appoints New VP H1 Operations

Heli-One appoints New VP H1 Operations

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced the hiring of Christian Drouin as Heli-One’s Vice President of Operations. He will oversee more than 600 employees at the Canadian, Norwegian, and Polish MRO facilities. Drouin, a highly decorated military veteran, brings to Heli-One a keen understanding of the organizational… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 15-Jul-19

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Dallas Airmotive joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

Dallas Airmotive joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

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 »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 17-Jun-19

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Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), is pleased to announce a helicopter upgrade contract with the German Federal Ministry of Interior to modify their incoming Airbus H215 fleet and existing AS332 aircraft. The upgrade project covers four H215s with an option for an additional 16 AS332L1/H215 aircraft and in its… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 24-May-19

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Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

MRO & Flight Operations software provider Rusada, has become the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies. EHA members are placed across… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 22-May-19

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Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

MRO & Flight Operations software provider Rusada, has become the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies. EHA members are… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 15-May-19

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Veelo Technologies Displays VHA Blade at MRO Americas

Veelo Technologies Displays VHA Blade at MRO Americas

Veelo Technologies featured a VHA tail rotor blade in its MRO Americas 2019 display in Atlanta in April to demonstrate the drapability of its proprietary VeeloHEAT carbon nanotube heater blanket material. A subsidiary of Cincinnati, Ohio-based General Nano, Veelo develops cutting-edge materials and manufacturing technologies for composite aircraft and weapon systems. Van Horn Aviation is… Read more »

Source: Veelo Technologies, 14-May-19

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Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota – an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation signs cooperation agreement with ASA – Airline Software Applications ApS regarding the promotion of IT solution for CAMOs and MROs. “We are happy to announce that ASA joins Helisota as a partner. ASA is the expert of world-wide… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 02-May-19

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Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the addition of three S-76 C++ to Pelita Air Service’s existing comprehensive maintenance support plan. The additional aircraft brings the total number supported under the plan to seven. This addition is buoyed by Pelita Air Service’s recently awarded offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 26-Apr-19

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VIH Aerospace Achieves AS9100D Certification

VIH Aerospace Achieves AS9100D Certification

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), the Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul (MMRO) division of VIH Aviation Group is pleased to announcement the receipt of their AS9100 Rev D Quality Management Systems Certification for their North Saanich facility. The internationally recognized AS9100 Rev D Quality Management System enlarges the requirements of ISO 9001 to meet the rigorous demands… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 18-Apr-19

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Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, and Caverton Helicopters have signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement for a Sikorsky S-76C++. Heli-One will be providing Caverton’s S-76C++ with comprehensive maintenance support covering airframe, components (including dynamics), avionics, rotor blades, rescue equipment and more. Caverton will benefit from Heli-One’s experience and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 18-Apr-19

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HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation, the very successful British helicopter training school and maintenance centre has expanded its list of approvals through its appointment as a Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Center.  Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce today at Heli-Expo 2019 officially confirmed HQ Aviation has joined the RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support to RR300 powered Robinson R66… Read more »

Source: HQ Aviation, 08-Apr-19

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Russian Helicopters issues statement on Slovak MRO company LOTN

Russian Helicopters issues statement on Slovak MRO company LOTN

Due to the published information regarding overhaul of the second Mi-17V-5 helicopter operated by the Air Force of Afghanistan carried out by the Slovak company LOTN, Russian Helicopters Holding Company represented by the helicopter designer (Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and manufacturer (Kazan Helicopters) announces the performed work illegitimate. The holding company repeatedly contacted the executives… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Mar-19

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Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio MRO company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS”) was presented with two Rolls-Royce M250 superior performance awards during the Rolls-Royce FIRST© Network luncheon held as part of the 2019 Heli-Expo Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. “The Going Above and Beyond and Customer Satisfaction awards represent the combined… Read more »

Source: M International, 25-Mar-19

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Alpine Aerotech grows specialized repair capability

Alpine Aerotech grows specialized repair capability

Alpine Aerotech LP is best known for their comprehensive Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities; serving leading makes and models of helicopters worldwide. What many may might not know is that they also lease a large fleet of transport category aircraft equipped for a variety of utility operations. This unique perspective on maintenance and operations… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Mar-19

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Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its flight display and flight management system (FMS) upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S-76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 13-Mar-19

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Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected to Airbus, facilitating the two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS. Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS software) and Lundin Software… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B VVIP Luxury Interior Upgrade

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B VVIP Luxury Interior Upgrade

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its luxury interior upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in Asia. The cabin has been… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 12-Mar-19

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Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC’s S-76 fleet and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement. “Our partnership will allow us… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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StandardAero win two awards from RR FIRST Network

StandardAero win two awards from RR FIRST Network

StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta. The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 06-Mar-19

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Keystone renews Honeywell AWARS certification

Keystone renews Honeywell AWARS certification

M International, a global provider in aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”), experts in the Rolls-Royce M250® series gas turbine engine maintenance, repair, overhaul and support services, has officially renewed their Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station certification… Read more »

Source: Keystone Turbine Services, 04-Mar-19

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Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

HCare Infinite is the Airbus Helicopters turnkey solution made for customers who wants to move from traditional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to a global service based on fleet availability commitments. It is carefully designed for operators who want to focus on their missions, but also who wish to keep a streamlined and predictive… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-19

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Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Helicopters recognized their partnership at Heli-Expo 2019 being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on March 5 th . Cadorath will provide D-Level single part repairs for the Dauphin family (365/155) of helicopters. The subsequent approval and performance of these repairs will be based out of Cadorath’s Winnipeg,… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 01-Mar-19

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MINT Turbines Announces Acquisition of New Vertical Machining Center

MINT Turbines Announces Acquisition of New Vertical Machining Center

M International is pleased to announce its flagship MRO facility MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), an approved P&WC PT6A and PT6T and Honeywell certificated Authorized Service Center for the T53 series of gas turbine engines plus components and accessories, has purchased and installed a new Hyundai KF 4600 Linear Machining Center. “This equipment represents the… Read more »

Source: M International, 27-Feb-19

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Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems (“SWFS”) is pleased to announce the relocation of their engine accessory MRO facility into a newly renovated and expanded location alongside sister company MINT Turbines, LLC – both now located at 2915 North State Highway 99, Stroud, Oklahoma 74079 USA. Ralph Bishop, President of SWFS states “Approximately one year ago it became… Read more »

Source: Southwest Fuel Systems, 19-Feb-19

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Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus Helicopters is further paving a digital street through 4 newly signed partnerships with Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) providers that will connect their MRO databases with Airbus systems, making valuable helicopter maintenance data available to Airbus and its customers. Common data management is providing at least three benefits for customers: • Data loading time is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Jan-19

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Kongsberg and Patria buy Norwegian military MRO unit

Kongsberg and Patria buy Norwegian military MRO unit

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG), a subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen, has entered into agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway AS (AIM). AIM is the Norwegian armed force’s business for maintenance, overhaul and upgrade of the Air Force’s aircraft and helicopters. In order to further strengthen deliveries,… Read more »

Source: Kongsberg, 20-Dec-18

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StandardAero sold by one private equity firm to another

StandardAero sold by one private equity firm to another

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced it has agreed to acquire StandardAero, a global provider of aftermarket engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the aerospace and defense industries, from Veritas Capital. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory conditions and is expected to close by the end of… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 18-Dec-18

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Heli-One and China Southern Airlines Sign Letter of Intent

Heli-One and China Southern Airlines Sign Letter of Intent

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Southern Airlines. This LOI signifies the beginning of a strategic agreement for a long-term cooperation between the two companies. China Southern Airlines will benefit from Heli-One’s experience in providing… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 13-Dec-18

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Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan (Egypt). The Holding Company is to certify the MRO center in Egypt in 2019. During the first stage, the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Dec-18

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NATA Welcomes New VP

NATA Welcomes New VP

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Ryan Waguespack has joined the Association as Vice President, effective December 1, 2018. Ryan will focus on membership and serving the needs of the charter, MRO and aircraft management sectors. A long-time supporter of the aviation business community and NATA, Ryan Waguespack recently served… Read more »

Source: NATA, 05-Dec-18

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Heli-One and Air Center Sign Agreement

Heli-One and Air Center Sign Agreement

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce they will be supporting Air Center Helicopters’ Airbus H225 helicopters through a multi-year parts-by-the-hour (PBH) contract. This contract covers airframe and a combination of dynamics, small components, and avionics. By leveraging Heli-One’s H225 inventory and expertise, Air Center will… Read more »

Source: Heli_One, 05-Dec-18

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Airbus expands presence in Japan

Airbus expands presence in Japan

Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019. The company’s existing facility is capable of accommodating up… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Dec-18

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Patria received a follow-on NH90 maintenance order

Patria received a follow-on NH90 maintenance order

Patria Helicopters AS has received an order for NH90 helicopters heavy maintenance taking place in Bardufoss, Norway as the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has released the first option of one year from April 2019 onwards. Patria and the NDLO signed an agreement in 2017 on the support of the Norwegian Defence Forces NH90 helicopters’… Read more »

Source: Patria, 28-Nov-18

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Kongsberg opens new transmission MRO facility for AW101 and NH90

Kongsberg opens new transmission MRO facility for AW101 and NH90

Leonardo congratulates Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace on the opening of its new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmissions MRO and test facility in Kongsberg, Norway. The new facility will provide an in-country capability for the Norwegian AW101 and NH90 helicopter fleets as well as supporting other AW101 and NH90 helicopters throughout Scandinavia and for other international… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Nov-18

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MRO software providers team up with Airbus

MRO software providers team up with Airbus

MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall have signed agreements with Airbus Helicopters enabling their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) databases to be connected with Airbus systems. “Through these agreements, we’re paving a two-way digital street between Airbus Helicopters and the companies that manage maintenance data for helicopter operators, facilitating the automatic sharing of data and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

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Heli-One to Install Search and Rescue Cabin Configuration for H225s

Heli-One to Install Search and Rescue Cabin Configuration for H225s

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, will be installing Search and Rescue (SAR) cabin modifications for two Airbus H225s owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding (KAUH). The modifications include a stretcher with base plate and a medical equipment wall. The aircraft will also be undergoing Return-to-Service maintenance and a… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 17-Oct-18

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Heli-One Announces AW169 EMS Modification Case Study

Heli-One Announces AW169 EMS Modification Case Study

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the release of a new case study that documents the one month proposal-to-delivery Emergency Medical Services (EMS) stretcher modification for the Leonardo AW169. This case study takes a closer look into technical obstacles faced by Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance and the operational… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 16-Oct-18

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Heli-One Develops End-User Oriented Solutions

Heli-One Develops End-User Oriented Solutions

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has seen continued success working directly with end-users to develop customized solutions based on their specific mission needs. The design teams in Norway and Canada working directly with crews to highlight key priorities, identify efficiencies, and maximize operational benefits. The teams collaborate and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 15-Oct-18

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Helitrades Inc. launches new website

Helitrades Inc. launches new website

Helitrades Inc invites customers to explore its new website. The new website includes up to date information regarding Helitrades’ growing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, including structural repairs and field maintenance on selected Bell models. In addition, Helitrades was recently appointed an Approved Robinson Helicopter Services Center for R22 and R44 aircraft. Extensive lists… Read more »

Source: Helitrades, 10-Oct-18

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Safran renews Pattonair contract

Safran renews Pattonair contract

World leading rotorcraft turbine manufacturer, Safran Helicopter Engines (SHE), has awarded a global OEM and MRO parts support contract to Pattonair until 2025, the leading aerospace and defence supply chain service provider.   The contract was signed today, Tuesday 17th July at the Farnborough Airshow by Franck Saudo, President – Safran helicopter engines, and Wayne Hollinshead,… Read more »

Source: Pattonair, 20-Jul-18

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AeroBrigham to Exhibit Marion County 407 at APSCON

AeroBrigham to Exhibit Marion County 407 at APSCON

Texas-based helicopter and airplane MRO provider, AeroBrigham will showcase the recently completed Marion County Sheriff’s Bell 407 at the upcoming Airborne Public Service Association (APSA) APSCON in Louisville, KY. The comprehensively equipped public service helicopter underwent an extensive avionics integration as well as paint and interior refurbishment at the AeroBrigham facilities in Decatur, Texas. Outfitted with… Read more »

Source: AeroBrigham, 10-Jul-18

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RUAG adds Bell 505 approvals in Switzerland

RUAG adds Bell 505 approvals in Switzerland

RUAG Aviation is named as one of the first helicopter services providers in Europe to earn OEM approvals for MRO on the new Bell Helicopter 505 (JRX). RUAG also holds reassembly capabilities.  “We are dedicated to providing complete, state-of-the-art support on behalf of our customers and all the helicopters in their fleet. Attending the first available technical… Read more »

Source: RUAG Aviation, 07-Jun-18

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Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, now offers their existing market-leading Super Puma and H225 Vertical Reference Door supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Airbus H215 variant. This modification is well-suited for the H215 (a variant in the Super Puma/Cougar family) utilized for aerial and utility work. This feature… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 01-Jun-18

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StandardAero restructures in Canada

StandardAero restructures in Canada

StandardAero has announced that, over the next 12-18 months, the company will be restructuring its primary Canadian MRO facilities to create three different Centers of Excellence (COEs) specifically for supporting Helicopter Airframe/Component MRO services, Helicopter Engine MRO services and Turboprop Engine MRO services at it facilities located in Langley, B.C., Winnipeg, M.B. and Summerside P.E.I.,… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 28-May-18

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Leonardo and the Australian MOD sign agreement

Leonardo and the Australian MOD sign agreement

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will employ… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Apr-18

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Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota – an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation signs cooperation agreement with ASA – Airline Software Applications ApS regarding the promotion of IT solution for CAMOs and MROs. “We are happy to announce that ASA joins Helisota as a partner. ASA is the expert of world-wide… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 25-Apr-18

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StandardAero Celebrates First Anniversary as GE T700 Authorized MRO Provider

StandardAero Celebrates First Anniversary as GE T700 Authorized MRO Provider

StandardAero is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its appointment by GE Aviation as a T700 Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider (AMROP) at this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Summit (AAAA) taking place April 25 – 27 (Booth #547).  This approval extended StandardAero’s (formerly Vector Aerospace – Helicopters Services North America) now 19-year association… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 25-Apr-18

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 16 Arriel 2D engines for Papillon with an additional three engines added over… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 19-Apr-18

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