Mandatory inspections for S-92 fleet following incident

The global Sikorsky S-92 fleet is again subject to mandatory inspections after the Lockheed Martin-owned manufacturer issued an Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) on January 10 requiring all operators of the type to undertake one-off inspections. The off-aircraft inspections of the tail rotor pitch change shaft … [Read more...]

Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X certified

Bell Helicopter is moving its 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly line to Mirabel. Canada. (Bell Helicopter)

Christmas has come early for Bell Helicopter with the receipt of Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification for its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The type certification, received on December 21, means Bell has met its target for certification of the aircraft before the end of 2016. While … [Read more...]

Firefighting Black Hawk arrives for fire season

Pay’s Helicopters is bringing an ex-US Army UH-60A Black Hawk, N434TH, to Australia for the bushfire season. (Timberline Helicopters)

Scone Airport-based Pay’s Helicopters is bringing an ex-US Army UH-60A Black Hawk to Australia for the bushfire season to demonstrate the helicopter’s value and capabilities to state and territory fire agencies. The recently refurbished Black Hawk, N434TH, from Timberline Helicopters in northern Idaho, … [Read more...]