In The News

Select A Category

custom-categ-1Uncategorized
custom-categ-12Agency Press Releases
custom-categ-10Headlines
custom-categ-11Corporate Press Releases
custom-categ-13Newsletter
Vector Aerospace Becomes Authorized Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2D Repair Center

May 19, 2017  Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received authorization from Safran Helicopter Engines to support the latest Arriel 2D model as a certified Repair Center. This new approval, which extends Vector’s service capabilities on the Airbus Helicopters H125 and H130 … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Becomes Authorized Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2D Repair Center

Vector Aerospace Showcasing Its Customer-Focused MRO Solutions at EBACE2017

 May 17, 2017  Geneva, Switzerland – Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017), being held in Geneva, Switzerland, during May 22-24.  EBACE is Europe’s premier business and general … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Showcasing Its Customer-Focused MRO Solutions at EBACE2017

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES AS9110 CERTIFICATE

MIDDLETOWN, Del., May 17, 2017 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been awarded AS9110B Quality Management Standards certification. The internationally recognized AS9110 Standard focuses on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services and is a derivative of the AS9100 Standard that addresses the aviation industry. Additionally, Summit holds ISO 9001:2008 … Continue reading SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES AS9110 CERTIFICATE

Vector Aerospace Enhances the Huey’s Hot, High And Heavy Performance With Its UH-1H³Upgrade

April 26, 2017   Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program. Developed as a cost-effective means of enhancing the performance of the enduring UH-1H platform, 1,500 … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Enhances the Huey’s Hot, High And Heavy Performance With Its UH-1H³Upgrade

Vector Aerospace Certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700 Turboshaft Engines

March 7, 2017, – Dallas, TX – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines. This approval extends Vector’s 18-year association with GE on the T700 family, which … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700 Turboshaft Engines

Vector Aerospace Certifies ADS-B Upgrade for Light, Medium and Heavy Helicopters

March 7, 2017, – Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently received approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft. In December 2016, Vector received European Aviation Safety Agency … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Certifies ADS-B Upgrade for Light, Medium and Heavy Helicopters

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES NORTHROP GRUMMAN ENTERPRISE SUPPLIER CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP AWARD

MIDDLETOWN, Del., February 23, 2017 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it received a Northrop Grumman’s 2016 Enterprise Supplier Recognition award for Customer Relationship at Northrop Grumman’s first annual Enterprise Supplier Recognition Program awards banquet held in Chantilly, Va. Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Supplier Recognition Award recognizes suppliers that demonstrate overall exceptional … Continue reading SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES NORTHROP GRUMMAN ENTERPRISE SUPPLIER CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP AWARD

Vector Aerospace Enhancing Bell 407 Performance and Fuel Efficiency with Rolls-Royce M250-C47B VIP Upgrade

March 7, 2017 Dallas, TX – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade, which is available to operators of Bell Helicopter’s best-selling platform, the Bell 407. Vector, an award-winning M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Enhancing Bell 407 Performance and Fuel Efficiency with Rolls-Royce M250-C47B VIP Upgrade

FAA Certificates AW169, 19 Months After EASA

February 14, 2017 – With the FAA Certification, Leonardo can now begin deliveries of its AW169 in the U.S. This announcement comes some 19 months after the aircraft received EASA type certification. The Leonardo AW169 is a light intermediate, twin-engine helicopter. New technology features have been incorporated in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission, and … Continue reading FAA Certificates AW169, 19 Months After EASA

DART Aerospace Announces New CEO and Key Organizational Changes

Hawkesbury – (January 17, 2017) – DART Aerospace recently promoted Alain Madore, formerly Vice President of Commercial Operations and Aftermarket Services, to the position of President and CEO. Mr. Madore will expand on the foundation laid by his esteemed predecessor, Bill Beckett, who is retiring and will maintain ties with DART as a special consultant. … Continue reading DART Aerospace Announces New CEO and Key Organizational Changes

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC Upgrade to Include Light Category Helicopters

January 18, 2017 Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to extend its ADS-B solutions to cover the Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and H135/EC135 series, with operators able to choose from either the … Continue reading Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC Upgrade to Include Light Category Helicopters

Bell 505 Receives Type Certification from Transport Canada

December 21, 2016 Photo Courtesy of Bell Helicopter The Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X has received type certification from Transport Canada, according to announcements from Marc Garneau, Canada’s minister of transportation, and from Bell President and CEO Mitch Snyder. The company expects FAA and EASA certification to follow shortly. “With more than 400 letters … Continue reading Bell 505 Receives Type Certification from Transport Canada

Vector Aerospace Receives EASA STC Approval for ADS-B Upgrade

December 14, 2016 Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its new ADS-B solution, which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo Helicopters AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Receives EASA STC Approval for ADS-B Upgrade

FAA Issues S-92 Emergency AD

November 23, 2016 An FAA Emergency Airworthy Directive has been issued for some Sikorsky S-92As. It is limited to all models with tail rotor pitch change shafts that have less than 80 hours time in service. The AD also requires that any such shaft assembly with less than five hours time in service since new … Continue reading FAA Issues S-92 Emergency AD

Vector Aerospace Celebrates First Anniversary of VMAX Engine Maintenance Plan

October 31, 2016 Orlando, FL – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of its VMAX pay-per-hour engine maintenance plan support program for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) JT15D turbofan at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Celebrates First Anniversary of VMAX Engine Maintenance Plan

Another Operator Joins IAHMP

October 11, 2016 – Glendale AZ Congratulations to the Salt River Project (SRP) Flight Department for joining IAHMP. SRP, based in Phoenix, was established in 1903 as the nation’s first multipurpose reclamation project authorized under the National Reclamation Act. Today, SRP is the nation’s third-largest public power utility and one of Arizona’s largest water suppliers. … Continue reading Another Operator Joins IAHMP

Battery-Powered R44 Flies in California

S.L. Fuller (R&W International – October 4, 2016) September was a successful month for Tier 1 Engineering as its battery-powered manned helicopter reached three milestones, according to a company news release. On Sept. 13, the modified Robinson Helicopter R44 performed its first hover; the next day saw its first hover taxi; and a record 5-min … Continue reading Battery-Powered R44 Flies in California

Russ Spray Retiring as Turbomeca USA Chief

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Rotor & Wing International Turbomeca USA President/CEO Russ Spray is retiring after a 50-plus-year career in helicopters, including 23 spent building the U.S. air medical service industry and 14 at the helm of the engine maker’s Grand Prairie, Texas-based operation. “After 53 years in this wonderful world of helicopters, it … Continue reading Russ Spray Retiring as Turbomeca USA Chief

FAA on Schedule to Bring Data Comm to 56 Airport Towers This Year

[Avionics Magazine 09-28-2016] The FAA is on track to deploy the Departure Clearance (DCL) Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower services initial operating capability portion of its Data Communications (Data Comm) initiative at 56 airports by the end of 2016. On Sept. 27, the agency demonstrated the use of Data Comm on a UPS Boeing 767 … Continue reading FAA on Schedule to Bring Data Comm to 56 Airport Towers This Year

IAHMP Has A Gofundme.com Page

Glendale, AZ September 27, 2016 There currently exists a global shortage of helicopter maintenance professionals. With that in mind, IAHMP is starting a new Outreach Program to talk with high school students about a possible career as helicopter maintenance professionals. This may well be a career path that they are not aware of. The shortage … Continue reading IAHMP Has A Gofundme.com Page

IAHMP Reaches Out to High School Students

Glendale AZ – September 26, 2016 – The International Association of Helicopter Maintenance Professionals (IAHMP), has started  a new outreach program to introduce high school students to the possibility of a career as helicopter maintenance professionals. The helicopter industry for years has recognized the global shortage of helicopter maintenance professionals and there is no better … Continue reading IAHMP Reaches Out to High School Students

Rockwell Collins Developing Voice Recognition for Civil Helicopters

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Thierry Dubois – See more at: http://www.verticalmag.com/news/rockwell-collins-developing-voice-recognition-civil-helicopters/#sthash.9KwktoR7.dpuf Rockwell Collins is developing a voice-controlled avionics system for civil helicopters that could be in service in as little as two or three years. – See more at: http://www.verticalmag.com/news/rockwell-collins-developing-voice-recognition-civil-helicopters/#sthash.9KwktoR7.dpuf Activated using a “push-to-talk” button, the system responds to commands as simple as, … Continue reading Rockwell Collins Developing Voice Recognition for Civil Helicopters

2016 Rotorcraft Safety Conference

When: October 25 – 27, 2016 Where: Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, Texas The FAA’s Rotorcraft Directorate is hosting its second International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, building on the success of last year’s conference. The conference’s goal is to reduce the national helicopter accident rate. The event, to be held October 25-27 at the Hurst Conference Center, … Continue reading 2016 Rotorcraft Safety Conference

HELICOPTER SAFETY NEWS

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Completes New Analysis on Fatal Accidents Team Will Begin Targeted Outreach and Recommendations September 12, 2016 – WASHINGTON DC – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) has completed a comprehensive analysis of U.S. fatal accidents that occurred from 2009 to 2013. The data will be used to develop specific intervention … Continue reading HELICOPTER SAFETY NEWS

Safran Delivers First U.S-built Arrius 2R Engine

September 8, 2016, Grand Prairie, TX Safran Helicopter Engines has delivered on schedule the first Arrius 2R engine made in the U.S.A. Celebration of this handover to Bell Helicopter took place at Safran Helicopter Engines’ USA facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. It marks a major step in the 2R program and Safran’s commitment to supply … Continue reading Safran Delivers First U.S-built Arrius 2R Engine

FAA Needs to Clarify NextGen’s Long-Term R&D Process

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Juliet Van Wagenen [Avionics Today 09-07-2016] The FAA lacks a clear process for identifying and coordinating NextGen long-term Research and Development (R&D), finds a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (DOT OIG). The report warns that this oversight could slow the pace of NextGen … Continue reading FAA Needs to Clarify NextGen’s Long-Term R&D Process

International Partners Plan for Aviation Growth

(FAA) -August 31– The Certification Management Team (CMT), comprised of leaders from four civil aviation authorities, has published a strategy (PDF) to develop and implement policies that streamline certification. The team includes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),Agencia Nacionalde Aviao Civil (ANAC) of Brazil, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The FAA and … Continue reading International Partners Plan for Aviation Growth

Lockheed Martin Laying Off 150 Workers at Sikorsky Aircraft

 August 30, 2016 – Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday it’s laying off 150 workers at Sikorsky Aircraft, a year after it bought the helicopter manufacturer from United Technologies Corp. “Although difficult, this action is necessary to ensure we remain competitive in the marketplace, secure future business opportunities and keep our infrastructure appropriately aligned with customer … Continue reading Lockheed Martin Laying Off 150 Workers at Sikorsky Aircraft

Metro Aviation Launches Air Medical Service with West Michigan Air Care

30 AUG 2016 – Shreveport, LA – Metro Aviation welcomes West Michigan Air Care (WMAC) to the Metro family with the delivery of an EC145e and assumption of operations of the Kalamazoo-based air medical program beginning September 1st. “West Michigan Air Care has provided quality service since 1993, and we are happy to help them … Continue reading Metro Aviation Launches Air Medical Service with West Michigan Air Care

FAA Official Says He Wouldn’t Fly Without Crash-Resistant Fuel System

August 30th – (KUSA TV) – OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN – As the Federal Aviation Administration struggles to come up with better standards for the vulnerable fuel systems onboard most of the country’s civilian helicopter fleet, a high-level manager with the FAA tells 9Wants to Know he won’t pilot a helicopter that doesn’t have a crash-resistant fuel … Continue reading FAA Official Says He Wouldn’t Fly Without Crash-Resistant Fuel System

Applying for a Waiver Under the New Drone Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 – formally known as Part 107 – allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Operators can apply for waivers to operate at night, beyond line of sight, above … Continue reading Applying for a Waiver Under the New Drone Rules

Vector Aerospace Exhibiting at LABACE 2016

August 25, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), being held at the Congonhas Airport (CGH) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, between … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Exhibiting at LABACE 2016

FAA Extends Authorization for Long Island North Shore Helicopter Route

August 24, 2016 – Adds Four Years of Use to the Controversial Corridor (Aero-News Network) The FAA has extended the life of the controversial north shore helicopter corridor by four years, according to a final rule posted in the Federal Register. The final rule extends for an additional four years (i.e., to August 6, 2020) … Continue reading FAA Extends Authorization for Long Island North Shore Helicopter Route

Industry Welcomes FAA Response to Call for Alternate Means of Rotorcraft Compliance

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 24, 2016 — The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), American Helicopter Society International (AHS), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and Helicopter Association International (HAI) today welcomed the FAA’s acceptance of industry recommendations to propose an alternative acceptable means of compliance for single-engine helicopters to meet Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) certification requirements for Part … Continue reading Industry Welcomes FAA Response to Call for Alternate Means of Rotorcraft Compliance

Regulatory Updates

August 2016 UNITED STATES InFO 16008, Technical Standard Order Reciprocal Acceptance Guidance This InFO notifies maintenance providers and aircraft operators the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service recently signed into effect two international agreements. These agreements document the FAA’s reciprocal acceptance of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European TSO articles and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Canadian … Continue reading Regulatory Updates

Sikorsky’s Stratford Facility Loses Job of Repairing President’s Helicopter

STRATFORD, Conn. Aug. 17, 2016 – A total of 85 workers will be impacted after Stratford’s Sikorsky Aircraft lost the job of repairing the presidential Marine One helicopters, according to local legislators. Sikorsky Aircraft’s negotiations with the U.S. Navy fell through for the work so it will no longer be performed in Connecticut. The Navy … Continue reading Sikorsky’s Stratford Facility Loses Job of Repairing President’s Helicopter

Bristow Helicopters Assists Louisiana Floods Rescue Efforts

In cooperation with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Livingston Parish, Bristow Group provided SAR-equipped helicopters to the Louisiana flood relief efforts, performing numerous rescue missions over the weekend. (Photo: Bristow Group) August 17, 2016 – Bristow has supported helicopter rescue efforts for Louisiana residents affected by flooding in the areas surrounding … Continue reading Bristow Helicopters Assists Louisiana Floods Rescue Efforts

Summit Aviation Joins IAHMP

Glendale, AZ., Aug. 9, 2016 – The International Association of Helicopter Maintenance Professionals (IAHMP), welcomes aboard Summit Aviation to its growing list of corporate sponsors. Located in Middleton DE, Summit Aviation is part of the Greenwich Aerogroup Companies. The company offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD … Continue reading Summit Aviation Joins IAHMP

SUMMIT AVIATION ADDS SIKORSKY S-76D™ TO ITS LIST OF AUTHORIZATIONS

MIDDLETOWN, Del., July 26, 2016 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company has named it as an Authorized Customer Support Service Center for the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. The authorization includes complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts … Continue reading SUMMIT AVIATION ADDS SIKORSKY S-76D™ TO ITS LIST OF AUTHORIZATIONS

Vector Aerospace signs exclusive PT6A service agreements with multiple Australian operators

August 4, 2016 Brisbane, AUS – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has entered into exclusive Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine service agreements with four leading agricultural aviation and aerial firefighting operators in Australia. The four affiliated operators … Continue reading Vector Aerospace signs exclusive PT6A service agreements with multiple Australian operators

Vector Aerospace completes first of three AS350 12-year inspections for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

June 28, 2016 Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has completed the first of three 12-year inspections for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBCSD) fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars. The SBCSD flew its second … Continue reading Vector Aerospace completes first of three AS350 12-year inspections for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Aviation community urges U.S. House of Representatives to pass FAA Reauthorization Bill

June 20, 2016 SUMMARY: On June 8, the Aircraft Electronics Association and 13 other aviation organizations delivered a letter to congressional leaders urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bill for reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency’s current funding extension is set to expire July 15. The letter was sent to … Continue reading Aviation community urges U.S. House of Representatives to pass FAA Reauthorization Bill

Vector Aerospace completes AS332 L1 12-year inspection

June 6, 2016 Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the completion of a 7,500 hour major inspection (“G-check”) and 12-year major inspection for an Airbus Helicopters AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopter operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading Vector Aerospace completes AS332 L1 12-year inspection

Helicopter Operator Files for Chapter 11

May 6, 2016 CHC Group Ltd. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, May 5, 2016, with plans to cut its debt and trim its fleet of helicopters. CHC said that this was due to the global slump in energy markets. CHC has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas, TX to allow them … Continue reading Helicopter Operator Files for Chapter 11

GENERAL AVIATION COMMUNITY PRAISES FAA PART 23 RULEMAKING

May 2, 2016 Washington, D.C., May 2, 2016 – On the eve of an FAA public hearing in College Park, Georgia, on the Part 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), a coalition of general aviation leaders today applauded the FAA’s efforts to improve safety and make it easier to bring new products to market for … Continue reading GENERAL AVIATION COMMUNITY PRAISES FAA PART 23 RULEMAKING

AEA Names 2016 Award Winners at AEA Convention

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, April 27, 2016 — Three prestigious industry awards were presented during the opening session of the 59th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida, on Wednesday, April 27. Jeanne Rau-Flattery of Millennium International in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was named the 2016 AEA Member of the Year, while … Continue reading AEA Names 2016 Award Winners at AEA Convention

Tish Drake Named Acting Publisher of Rotor & Wing International

ROCKVILLE, Maryland (April 28, 2016) – Access Intelligence LLC has named Tish Drake as acting publisher of Rotor & Wing International, adding to her portfolio as VP and group publisher of the company’s aerospace group. Drake succeeds longtime Rotor & Wing International Publisher Randy Jones, who is leaving the magazine after 27 years in which … Continue reading Tish Drake Named Acting Publisher of Rotor & Wing International

FROM FINMECCANICA TO LEONARDO

APRIL 29, 2016 FINMECCANICA: SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING APPROVES THE CHANGE OF THE COMPANY’S NAME Today’s Shareholders’ Meeting resolved to approve in Extraordinary session, with favourable votes equal to around 99.74% of the capital represented at the Meeting, the proposed amendment of the art.1 of the By-laws providing to adopt, until 31 December 2016, the Company’s name … Continue reading FROM FINMECCANICA TO LEONARDO

Vector Aerospace Celebrates 25th Anniversary of its Prince Edward Island MRO facility

April 26, 2016 Summerside, PEI – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada facility is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It has been providing world-class engine MRO services since 1991. “We have achieved … Continue reading Vector Aerospace Celebrates 25th Anniversary of its Prince Edward Island MRO facility

Dana Kerrick Honored With Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award

IAC Ltd. Co-founder Dana Kerrick Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at HAI Salute to Excellence Dinner Becky Swanson – Contributing Author Louisville, KY, March 2, 2016 – Amid a sea of bejeweled evening gowns and perky fascinators, bowler hats and bow ties, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) hosted a gathering of vertical aviation’s movers and … Continue reading Dana Kerrick Honored With Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award

Heard in the Halls at Heli-Expo 2016

March 29,2016 With Heli-Expo 2016 in the rear view mirror, we thought we would share some of what we heard at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY. Using the last two year’s venues (Anaheim, CA and Orlando, FL) as comparisons, in no way shape or form did Louisville prove itself equal to the task. Now the … Continue reading Heard in the Halls at Heli-Expo 2016

AEA Launches New Responsive Website

March 28, 2016 The Aircraft Electronics Association today unveiled its new responsive website at AEA.net. The refreshed design offers an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices, from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones. “The mobile-friendly design provides the user with little need for resizing and panning,” said Aaron Ward, AEA director of … Continue reading AEA Launches New Responsive Website

Boost Enters Service with Turbomeca

Louisville, HAI Heli-Expo, 1 March 2016 Turbomeca is pleased to announce the entry into service of BOOST, its new online engine maintenance management service. BOOST (Bank Of Online Services & Technologies) is a highly secured, web-based application developed in association with IBM. With BOOST, Turbomeca-powered helicopter operators will access real-time, personalized engine data to enrich … Continue reading Boost Enters Service with Turbomeca

Safran Turbomeca Joins IAHMP at Heli-Expo 2016

March 7, 2016 At Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY, Safran Turbomeca, the worlds largest manufacturer of gas turbine engines for helicopters, presented IAHMP with a check for a two year OEM membership with advertising privileges. Receiving the check is R. Fred Polak, President and CEO of IAHMP. Presenting the check is Christian Rossi, Turbomeca’s Head … Continue reading Safran Turbomeca Joins IAHMP at Heli-Expo 2016

Dana Kerrick Awarded the Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award

December 17, 2015 Dana Kerrick, currently sitting on the IAHMP Board of Directors is awarded the: Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award Dana Kerrick: Dana Kerrick has served the aviation industry for more than five and a half decades as a military and civilian maintenance specialist, civilian pilot, flight instructor, air taxi operator, pioneer in helicopter … Continue reading Dana Kerrick Awarded the Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award

International Association of Helicopter Maintenance Professionals (IAHMP) Press Release

December 12, 2015 International Association of Helicopter Maintenance Professionals (IAHMP) Press Release It’s been nine months since the last Global Helicopter Mechanic Shortage Symposium was held at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, FL. At the end of the symposium, a decision was made to create a nonprofit 501(c) (3) public service association. The name of the … Continue reading International Association of Helicopter Maintenance Professionals (IAHMP) Press Release

Global Economics Impacting Helicopter Maintenance Professionals

R. Fred Polak – President/CEO It’s that time of year when the upcoming Presidential Election has just about all of us wishing it was over already. Politics by nature is only looked at in a favorable light by politicians. Time will tell how we are doing. Of a more pressing concern is how all the … Continue reading Global Economics Impacting Helicopter Maintenance Professionals

The A&P/AME and Fatigue – They Don’t Play Well Together

R. Fred Polak – President/CEO In late 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration addressed the issue of implementing long-overdue new fatigue standards for airline pilots. The new regulations revise hours-of-service rules that more accurately reflect our understanding of human fatigue. The rules set a ten hour minimum rest period before flight duty, a two hour increase … Continue reading The A&P/AME and Fatigue – They Don’t Play Well Together

The Helicopter Workforce – Going…Going…Gone?

R. Fred Polak – President/CEO In the 2013 fall edition of ROTOR Magazine, HAI president, Matt Zucarro states that “The Next Generation priority that the helicopter industry needs to focus on is people, not avionics.” Mr. Zucarro hit the nail on the head, but it is not just the helicopter industry that is experiencing a … Continue reading The Helicopter Workforce – Going…Going…Gone?

get