The NTSB has issued a Safety Recommendation calling for the development of nondestructive testing techniques for Robinson main rotor blades after approximately 596 hours time-in-service to check for bond defects in areas between the skin and spar at the tip of the blade and between the skin and tip cap on all R22s and R44s.
Premier Turbines (Booth No. 2053), an engine overhaul and component/accessory repair shop based in Neosho, Mo., recently launched a quick-turnaround service for component repairs and specialized processes. The new service, named the Bullet Shop, guarantees return of parts within 10 working days of the date of receipt.
Aviation research and consulting firm Conklin and de Decker last month released the latest version of MxManager, its maintenance management software that permits the maintenance department to build master bulletin lists, assign relevant bulletins to aircraft or individual components and establish limits based upon the frequency of required maintenance.
NDT International has developed a smaller, less expensive way of providing C-scan images of bond flaws in composites and honeycomb structures. At just 1.5-lb, BonDetector is smaller than other bond analysis instruments, the manufacturer claims, and provides immediate visualization and interpretation of flawed areas.
Montreal-based Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group has moved its authorized Citation service center from a shared maintenance hangar in Montreal to a new dedicated facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
“People have been asking me, ‘Can you tell me where Acrohelipro is?’” Donald Jackson said Monday afternoon, right after making the official announcement that the Richmond, British Columbia-based helicopter MRO provider and modification specialist now lives under the Vector Aerospace umbrella.
Denmark’s Satair announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire a 49-percent stake in the Chinese hydraulics repair specialist Ruibo.
Market analysis and consulting firm AeroStrategy recently completed a study showing that the yearly market for helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul will grow from
BizJet International of Tulsa, Okla., announced a service-center agreement with FirstFlight Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of FBO Air, located at Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York.
Turbomeca is investing approximately $50 million to expand production and product support activities at its Grand Prairie, Texas facility.
The allocation includes approximately $10 million to fund a 67,000-sq-ft expansion that is expected to be fully operational by May. The expansion allows the company to continue to expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul activities, as well as assemble and test some Arriel and Arrius models.