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March 10, 2017

FAA Grants S-92 Engine Inlet Barrier Filter FAA STC Approval To Aerometals

Company Says Device Will Reduce FOD And Limit Salt Intrusion

After exhaustive testing and certification scrutiny, aerospace manufacturing and FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) innovator Aerometals, has received an engine Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the Sikorsky S-92 transport category helicopter.  This filter technology will not only substantially reduce foreign object damage and engine compressor erosion, but will also significantly limit salt nuclei ingestion during offshore operations.

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StandardAero Celebrates 50 Years Of Roll-Royce M250 Helicopter Engine Support

Contract First Awarded In 1967

The annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2017 marks the 50th year that StandardAero has offered Roll-Royce M250 helicopter engine services to the industry.  The company was first contracted in 1967, then by Allison Engine Company, to provide engine MRO services for the Canadian Air Force CH-136 Kiowa helicopter fleet.

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P&WC's PW200 Helicopter Engine Achieves 10 Million Hours Of Flight

Company's Entire Fleet Has Clocked More Than 700 Million Hours

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW200 helicopter engine has achieved 10 million hours of flight powering the majority of light-twin helicopters around the world such as the AW109E Power and AW109 Grand from Leonardo, the H135 from Airbus Helicopters, the Bell 427 and Bell 429 from Bell Helicopters and the MD 900/902 Explorer.

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Heli-One Achieves Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Reflects A Growing Position In Helicopter Market For Universal Avionics Products

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products.

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Airbus H125 Helicopters Operating On The Roof Of The World

Ruo'er General Aviation Development Signs Letter Of Intent For A Dozen H125s

Ruo’er General Aviation Development Group (Ruo’er Group), one of the biggest general aviation companies operating flight support base and airport with comprehensive services in China, signed a letter of intent with Airbus Helicopters, for a total of 12 H125s with first confirmed order of four aircraft today at Heli-Expo.

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First AW139 VIP Helicopter In Japan Delivered

Four More AW139s Have Been Delivered To Firefighting And Disaster Relief Operators

Leonardo has increased its presence in Japan’s helicopter market with new contracts and deliveries, bringing total orders close to 160 units and aircraft fleet to nearly 120 units to date.

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Transport Canada Grants Two STCs To Maxcraft Avionics

Allows Installation Of Garmin GTS800 Traffic System, Garmin HTAWS In EC-135

Transport Canada has granted STCs for the installation of the Garmin GTS800 Traffic System with dual directional traffic antennas as well as the installation of Garmin HTAWS in EC-135 helicopters to Maxcraft Avionics.

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Sikorsky Notes 30 Years Of Safe S-76 Flight Operations For Helijet

Company Operates A Fleet Of 11 Of The Aircraft

Sikorsky recognized Helijet International for 30 years of safe scheduled airline and charter operations with S-76 helicopters. The recognition event was hosted at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show.

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FreeFlight Systems Partners With Palu Innovations

Will Bring Advanced NextGen Landing Systems To The U.S. Market

FreeFlight Systems has announced the formation of a partnership with Palu Innovations of Lomazzo, Italy to support development and deployment of Palu's Advanced NextGen Landing Systems(ANGELS).  

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Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC For Category 'A' Urban Operations

Authorization Covers Ground Level And Elevated Heliports

Transport Canada has granted STC SH16-53 for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports to Maxcraft Helicopters.

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Arizona Department Of Public Safety Signs Purchase Agreement For Bell 429

Aircraft To Be Delivered Later This Year

the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aviation Bureau has signed a purchase agreement with Bell Helicopter for a Bell 429. Arizona DPS Aviation Bureau’s new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for Search and Rescue, Border Protection and Law Enforcement.

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Sikorsky Offers Continued Support For Commercial Black Hawk Operators

Operators Of Surplus U.S. Government UH-60A Black Hawk Aircraft Have Access To Multiple Resources

Sikorsky remains committed to serving the growing technical and logistical support needs of more than 30 commercial operators who have acquired surplus UH-60A model helicopters from the U.S. Government.

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