On May 1, a Robinson R66 lifted off from the heliport at Whistler, British Columbia, 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Vancouver, to embark on a globe-spanning adventure.
At one point, midway through their journey around the world, Whistler resident Ruben Dias and his co-pilot Mischa Gelb were ready to abandon their quest to complete the fastest equatorial antipode circumnavigation in a helicopter.
HAI is accepting nominations for the 2019 Salute to Excellence Awards, to be presented March 6 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta. Through these awards, HAI encourages and celebrates the highest standards of professionalism in helicopter aviation.
Any individual or organization, whether or not they are an HAI member, may submit nominations or be nominated for an award. The deadline is September 24, 2018.
HELITECH – London – H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces the recent approval of Motorflug as a Rolls-Royce M250 Authorised Service Centre under H+S Aviation’s current M250 AMROC agreement. Through this agreement, H+S Aviation extends its ability to provide regional support, such as field services, to M250 customers through Motorflug Baden-Baden’s OEM-approved capabilities.
StandardAero has completed development of its signature StandardAero PowerCheckTMmobile
application, designed to provide easy calculation of engine performance based on Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) power assurance charts for Rolls-Royce M250 engine operators across the globe.
StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce's attendance at the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.
The Rolls-Royce M250-C47E engine has been selected to power the new Bell 407GXi helicopter, providing enhanced safety and reduced pilot workload, plus increased reliability and maintainability. The new engine will offer additional capability and lower maintenance costs for the iconic Bell rotorcraft.