Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 14:03
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recognizes the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification as equivalent to formal training when determining eligibility for a repairman certificate. This action helps simplify the application process for repairman certification, strengthening efforts to recruit and retain avionics technicians in this innovative and fast-growing industry.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:17

At Helicopter Maintenance magazine, we remain optimistic about the future of the helicopter industry. So much so that we are ending the year with our first ever attendance at a European helicopter trade show!

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Bristow Group was awarded the 2011 National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Safety in Seas Award on Thurs Apr. 14, 2011, recognizing its contribution to the safety of life offshore for energy workers through its “Target Zero” program of training and safety tracking. Bristow’s award-winning nomination was selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Academy...

SEA Approved Vendor for Sikorsky

Southeast Aerospace (SEA) announces its acceptance as an Approved Vendor for Sikorsky Helicopters. Following an extensive, detailed and rigorous three-day audit by Sikorsky Quality Assurance personnel, SEA’s quality system was found to meet Sikorsky’s stringent quality requirements. Sikorsky’s approval also establishes SEA as an approved vendor for all Untied Technologies subsidiaries. United...
Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, has completed wind tunnel testing of its active rotor system equipped with high authority flaps. The effort is jointly funded by Sikorsky and the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD). “The AATD/Sikorsky Active Rotor Team has accomplished a lofty goal: to demonstrate the functionality of a...
M7 Aerospace LP (M7), a division of Elbit Systems of America (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd.), has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence. The Diamond Award Certificate of Excellence, awarded to M7 for the second time, is the FAA’s highest training award. The FAA recognizes employers and aviation maintenance technicians who participate in a...
Simplex Manufacturing Co. of Portland Oregon have acquired the granular spreader product line from Heli-Ap. Simplex will build the full line of spreaders at their Portland, Oregon headquarters. The new Simplex GS250 30 cubic ft. spreader weighs in at an industry low 90 lbs while the Simplex GS400 55cubic ft. spreader weighs approximately 135lbs, making both products the lightest spreaders...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces the launch of the annual OGP Aviation Safety Advisors Training Program. This new initiative will provide aviation safety advisors from the Oil & Gas industries with a high level technical overview of the AW139 helicopter, training and support infrastructure, with the first event planned for September 2011 in Northern Italy at the...
During an event at the company’s Delivery Center in Grand Prairie, American Eurocopter celebrated the delivery of the fourth EC145 to Geisinger Medical Center’s Life Flight® program. The aircraft is part of an ongoing fleet replacement initiative as the Life Flight program continues to standardize its fleet with the EC145 platform.
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered a customized Eurocopter EC135 to Land Sea Air Leasing Corporation. URS completed the EC135 with avionics and communications equipment consisting of the Garmin GNS530AW and GNS530W Comm/NAV/GPS, the Garmin GMX200 MFD, GTS820 Traffic System, GDL69A Data Link for XM Weather, a GMA347H Audio control with Marker Beacon to include iPod input, and a...
Company president, Jim Shirey, announced the launch of On Course Solutions, Inc. This new aviation consulting company is comprised of a network of proven aviation industry veterans who can provide aviation manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and aircraft operators with ready resources for winning new customers, building business with existing customers, and optimizing operational efficiency. This...

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