StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for Autopilot System for the H125/AS350

StandardAero and Thales announced WeatherTech as the launch customer for their advanced 4-axis Compact Autopilot System for the Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 platform. Derived from certified transport category solutions, the lightweight Compact Autopilot brings advanced 4-axis capability, performance and enhanced safety to the light helicopter market, while eliminating the need for a traditional dedicated flight control…

Safran Signs By-the-Hour Support Contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five- year maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. “With this contract, we will benefit from the best engine support…

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems announced a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR). The Genesys Digital Radio is a family of remote-mounted, software-definable radios. They feature combined VOR/localizer/glideslope navigation, marker beacon, and VHF communication with a frequency range of 118-136 MHz or 118-156 MHz, and 25 or 8.33 kHz channelization with transmit power of 16 or…

Unique Surveillance Aircraft Makes First Appearance at Heli-Expo

Seeker Aircraft, Inc. will make its first appearance at the Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo during 28-30 January in Anaheim, California. Seeker Aircraft, the manufacturer of the SB7L-360 “Seeker” light surveillance aircraft will be putting one of its Seekers on display in the Anaheim Convention Center. Ed Lundeen, Seeker Aircraft’s president, shared his objectives for…

Precision Aviation Group Acquires World Aviation Corporation

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced the acquisition of Toronto, Ontario-based World Aviation Corporation (WAC). WAC specializes in the rewind and repair of rotary and static electrical (air and oil-cooled) generator and motor sub-components. “We are excited about the acquisition of…

MRO Insider to Launch Aircraft Maintenance Services App in February 2020

Launching in February 2020, MRO Insider says its mobile app will provide an efficient solution to quickly “ping” AOG, parts, detailing and equipment rental such as hydraulic mules or jack stands from a mobile device or desktop computer. Based on live locations of service providers as well as the aircraft, MRO Insider says users will be…

FAA Releases Important Information for Applicants Pursuing Mechanic, Parachute Rigger, and Dispatcher Certifications

The Regulatory Support Division (AFS-600) recently awarded a new airman knowledge testing contract called the Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS). The ACTS contract is a comprehensive, best-practices approach aimed at enhancing the overall quality of FAA Airman Knowledge Testing. As a result, there are several enhancements going into effect on January 13, 2020, that are…