Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software team up with Airbus Helicopters to Exchange Maintenance Data Digitally 

Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected to Airbus, facilitating the two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS. Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS software) and Lundin Software…

StandardAero Celebrates First Year for Lifesaving AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank by Expanding to Europe

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems are celebrating the success of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 series, with delivery into the European market on the near horizon. Launch European customer and mountain rescue service provider, Air Zermatt, is set to take acceptance of their first CRFT this spring.…

Airbus Helicopters Received 43 Orders at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters wrapped up the Heli-Expo 2019 with 43 orders from worldwide customers announced for the whole Airbus civil product range – H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175 and H225. Twenty-one helicopters of the 43 orders announced at the show were from longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which unveiled a contract…

Greenbriar Equity Group and First Aviation Services Acquire DART Aerospace

Greenbriar Equity Group (Greenbriar) and First Aviation Services Inc. (FAvS) have acquired DART Aerospace (DART), a provider of mission equipment and aftermarket components for the helicopter and fixed-wing industries. DART has operated as a subsidiary of Eagle Copters (Eagle Copters) and Era Group Inc. (Era) for more than 10 years. The acquisition by Greenbriar and…

Boeing Partners with Embry-Riddle to Offer Scholarships for Future Pilots and Mechanics

Boeing announced plans to establish a $3 million permanent endowment for scholarships at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  to assist students interested in pursuing a pilot’s license and certificates in aviation maintenance. The Boeing scholarships at Embry-Riddle is focused on increasing the number of underrepresented populations in the pilot workforce, particularly women, persons of color and veterans.…

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Boeing completed the acquisition of ForeFlight. ForeFlight has partnered with Boeing for the past two years to bring aviators Jeppesen’s aeronautical data and charts through ForeFlight’s mobile platforms. Now, the teams will integrate talent and offerings to bring expanded digital solutions to all segments of the aviation industry. “We are excited to build on ForeFlight’s…

Rotary to Airline Convention Set for April 13/14

Rotary to Airline Group (RTAG) is a veteran-run not-for-profit organization designed to help connect transitioning military pilots and maintenance personnel with potential employers. Erik Sabiston, president and founder, says their first event of 2019 will have more than “10,000 square feet of event space hosted right outside the gates of the historic 101st Airborne division.”…

FAA Acting Administrator Elwell to Attend HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta Next Week

Helicopter Association International (HAI) says Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 5, 2019. Administrator Elwell will participate in a “fireside chat” with HAI president and CEO Matthew Zuccaro, where they will discuss a selection of topics relevant to the helicopter…

NTS Acquires Sci-Lab Materials Testing

National Technical Systems (NTS), an independent provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, has acquired Sci-Lab Materials Testing, Inc. (Sci-Lab) of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Established in 1990, Sci-Lab has established itself as a regional leader in qualification testing with a comprehensive suite of…

IFR HeliSAS and IDU-450 Approved for Airbus EC-145e

Genesys Aerosystems has earned certification (STC and TSO) for an IFR-certified Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) targeted for legacy Part 29 twin-engine helicopters. The new IFR HeliSAS system is based on the popular VFR HeliSAS; however, the new system adds more robust hardware and redundancy for the harsher environment and heavier controls of larger helicopters.…