Aviation International News » September 2005

October 2, 2006 - 1:21pm

Learjet 60 operators are the latest to benefit from the Learjet Electronic Technician (e-Tech) troubleshooting tool. E-Tech compiles more than 22 megabytes of information onto a single CD, in a user-friendly Web page format that can be accessed by a laptop computer.

October 2, 2006 - 1:19pm

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of its maintenance management software, MxManager Version 7.5.

October 2, 2006 - 1:16pm

Whelen Engineering has received STC approval for its Model 70900 Series LED anti-collision beacon, the first of its kind to be approved for general aviation aircraft, says the company.

October 2, 2006 - 1:15pm

Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) has received approval from the Federal Civil Aviation Authority of Russia (FCAAR) to perform line and base maintenance work on Russian-registered Bombardier aircraft.

A team of FCAAR experts led by Andrei Lyssykh, chief expert at the Russian Federal Flight Safety and Certificate Center, recently performed an extensive audit at LBAS’ facility in Berlin.

October 2, 2006 - 12:22pm

The first Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor made full conversion to airplane mode near Fort Worth, Texas, in late July. On the eve of returning to Italy to take the reins of aircraft two, Agusta test pilot Pietro Venanzi briefed AIN on what the companies learned from this fundamental expansion of the flight envelope.

October 2, 2006 - 12:09pm

After months of uncertainty, MD Helicopters (MDHI) has a new owner. Patriarch Partners, a New York-based financial firm with assets of approximately $4.5 billion, has acquired a controlling interest in the troubled Mesa, Ariz. manufacturer.

October 2, 2006 - 12:03pm

Helicopter Association International (HAI) president Roy Resavage is calling it a day, after seven-and-a-half years at the helm of the helicopter industry’s association in Washington, D.C. While HAI looks for a successor, AIN talked to Resavage about some of the highs and lows he has experienced while representing the association’s hundreds of members to the movers and shakers on Capitol Hill.

October 2, 2006 - 12:01pm

The FAA has conducted a review of accidents involving commercial emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters between January 1998 and December last year. It offers evidence that controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), inadvertent flight into IMC and lack of operational control were predominant factors, particularly at night and in low visibility. “Of the 27 fatal helicopter EMS accidents, 21 occurred during night operations.

October 2, 2006 - 11:59am

Helicopter Adventures has opened a new flight-training facility. The new building, located at Space Coast Regional Airport, near Titusville, Fla., adds four large classrooms and 7,000 sq ft of office and administrative space to the existing school.

The pilot training school, which claims to be the only one certified to both FAA and JAA standards, trains some 250 students annually from 50 different countries.

October 2, 2006 - 11:58am

China Eastern General Aviation Corporation (EGAC) is to buy two Sikorsky S-76C+s to support oil support missions off northern China. They join nine S-76s offshore oil operators currently flying in China. The Ministry of Communications operates two more on offshore search-and-rescue duties from Shanghai.