Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:46:00 -0400

Richmond, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North Americahas signed a 3-year MRO support contract with Optima Aero headquartered in Quebec, CA, to provide maintenance repair and overhaul for their PT6T-series engines for the next three years.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:14:00 -0400

Burbank, Calif. — Velocity Aerospace Group, Inc. announces the strategic acquisition with management of E.D.N. Aviation, Inc. The move expands Velocity’s repair and overhaul service capabilities into control panel services.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:46:00 -0400

Hawkesbury, ON, Canada - DART Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has received Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificates for its R66 Cargo Mirror and R66 Bearpaws.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:19:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Islip/Woodbury, N.Y., areas for April 24. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:01:00 -0400

La Guardia Airport, N.Y. - FlightSafety International announces that Jennifer Bensky has been promoted to Director, Courseware Support. She succeeds Jon Pollack who has been named Director, Business Development, Rotorcraft.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:38:00 -0400

Alexandria, Va. – The Helicopter Association International and the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A) are joining forces at Quad-A's 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., May 4–6, to aid Army pilots and technicians who want to prepare their careers for the future.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:50:00 -0400

The first of six sites chosen by the FAA to be a proving ground for integrating drones into the U.S. national airspace is operational, beating the statutory deadline by two months.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:18:00 -0400

Helena, Mont. (Independent Record) - Spawning perch in Canyon Ferry Reservoir got some new habitat April 17 thanks to two DNRC helicopters. "Pines for Perch" has dropped nearly 80,000 trees to enhance habitat. It took only a few hours for more than 3,000 trees, weighted by concrete blocks, to be attached to the helicopters and dropped into the southern end of Canyon Ferry Lake.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:48:00 -0400

Panama City, Panama (Latin American Herald Tribune) - All three people aboard were killed April 17 when a helicopter crashed at Panama City's Tocumen International Airport.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:37:00 -0400

New South Wales, Australia ( - Shortly after take-off from the Coffs Harbour Aerodrome, the tail of a Bell 206 with two people on board struck the ground with the force of the impact ripping the rear rotor from the aircraft.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:58:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Everett/Arlington, Wash., areas for April 22-23. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:43:00 -0400

The rapid development of technology in the cockpit has provided many opportunities to automate and digitize much of the hard copy documentation once carried on board an aircraft. Many operators are using or seeking approval for Electronic Flight Bags. Additionally the United States Forest Service has modified new and existing contracts to allow the use of EFBs and published guidance on their use.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:37:00 -0400

Indiana Helicopters will present Rotors 'n Ribs, a celebration of helicopters and the pilots that fly them. Rotors 'n Ribs will take place Saturday, June 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goshen Municipal Airport, Goshen, Indiana.

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:02:00 -0400

Brainerd Helicopters has advised the interagency aviation community that they have received FAA field (337) approval for a "PSD Adapter Plate". This bracket should answer FAA concerns about using belly straps to secure PSD systems on Brainerd's A-Star helicopters.

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:02:00 -0400

DART Aerospace has announced that it has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate for its EC145 skidtubes. DART has also recently received FAA approval for its BK117 Heli-Utility-Basket.

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