United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, announced today it has achieved AS9100 Rev. C certification. Developed specifically for the aviation, aerospace and defense industries, AS9100 ensures the safety and reliability of products used throughout these markets. As part of the AS9100 certification, United Rotorcraft has been certified to the latest ISO9001 standards as well…. Read more »
United Rotorcraft announces it was awarded the contract by Enloe Medical Center of Chico, Calif., to complete the medical center’s new Eurocopter EC130 T2 aircraft. The contract includes the manufacture and integration of a new Federal Aviation Administration (STC’d) approved medical EMS interior and avionics suite. The aircraft is slated to be delivered during the… Read more »
Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney selected the Becker Avionics Digital Audio System DVCS6100 for their new Bell 429 light-twin EMS helicopters. The completion of the new Bell 429 aircraft is currently underway at United Rotorcraft in Denver, a division of Air Methods (formerly the Products Division). The aircraft will be delivered to Rogers Helicopters/Good… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions, located in Decatur, TX, recently secured the completion contract to outfit HALO-Flight, Inc’s third Bell 407 Helicopter. In late October, HALO-Flight purchased an additional aircraft to meet the needs of its 26-county service area. “We selected United Rotorcraft for the task because of our past experience with the company and their new… Read more »
Air Methods is excited to announce we are combining the powerhouses of our Products Division with United Rotorcraft Solutions to form our new unified brand â€“ United Rotorcraft. Our new brand is a united front of expertise, precision, and dedication to enhancing the completion and service support of aircraft completions, refurbishments, painting services and accessory… Read more »
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that on Friday, August 2, Shannon Halter became the 120,000th student to complete training from the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA). Pictured below, Trey Wade, Director of the Bell Helicopter Training Academy and Charles Fisher, Manager Technical Training for Bell Helicopter present Shannon Halter of United… Read more »
nited Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently refurbished two Eurocopter EC135s for Air Methods Corporation. The renovation included a complete re-upholster of the interior, sanding, repairing and repainting the exterior and performing major maintenance inspections and clearing of discrepancies.Â The work on both helicopters was completed on schedule. â€œPerforming the inspections and clearing all discrepancies is important… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), ALEA Expo Booth #340, will display Tulsa Police Departmentâ€™s Bell 206L4 at the ALEA Conference and Exposition to be held in New Orleans, LA. URS originally customized the 206 helicopter with the FLIR Ultra 8500, Two Paravion Diamond Back Monitors, Avalex Digital Recorder, Meta-Map System, GMS Microwave Broadcast System and Onboard… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) is pleased to announce on June 24, 2011 they were awarded an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Display System in the Eurocopter AS350B2/B3 model helicopters. The URS installation design was carried out on the recently delivered Hospital Wing AS350B3.Â Hospital Wing allowing this installation and… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a completed Bell 407 to Aero Tech recently. During a 56 day completion, URS customized Aero Techâ€™s 407 with avionics and communications equipment, specialized airframe options and exterior paint. The avionics and communications equipment installed consisted of the Garmin G500H cockpit display system, GNC-420W Comm, the GDL6A satellite weather and… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered a customized Eurocopter EC135 to Land Sea Air Leasing Corporation. URS completed the EC135 with avionics and communications equipment consisting of the Garmin GNS530AW and GNS530W Comm/NAV/GPS, the Garmin GMX200 MFD, GTS820 Traffic System, GDL69A Data Link for XM Weather, a GMA347H Audio control with Marker Beacon to include… Read more »
Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, announced today the acquisition of United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) by its Products Division. URS is a full-service helicopter and fixed-wing completions center and Maintenance Repair Operation (MRO). Founded by Dave and Traci Brigham in 2005, URS initially served the very unique demands… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) was recently awarded separate contracts to customize two Eurocopter EC135â€™s for executive transport. The first helicopter to deliver will be outfitted with a full VIP leather interior to include tinted windows, enhanced soundproofing and a cabin/cargo separation wall.Â An Air Comm air conditioner will also be installed. The avionics and communications… Read more »
DECATUR, TX, FEBRUARY 15, 2011:Â United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a second customized Eurocopter AS350B2 to Veracity Aviation of New Braunfels, TX on February 11, 2011. URS completed the avionics and communications integration with the Honeywell KY196A Comm, the Garmin GNS430W Comm/NAV/GPS, GMX200 MFD, GTS800 TAS, GMA340 GTX327 Transponder and a GMA340 Audio control and… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a completed Eurocopter AS350B3 to Hospital Wing of Memphis, TX on Friday January 14, 2011. The AS350B3 helicopter was customized for air medical operations.Â The avionics and communications integration included a Garmin GNS 530AW, Garmin GNS430AW NAV/Comm/GPS, GTX330 Transponder, the GEA-43 Encoder, Honeywell Radar Altimeter along with the Technisonic TFM500… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) was recently awarded a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) their Lead Acid Battery Maintainer for the Eurocopter AS350 series helicopters. Designed specifically for Air Medical and Airborne Law Enforcement, the maintainer increases battery life and can be left on without harming the battery. The system has the provisions for shore power… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered upgraded Bell 206B3â€™s helicopters to the City of Dallas, TX Police Department. The upgrades, made possible by a federal grant that was recently awarded to the police department, included BMS digital video microwave system, upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and… Read more »
DECATUR, TX, DECEMBER 7, 2010: United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a completed Eurocopter AS350B2 to Veracity Aviation of New Braunfels, TX. The helicopter was outfitted with a full VIP leather interior to include a quick-change rear bench from three seats with arm rests to four seats and includes a CD Player, AM/FM radio and MP3… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has been awarded a contract by Veracity Aviation of New Braunfels, TX to customize a Eurocopter AS350B2. The helicopter, having just arrived at the new URS facility, will be outfitted with a full VIP leather interior to include a quick-change rear bench from three seats with arm rests to four seats.Â … Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently moved to their new, larger facility – located within a mile of the current hangar, increases the square footage by 40,000 square feet and provides additional office space, a dedicated customer lounge and office and additional parts storage. URS will maintain their current 15,000 sq. ft. facility as well. The… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered a customized Bell 206L-4 to a Guatemalan customer. URS originally contracted with Austin Jet but additional items were added directly with the end user in Guatemala.Â Some major maintenance items were performed and the aircraft was modified with a fire blanket, high skid gear and flight steps, Dart wire… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has been awarded the helicopter upgrades bid for the Dallas Police Departmentâ€™s Bell 206B3â€™s. The upgrades include BMS digital video microwave systems for both aircraft, upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and AFS engine inlet barrier filters.Â URS will also provide downlink equipment… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) continues to support airborne law enforcement with maintenance, modifications and equipment upgrades. For the DEA, URS has performed maintenance on AS350â€™s, Bell 407â€™s, Bell 412â€™s and MD 500â€™s, Night Vision Lighting Modifications on Bell 407â€™s and AS 350â€™s and avionics upgrades on Bell 407â€™s, AS350â€™s and MD500â€™s.Â The Texas DPS brought… Read more »
Recently and over the past few years, United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has performed numerous Night Vision Lighting conversions fleet wide for multiple EMS operators. Utilizing the FAA approved modifications developed and owned by URS and partner Ahlers Aerospace; these conversions have been performed in various locations throughout the U.S. for the convenience of the customer…. Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), currently supporting some Latin American customers, has taken steps to expand their business in that region.Â At Februaryâ€™s HAI Hel-Expo, URS introduced their recently appointed Director of New Business Development, Mr. Luis Vargas, whose present focus is Latin America. Luis holds an MBA with concentration in international business and entrepreneurship, a… Read more »
A new glass cockpit option for the MD500 is nearing FAA certification, expected by the end of this month, following first flight of the new configuration at United Rotorcraft Solutions facility in Texas
DECATUR, TX, MARCH 23, 2010:Â United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) was awarded a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR09567RC for their Lead Acid Battery Maintainer on March 22, 2010. The STC is for the Bell 407.Â Weighing less than 5 pounds, the maintainer increases battery life and can be left on without harming the battery. It… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a customized Eurocopter EC130 to Cannon Aviation Group of Georgetown, TX on March 3, 2010. Configured to meet the requirements of Cannonâ€™s customer, URS completed the EC130 with a Sagem Integrated Cockpit Display, Avidyne TAS 610 TCAS, a Garmin GMX200 MFD, Garmin 696, L-3 WX-500 Stormscope and Garmin GMA340 audio… Read more »
URS completed the 407 with a Garmin Comm/Nav/GPS GNS530AW , SL-40 Comm 2, GTX-330 transponder and GMA347H Audio Control. Also installed are the Honeywell KR87 ADF and KCS55A HSI Compass System, TransCal Blind Encoder, Mid-Continent Turn & Bank and ADI with battery back-up. The airframe was modified with a Paravion door opener kit; AAI preflight… Read more »
The new Bell 407 was completed with the newly certified Aspen EFD-1000 Electronic Flight Display, the Garmin GPS/NAV/COMM, Transponder, Blind Encoder and the Garmin GPSMAP 696 and GMA347H audio, the second COMM is the Honeywell KY196A. The Avidyne TCAD TAS610 is also installed. The airframe is equipped with the Air Comm air conditioning and heater/defroster,… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), a premier aircraft completion facility, avionics shop and MRO, will soon begin the move to a larger facility. President and Owner David Brigham first started the company in 2005 to meet the growing demand for high-quality systems integration for helicopters, as well as maintenance for this specific industry. â€œWe are very… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) expects award of a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their Lead Acid Battery Maintainer by March 1, 2010. The benefits of the URS battery maintainer are automatic switch-mode battery charger; input: 115VAC, output: 24VDC, 2Amp constant current, automatic cut-off and true float. It can be left on without harming the… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), Heli-Expo Booth #1617, will display a customised Air Medical Bell 407 one of two they completed for HALO-Flight of Corpus Christi. URS will also have on display an MD500 panel they modified with the Sagem ICDS-8 cockpit display. The 407 is configured with Cheltonâ€™s synthetic EFIS, provisions for Chelton Auto Pilot,… Read more »
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently completed a contract with the San Antonio (TX) Police Department (SAPD) Helicopter Detail. URS was contracted to install the LoJack system in all three of the Departmentâ€™s Schweizer 333â€™s.
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has been awarded a contract by Cannon Aviation Group to customize an Agusta A119, two Bell 407’s and a Eurocopter EC130.Â Cannon has configured these helicopters to meet their customers’ requirements. The aircraft began arriving at the URS facility this week with delivery expected by mid-February.
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), a premier full service aircraft completion facility, avionics shop and MRO has been awarded a Dealership by Cobham Avionics. Cobham includes Artex, Chelton, NAT and Wulfsberg.
In June 2009, David Brigham, President of URS, traveled to Australia to complete the Night Vision Lighting Modifications on two Bell 412â€™s for Australian Helicopters. With the NVG filters in hand over a two week period, David performed the modifications and worked with CASA to obtain their approval.
The 206 was sent to URS for a nose to tail upgrade. URS removed all the avionics and communications equipment along with the Stormscope, autopilot, split buss systems and over sized instrument panel. The ECU and bleed air heater were also removed.