Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 11:43
To reduce the carbon footprint of HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all aircraft flying into the event. The annual conference and trade show — the largest in the world for the vertical-aviation industry — will take place Feb. 26–29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, with exhibits open Feb. 27–29.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:30

Although the main theme of Drone Scents is sUAS maintenance, it is always underscored by safety. 

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Feb/Mar 2024 Helicopter Maintenance

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We live in an environment that is hazardous to our health. There are all kinds of germs, bacteria, what have you in the water we drink and the food we eat. The oxygen we breathe, by its very nature, is one of the most corrosive elements on Earth! Yes, there are ways to minimize all these hazards to ourselves, but we still get sick or catch a cold or contract some other ailment. Hopefully we can...
It’s that time of year when the presidential election and all the hype that went with it are finally over. Good, bad or indifferent, whatever your views on the subject are, it is time to move on. Politics by nature is only looked at in a favorable light by politicians. Time will tell how we are doing. Of more pressing concern is how all the financial decisions being made here in the U.S. and...

Borescopes: An Inside View

Those of us who work in helicopter maintenance are familiar with borescopes. Our non-aviation friends and associates of the “baby boomer” generation sort of know what borescopes are as well. The last time they went for a colonoscopy, they got intimate with an endoscope — a medical type of borescope in a loose way of speaking. I asked the HeliMxAdvisory Board to come up with a list of questions on...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces that it has signed a contract with the Swedish Maritime Administration for seven AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The aircraft will be equipped for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations with the first helicopter scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2013 and the final one in 2014. The Swedish Maritime Administration is the authority...
Jet Rangers Receive FAA Approval for Life Extension Airwolf Aerospace’s Tension-Torsion (TT) straps for Bell 206 helicopters have received FAA approval for a 36-month/1,200 hour calendar life extension. TT straps for the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, 206L Long Ranger and OH-58 helicopters, previously had a 24-month/1,200-hour life limit. Airwolf Aerospace technical director, John Montana, says, “The...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces that it signed purchase agreements for 16 aircraft during the 2012 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China), held in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, Nov. 13-18, 2012. Bell Helicopter signed agreements for the following during Airshow China: • Aerochine Aviation – two Bell 429s • Astro Airlines – one Bell 407GX • Beijing...
AgustaWestland announces that the Fire Fighting Department of Beijing’s Public Security Bureau has taken delivery of an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will perform fire fighting and disaster relief mission in and around Beijing as well as law enforcement missions in cooperation with the Beijing Police. This latest delivery further expands AgustaWestland’s presence in the...
Sikorsky and Ruili Jingcheng Group (RJG) at Airshow China on November 14 announced the signing of two contracts for the introduction of one S-92® helicopter and one S-76D™ helicopter, marking Sikorsky’s first S-92 helicopter sale to a private Chinese operator and the first ever Sikorsky S-76D helicopter sale into China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.. Both aircraft will be...
The National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) annual Aviation Business Roundtable once again brought key executives in the industry together with some of the most influential decision makers in Washington, D.C. The two-day event (November 12-13) consisted of high-level meetings to discuss critical financial and political issues affecting the aviation business community. Highlights from the...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces it has appointed Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation Co., Ltd., (Kingwing GA) as a Bell Helicopter authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). Kingwing GA currently provides charter, training, leasing overhaul and operational management from five bases in Eastern China. As a Bell Helicopter authorized CSF, Kingwing is approved to...

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