StandardAero’s drive for excellence

The world’s leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider is celebrating the successful completion of its new centers of excellence. In the summer of 2020, StandardAero completed a strategic transition to optimize its worldwide operations. This transition, completed in July, resulted in the consolidation of three dedicated Centers of Excellence (COEs) to streamline its helicopter […]

How Columbia Helicopters keeps tandem-rotor aircraft flying

Columbia Helicopters is legendary as a pioneering civil operator of tandem-rotor helicopters. What many people don’t realize is all that goes into keeping these aircraft flying. The expertise Columbia has developed in maintaining its own tandem-rotor helicopter fleet is also available to third-party customers. Skip Robinson Photo Today, Columbia — whose fleet includes restricted-category Boeing […]

Changing the future of medical aviation

Med-Pac’s EMS Lite interior for the Bell 505 is a perfect example of how the company thinks outside the box to meet its customers’ needs. For the past two decades, Med-Pac has made a name for itself in the air medical industry by thinking outside the box. For president Ralph Braaten and sales and marketing […]

The AW169: a versatile & capable modern helicopter

Since its certification in 2015, the AW169 has found success across a range of operating sectors — and this next-generation helicopter just keeps getting better. One of Leonardo’s newest helicopters is the AW169. The sleek 4.6/4.8-tonne light intermediate twin-engine seats six to 10 passengers, travels up to 440 nautical miles (815 kilometers), reaches a top […]