Helicopter Maintenance News

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 09:45
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague service center. The corporate-configured Bell 505 will be equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and used for corporate and private transportation.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 16:59

Wow! Great Human Factors term right? But “Effective Communication” is more than psychological hyperbole. Effective Communication is defined as the successful conveyance or exchange of information or news.

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Human Factors or Human Failure

When we discuss Human Factors in comparison to CRM, we distinguish one from the other as follows: “Human Factors is theoretical knowledge of psychology and CRM is the practical application of that knowledge”.  Thus, the concept of Human Factors, which is correctly characterized as a concept, is incorrectly characterized as the causative label conveniently hung on an incident / accident.   Because Human Failure is a tangible action and not an abstract term, Human Failure is the actual culprit, placing the blame where it belongs, with the human.

Metro Aviation is embarking on a year-long project to test the capabilities of an FAA weather camera at its Ann Arbor, MI base, hypothesizing that the University of Michigan Survival Flight crew will see a reduction in canceled flights due to weather. Metro pilots currently use automated surface observing systems (ASOS) to obtain weather data, but the accuracy of these systems varies by location...
HAI Mourns the Passing of Harold Summers, Director of Flight Operations and Industry Icon
HAI Mourns the Passing of Harold Summers, Director of Flight Operations and Industry Icon
Helicopter Association International (HAI) deeply regrets to announce the passing of Harold “Hal” Summers, director of flight operations for HAI for nearly 18 years and a fixture in the rotorcraft industry since the 1960s. Service information and methods of honoring his memory are pending and will be released as soon as they are available.
Helitech Expo, revived under new management by the Prysm Group, announces it is partnering with Helicopter Maintenance magazine for an event that should not be missed by any aviation business. Taking place October 5-6, 2021, at ExCeL London, located in the Royal Docks area of Newham, East London, the expo will provide the most relevant, up-to-date, exclusive information as well as invaluable insights and tips, all under one roof.
In response to the overwhelmingly positive viewer feedback on its 2021 virtual seminars, Concorde is taking its customers' suggestions and offering FAA-approved IA seminars focused on three distinct disciplines: piston, turbine and rotorcraft. All are welcome to the free events. IA status is not required.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that nominations for its 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence Awards is now open. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation, including unmanned aircraft systems (UASs or drones), for pilots, mechanics, engineers, CFIs or other vertical aviation professionals.
StandardAero Delivers First UH-1H Tailboom Modified to be the Lightest with the Most Heavy-lift Strength to Pinal County Sheriff’s Department
StandardAero Delivers First UH-1H Tailboom Modified to be the Lightest with the Most Heavy-lift Strength to Pinal County Sheriff’s Department
StandardAero delivers the industry’s first UH-1H helicopter tailboom modified to be the lightest with the most heavy-lift strength to fly in the hottest and highest altitudes in the world. The first modification was delivered earlier this month to the helicopter fleet of launch customer, Pinal County, AZ, sheriff’s department.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces it has awarded nine HAI scholarships for 2021. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HAI’s mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals.
Helitow Cart Introduces Ideal Ground-handling Solution for Bell 505
Helitow Cart Introduces Ideal Ground-handling Solution for Bell 505
Helitow Cart announces a recently designed ground-handling solution ideal for the Bell 505. The V910 Heli-Carrier's narrow body allows it to easily slide under aircraft and lift it completely, eliminating the need for ground-handling wheels. The V910 is the perfect solution for private owners and light commercial operators moving aircraft on hard surfaces.

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