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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:16

For those of you that work on or support helicopters or have ever been to the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) main event — Heli-Expo, you know that it is undoubtedly the largest helicopter tradeshow in the world. This year’s Heli-Expo 2024 was no exception.

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Aw Nuts!

B-nuts to be specific. The NTSB has released Safety Alert 086 titled Mechanics: Ensure B-nuts Are Properly Secured! You can view the Safety Alert by visiting https://www.ntsb.gov/Advocacy/safety-alerts/Documents/SA-086.pdf.

The Safety Alert starts off saying, “B-nuts are a small piece of hardware that can cause a big problem if they are not properly secured.”

It goes on to discuss “The problem.”

Garmin Receives Operational Excellence Award from Airbus Helicopters
Garmin Receives Operational Excellence Award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announces it recently received the 2022 Operational Excellence Award from Airbus Helicopters at its annual Supplier Conference in Marignane, France. In addition to recognizing excellence in on-time delivery and quality, the award highlights Garmin’s outstanding performance amid a period of global supply-chain challenges.

Iridium Partner SKYTRAC Provides Truly Global Connectivity for Offshore Search-and-Rescue Helicopter
Iridium Partner SKYTRAC Provides Truly Global Connectivity for Offshore Search-and-Rescue Helicopter

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) announces that partner SKYTRAC is providing Iridium® satellite connectivity to a Sikorsky S-92®, which will be used for search and rescue off the shores of Guyana. SKYTRAC will enable truly global, weather-resilient, reliable connectivity for the helicopter with its ISAT-200A solution as well as BIue Sky Network’s Iridium Certus Connected® SkyLink 7100.

LYTE Aviation Reveals 40-seat Hybrid eVTOL
LYTE Aviation Reveals 40-seat Hybrid eVTOL

LYTE Aviation, the world’s newest advanced air-mobility innovator addressing advanced urban mobility and connectivity, reveals its 40-seat (hybrid) eVTOL SkyBus and SkyTruck program. LYTE Aviation’s LA-44 design is powered by four conventional turbine engines running on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) complemented with four electric motors at the wingtips powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The SkyBus and complementary SkyTruck cargo variant, designed around a 4.5 tonne payload, is the accumulation of three years’ R&D. The result is a game-changing vertical take-off and landing vehicle designed to be five times more fuel-efficient than current helicopters.

Trade Show Etiquette

The Helicopter Maintenance magazine team was in Atlanta March 7-9 attending HAI Heli-Expo 2023. It was nice walking the show talking to the exhibitors and learning about all the new products and services available for helicopter maintenance professionals. Thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth to say hi. It was great meeting new people as well as catching up with longtime acquaintances.

Columbia Helicopters and Coulson Aviation to Partner in Offering RADS-L Delivery System for Model 234 Helicopter Operators
Columbia Helicopters and Coulson Aviation to Partner in Offering RADS-L Delivery System for Model 234 Helicopter Operators

Columbia Helicopters, a manufacturer and operator of heavy-lift helicopters, announces a new partnership with Coulson Aviation, a provider in aerial firefighting technology, to offer Coulson's RADS-L Delivery System for operators of Columbia's Model 234 helicopters.

Keystone Turbine Services Receives Rolls-Royce "Best in Class" Award for Third Year in a Row
Keystone Turbine Services Receives Rolls-Royce "Best in Class" Award for Third Year in a Row

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries worldwide, announces that Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), a PAG company located in Coatesville, PA, has received the prestigious Rolls-Royce 2023 Best in Class Award for the third year in a row. This award recognizes significant achievements by KTS in providing continuous world-class MRO services and support to operators of the M250 and RR300 series of gas turbine engines and related components to customers worldwide.

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