Midwest Aerospace becomes UH1OPS Newest Sponsor

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters can quickly source FAA-approved Bell new and overhauled components through the new sponsorship with UH1OPS by Midwest Aerospace. The company says it provides 24/7 AOG services and a full line of UH-1 components. “UH-1 owners and operators now have access to hundreds of quality parts at affordable…

Former FAA-Designated Airworthiness Rep Sentenced in Aircraft Parts Fraud Case

On June 22, 2018, Edward Carl Fernandez was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for falsely representing the airworthiness condition of numerous commercial aircraft parts. Fernandez was sentenced to six months’ home confinement, three years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine and forfeiture of $38,850. Fernandez pleaded guilty on February 22,…

MRO Software Market Predicted to Grow Steadily

The global MRO software market in aviation is estimated at $4.08 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $4.93 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.85 percent from 2017 to 2022. A significant increase in digitalization of MRO activities and the high demand in aviation maintenance software services from MROs are projected to…

Straube’s Aircraft Services Publishes “Sky Paint” for Aircraft Painting Tips

Since its founding in 1985 Straube’s Aircraft Services has always prided itself in being an innovative leader in providing custom aircraft painting services. Following in the footsteps of company founder Jim Straube, his son Jeremiah Straube recently published and released a new E-brief publication entitled, “Sky Paint.” The idea behind “Sky Paint ” is to…

First CH-53K Delivered to U. S. Marines

The first CH-53K King Stallion was delivered to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, N.C. This was another on-time milestone for the U.S. Marine Corps’ future heavy-lift helicopter program. The helicopter’s arrival to New River enters it into the Supportability Test Plan where U.S. Marines will conduct a logistics assessment on the maintenance, sustainment…

Boeing Wins Contract for Canada’s Chinooks

Boeing and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks through 2023. Operating…

Donaldson IBFs Certified by Transport Canada

Transport Canada has certified Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense for installation on Airbus AS350 B3, EC130 B4, and EC130 T2 helicopters.  The IBFs keep contamination, including dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects, from degrading the performance and reliability of helicopter engines. According to Donaldson turbine engine components are life-limited parts, but…

Airbus Unveils Racer Next Gen High Speed Helo Prototype

PARIS AIRSHOW, Le Bourget: Rotorcraft maintainers take note! Airbus Helicopter’s revealed the Racer this morning. Airbus Helicopters has revealed the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme. Codenamed Racer, for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft, this demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be…

Ontic Expands Manufacturing and MRO Services for Legacy Rotorcraft

PARIS AIRSHOW, Le Bourget: Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and provider of extended life solutions for OEM legacy products, has announced a significant increased in its manufacturing capabilities and MRO services for the rotorcraft market. Over the last four years, Ontic has signed several licenses with aerospace’s top OEMs that has expanded the breadth of…