Helicopter Maintenance News

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 07:17
Sherwin-Williams adds a leading aerospace coatings distribution partner to its Central and South American sales and service network with the signing of a distribution agreement with Aviation Chemical Solutions, Inc., (ACS). This distribution expansion supports Sherwin-Williams’ global growth in the general, business, commercial and military aviation sector and strengthens its overall service offerings for its expanding worldwide customer base.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

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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Maintenance Alert

In the August 2010 edition of FAA Advisory Circular AC 43-16A, Aviation Maintenance Alerts, the following information was published regarding an area on the fuel tank skin that could be prone to chafing in Schweizer 269C helicopters: Schweizer: 269C; Chafed Fuel Tank; ATA 2810 A technician states, “During a 200-hour inspection, wear marks were found on the bottom of the fuel tank. (These chafe...
World-class aviation and aerospace training joins world-class research, design and manufacturing in Wichita, KS, with the opening of the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT). The 230,000-square-foot facility on Wichita’s Jabara Airport offers cutting-edge technology in customized training for companies, and traditional technical training for students. NCAT is a partnership between Wichita...
Sikorsky is working with Lockheed Martin on a proposed military version of the S-92 for transportation of the president of the United States. Six years after entering service, the S-92 medium-lift helicopter fleet has logged more than 250,000 flight hours with 117 flying, 75 of which are operated by eight offshore oil and gas flight service providers. Oil and gas operations account for about 90...
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. and the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, has selected a suite of Cobham cockpit avionics, including synthetic vision and helicopter TAWS, for its 14 Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStars. Installation is to be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The two-screen EFIS from...

LA Sheriff Picks Cobham for AStar Fleet

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. and the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, has selected a suite of Cobham cockpit avionics, including synthetic vision and helicopter TAWS, for its 14 Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStars. Installation is to be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The two-screen EFIS from...
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) has unveiled its F1RST Support global technical operations center powered by Dallas Airmotive. The center uses integrated satellite tracking to deliver fast and efficient response to aircraft on ground situations. “We believe this is a game changer for the engine support industry,” says BBA Aviation ERO president Hugh McElroy. “F1RST Support has a...
Sandel Avionics has delivered its first HeliTAWS helicopter terrain safety system to MSP Aero of Minneapolis, for installation in a fleet of Agusta A109 helicopters operated by North Memorial Medical Center of Robbinsdale, MN. Incorporating Sandel’s TrueAlert nuisance-alert elimination technology, off-airport landing capability, high-resolution 3-D terrain display and Class A HTAWS functions,...

Soloy Avionics Division is Operational

With the installation of cabinetry and technician benches complete, the Avionics Services division of Olympia, WA-based Soloy Aviation is fully ramped up and operating. Headed by three of the Northwest region’s most experienced installation and repair technicians, Soloy can now offer virtually any configuration or avionics package piston and turbine pilots can dream up. Soloy’s Quality Assurance...

New Rules for Helicopter Operators

On Oct. 12, 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators, including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and training, and additional on-board safety equipment. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of many...
Shadin Avionics announces the approval of an STC for the installation of a Shadin Fuel Management Kit into Bell 212 and 412 model helicopters. The Bell 212/412 STC is the latest addition to Shadin’s portfolio of fuel management system STCs that includes installations for other Bell, Eurocopter and McDonnell Douglas Helicopters. The new STC enables the installation of the Shadin fuel flow...

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