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As part of our Innovation in Canadian Rotary MRO week, Helicopters presents this special digital edition highlighting news, features and more about innovation and trends in the rotary MRO space. Enjoy!
The Canadian helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community is on the cutting edge of new, innovative processes, procedures and techniques that continue to provide value and service excellence to operators from coast-to-coast.
Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company, and Vector Aerospace have completed a major milestone toward Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family.
BLR Aerospace has announced that its FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for installation on Airbus H125 helicopters.
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (HELICOL), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia. This is Waypoint’s first lease transaction with HELICOL and first in Colombia.
Helijet International Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael Potter as chief pilot-rotary wing and Phil Sevensma as assistant chief pilot-rotary wing effective Aug. 1. Together, the men have more than 44 years of flying experience, 29 of them with Helijet.
The program development of Marenco Swisshelicopter's Skye SH-09 has hit yet another milestone. On June 28, prototype three (P3) was rolled out.
A group of paramedics and medical professionals in Squamish, B.C., plan to use helicopters to provide urgent care in a new way.
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits with Surefire release technology for the Robinson Helicopter R66 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA.
In its 12 year history, the CHC Safety & Quality Summit has grown to become an industry-leading aviation safety event. This year’s event will take place Sept. 27 through Sept. 29 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center located in Grapevine, Texas, near CHC’s global headquarters.
Philippines-based charter operator GCA Skyline Aviation Inc. welcomed its first H130 in early July. Currently operating a H125, the new H130 will be immediately operational to perform similar commercial missions, including VIP transport and tourism for GCA Skyline.
Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a three-year Power-By-The-Hour (PBH) agreement with Lobo Leasing Limited to provide support for a Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft. Lobo will benefit both from Heli-One’s extensive S-76 experience and resources, and their ability to leverage a robust planning and global distribution network.
Honorary Colonel Colin MacDonald is all too aware of the role of search and rescue services in Atlantic Canada. The chairman of Clearwater Seafoods and co-owner and director of Clearwater Fine Foods was appointed honorary colonel of 14 Wing Greenwood’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron on July 12, 2017.
Alpine Aerotech has announced that the company has officially acquired a Transport Canada Repair Design Approval (RDA) for its comprehensive 206L Exhaust Duct Repair.
DART Aerospace has received FAA and EASA approvals for the redesigned H145 emergency float system. Now certified for Sea State 6, the float system boasts longer maintenance intervals, weight savings and is compatible with OEM fixed provisions.
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