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March 06, 2022

DART Aerospace Buys Paravion, Century Helicopters

DART Aerospace Announced The Acquisition Of Equipment Manufacturer Paravion Technology And Century Helicopters

Paravion focuses on a wide range of accessories and OEM equipment for a range of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, often tackling underappreciated niches like environmental control systems, camera mounting systems, and ground handling units for helicopters. The Heliporter is a signature piece of the company's portfolio, which also contains more than 70 FAA certs and 200 foreign approvals from a range of regulatory bodies. Likewise, Century Helicopters focused on its own dedicated mission range, developing expertise in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance market.

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AD: Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters

AD 2022-04-06 Retains Certain Requirements Of AD 2021-06-06

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-06-06, which applied to certain Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 505 helicopters. AD 2021-06-06 required repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) of the pilot collective stick and grip assembly and revising the existing Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-06-06, the pilot collective stick and grip assembly has been redesigned. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2021-06-06, requires modifying your helicopter to include the improved pilot collective stick tube and adds a terminating action for the repetitive FPIs. This AD also prohibits installing any pilot collective st

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