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Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 12:08
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announces that ASU founder and CEO, Mike Atwood, has been inducted into the Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers (ANVM) Hall of Fame, established in 1995 to honor those individuals who have made a major contribution to night-vision technology.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 11:09

On January 11, the FAA published a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) titled Safety Management Systems. 

The summary of this NPRM states:

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StockMarket.aero Creates iPhone App

San Diego - Component Control announces that its iPhone App for StockMarket.aero is now available for download from the Apple Store. The StockMarket.aero iPhone App, the only free aviation parts eMarketplace App currently available, allows StockMarket.aero members access to more than 40 million qualified line items of aviation inventory and capability. “We believe the StockMarket.aero App will...
Grand Prairie, Texas - American Eurocopter announces that it delivered an EC145 to the University of Utah’s AirMed Program. AirMed currently has a fleet of four helicopters. This is the program’s first Eurocopter aircraft and will be providing a much-needed upgrade to one of its older aircraft. “We were getting to the point where it wasn’t cost effective to operate our other helicopter, and we...
Alexandria, Va. - For more than 50 years, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has recognized through the Salute to Excellence Awards program the outstanding achievements and exceptional merits of individuals and organizations in the international helicopter community. By acknowledging those who go above and beyond the call of duty, these awards encourage the highest standards of...
Madison, Ala. - The CTS800-4A engine powering the T129 attack helicopter has received an FAA type certificate. The CTS800 is designed and produced by the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50-50 partnership between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. The new type certificate for the CTS800-4A brings a high-speed output variant to complement the FAA- and EASA-certified CTS800-4N. The 4A...
West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery has approved the BC-8000 (battery charger and capacity tester), BC-9000 (25-amp battery charger) and BatteryMINDer 12v and 24v versions for use on all RG series batteries. The BC-8000 (Concorde P/N 4168) is a lightweight battery charger and capacity tester for 12v and 24v batteries and features a step-by-step digital display. The BC-8000 provides an adjustable...

Coxreels Plans Move

Tempe, Ariz. - Coxreels announces its plans to move to a new and larger location within Tempe, Ariz. Fabrication, machine and welding departments have already been relocated and are fully functional. The new facility will provide nearly 50 percent more operational space for manufacturing professional-grade hose, cord and cable reels. For more information, visit www.coxreels.com .
Singapore - Bell Helicopter, in partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, opened a new regional service center in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park. The state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization solutions. "The grand opening of our Asia Pacific service center brings to life a vision of providing exceptional support to our...
Marignane, France - Eurocopter has completed its seven-week U.S. X3 demonstration tour. The high-speed, long-range hybrid X3 returned this week to its home base at the Istres Flight Test Center in southern France. During its U.S. tour, the X3 made appearances in four states from Texas to Virginia, logging more than 55 hours performed by the Eurocopter test crew, along with opportunities for 47...
Andover, Kan. - Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings has launched a new Web site at www.swaerospace.com to assist aircraft coatings specifiers, influencers and users. Users can search via their specific market niche (general, business, commercial and military aviation markets), and/or product system (interior, exterior coatings, primers, fillers, etc.). The site features a detailed products and...

Thermoplastic Composites

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