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February 12, 2012 - 8:50pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Jet-Care, which provides oil- and debris-analysis services, announced a number of new contracts yesterday here at Heli-Expo 2012 in Dallas.

Among the new customers is Delta Helicopters, a private, family-owned business in Alberta, Canada. The company operates a fleet of 19 helicopters from six bases across Canada. Delta uses the Jet-Care debris-analysis program to allow in-depth examination of particles found in fluid samples from filters or magnetic chip detectors.

February 12, 2012 - 8:45pm
Harry Weisberger

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company, officially opened its Singapore Regional Turbine Center (RTC) today. Located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park, it will offer authorized Honeywell major periodic inspection service on TFE731 engines and line maintenance on Honeywell TFE731, CFE738, HTF7000 engines and on 36 Series RE100 and RE220 APUs.

February 12, 2012 - 8:45pm
Harry Weisberger
Garland/DRW Heliport

Sky Helicopters, the FBO at Garland/DRW Heliport, has added a new hangar and more ramp space. The eight-acre public heliport a few miles from downtown Dallas in Garland, Texas, now has hangar space for up to 50 helicopters and over a quarter-million square feet of ramp space. The newest hangar can hold 12 helicopters and adds 17,500 square feet of concrete ramp area.

February 12, 2012 - 8:40pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Honeywell plans to provide the Zing Test Elite rotor track-and-balance maintenance technology to MD Helicopters to support all current and new MD500 series helicopters. Based on the Zing HUMS 1134 on-board system, Zing Test Elite is a carry-on system that quickly provides the ability to perform helicopter rotor smoothing, engine refining performance checks, component balancing, and vibration surveys to save time, fuel and maintenance costs.

February 12, 2012 - 8:40pm
Mark Phelps

FDC Aerofilter (Booth No. 3713) will supply engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems for Sikorsky’s S-76D and S-92 models. This follows on FDC’s long-standing relationship with Sikorsky, harking back to its agreement to supply IBF systems for the S-76C++ production helicopters. The IBF systems are integrated into the design of the S-76D and S-92 models, and provide efficient protection from foreign object damage (FOD), erosion and corrosion.

February 12, 2012 - 8:30pm
Mark Huber

Stanley Hiller’s granddaughter has her sights on improving the view for the pilots and passengers of both helicopters and airplanes.

In 1942, the elder Hiller founded the iconic helicopter company that bears his name. Now, granddaughter, Christy Hiller, runs Plastek, a company that manufactures a growing line of EZClear cleaning and restoration products for acrylic and polycarbonate aviation windows, windshields and glass-panel avionics.

February 12, 2012 - 8:10pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Becker Avionics has announced its new airborne BD46 beacon decoder, which it describes as “the most modern, lightweight, competitively priced 406 MHz beacon decoder on the market.”

According to the German manufacturer, the BD406 provides a unique tool for search and rescue (SAR) organizations on land, on water or in the air. It is a fixed installation or portable receiver developed specifically to decode and navigate to 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat capable beacons (PLBs, SPLBs ELTs or EPIRBs) transmitting the 406 MHz signal with GPS information.

February 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
James Wynbrandt

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) of Longueuil, Quebec (Booth No. 3317) is not only highlighting its customer support programs here at Heli-Expo 2012, it’s delivering them. Today the company hosts Technical Briefing sessions in room C140 at the Dallas Convention Center for operators and maintenance personnel of PT6 (11 a.m.), PW200 (12 p.m.) and PT6C-67C (1 p.m.) engines.

February 12, 2012 - 7:00pm
John McCarthy
Metro Aviation in partnertship with University of Michigan med-evac helicopter. (Photo Andrew Zaback)

A photo gallery of Air Medical Helicopters and their interiors from Heli-Expo 2012.

February 12, 2012 - 7:00pm
Harry Weisberger

A British Helicopter Association member, Heli Air, has achieved International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration under the industry’s amended safety standard that now facilitates implementation for rotary wing operations.

 
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