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Nominate for Mechanic of the Year Award

Posted Friday, April 11, 2014 Posted in Industry News

2014 Helicopter Maintenance Magazine’s Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award Nominating Instructions

Nominate for Mechanic of the Year Award

I hope that if you were at Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, CA, you saw our 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award presentation. Our winner, Derek Weeden, received a well earned trophy and a check for $8000.00! The check was due to the great companies that sponsored the award and recognize the value of the helicopter maintenance professional. We are hopeful that the 2014 award will be even larger! With that said, it is now time to think if your company has a deserving helicopter maintenance professional that you would like to nominate for the 2014 award.

NextGen, Obsolescence Driving Avionics Refurbs

Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014 Posted in Industry News

By Paul Seidenman, David J. Spanovich Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

NextGen, Obsolescence Driving Avionics Refurbs
As the global trend toward next-generation (NextGen) air traffic management systems evolves, and parts obsolescence issues increase, airlines operating aging fleets are considering upgrading cockpits with modern avionics as replacements for legacy electro-mechanical and electronic flight instrumentation systems (EFIS).

ICF SH&E estimates the avionics upgrade market for air transport was $570 million in 2013, but the consultancy forecasts it to reach $1 billion by 2023—in constant 2013 dollars—for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1%. “Avionics upgrades are (projected) to increase faster than the overall MRO market, which is growing at a 3.9% CAGR for the period,” says Richard Brown, a principal in the London office. “Upgrades are offered for a wide variety of mature programs including MD80s, 757s, 767s, A300/A310s, 737 Classics and Dash 8s.” 

Turkey signs deal for 109 Sikorsky S-70s

Posted Thursday, March 06, 2014 Posted in Industry News

By: Tolga Ozbek Istanbul, Flightglobal

Turkey signs deal for 109 Sikorsky S-70s

Turkey has finally signed a contract with Sikorsky for 109 examples of its S-70 Black Hawk utility helicopter worth around $3.5 billion, putting an end to three years of protracted negotiations.

The US manufacturer in 2011 was named as the preferred bidder for Ankara's Turkish Utility Helicopter Project to renew the rotorcraft fleets of the country's armed forces, police and forest service. The international version of the S-70 beat off competition from AgustaWestland's AW149 to win the order.

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine Announces Derek Weeden as the Recipient of its 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

Posted Thursday, March 06, 2014 Posted in Industry News

Sandel, Proud Sponsor of the Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award, Congratulates Derek Weeden

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine Announces Derek Weeden as the Recipient of its 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

February 26, 2014, Anaheim, CA –Helicopter Maintenance magazine, the number one publication for helicopter maintenance professionals, announces that Derek Weeden has been selected as its 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award recipient.