MD Announces Another Exclusive MD 500E to MD 530F Conversion

MD Helicopters (MDHI) has completed a contract to upgrade an MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft as part of MDHI’s long standing E-to-F conversion program. “The E-to-F conversion program follows a strict, FAA-approved process,” says Nick Nenadovic, vice president of Aftermarket and Customer Support for MD Helicopters, Inc. “Over eight to…

JSSI Appoints Barhouch BD Director for Middle East and India

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), an independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry, has appointed Pascale Barhouch as director of business development for the Middle East and India. Barhouch brings more than 13 years of experience to JSSI from across the aviation and aerospace industries. At JSSI, she will…

MD Helicopters MD 530F Demonstrator Visits SoCal

Take the new MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) enhanced glass cockpit MD 530F demo aircraft for a test flight to experience its power and performance firsthand. This state-of-the-art helicopter is touring the West Coast from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. It is available for drop-in demo flights at Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) on Dec. 2 from…

Lockheed Martin Names Israel Aerospace Industries as “Elite Supplier”

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) was named “Elite Supplier” by Lockheed Martin for the third consecutive year. Lockheed Martin’s recognition of IAI dates back to 2002 when IAI developed a solution in response to a challenge posed by Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky division: 20 percent weight reduction and lowering the price of the horizontal folding stabilizers of…

Collaboration Helps Military Veterans Transition into NDT Careers

Olympus, a leading manufacturer of nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment, is supporting training school Warrior To Inspector’s mission to help transition retiring military veterans into a new NDT career by providing advanced inspection instruments for their ultrasonic testing (UT) courses. Transitioning into an NDT career can be challenging without the right training, certifications and hands-on experience.…

Beta Tools USA Establishes Presence to Serve North America

Beta Tools USA announced its North American presence as a wholly owned subsidiary of Beta Utensili S.P.A., a leading Italian manufacturer of professional tools that expanded its global presence. The company offers Italian-designed and manufactured tools for mechanics, industrial maintenance and car repair professionals, as well as tool enthusiasts. Established in July 2020 to support…

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

MD Helicopters recently announced a U.S. state municipality contract for the purchase of a new MD 530F in law enforcement configuration. The agency is responsible for monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources, wildlife populations, and ecosystems while ensuring enforcement of the state’s laws protecting them. The aircraft is the agency’s first helicopter. “This has been…

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Receives Major Boost

Marshall University’s Aviation Technology and Maintenance program moved a significant step closer to takeoff with the announcement in October of a $1.36 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to fund startup and operating costs. The new Marshall program is a collaborative effort among Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Mountwest…

Rotorplace and Collins Aerospace Team for Online Parts Sales

After Safran, Saint-Gobain, Lisi Aerospace Cargo Equipment, Tech-tool Plastics, etc., it’s Collins Aerospace’s turn to start the adventure of online sales by joining the Rotorplace E-commerce site. Collins Aerospace manufactures and supports helicopter parts. They say their commitment is to provide cost-effective solutions for helicopters, operators and missions of all types. Whether it is a…