Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 06:14
Airbus Helicopters and GPMS International sign an agreement on HUMS covering the H125 series, H130, H135, H145 and AS332 models. With this agreement, customers can now seamlessly share data with Airbus Helicopters and optionally enroll in Airbus’s FlyScan Service to improve remote support and gain powerful proactive monitoring with maintenance guidance.

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

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FlightSafety International announces that Jim Christiansen has joined the company as Vice President, International Business Development. Christiansen will lead FlightSafety’s ongoing efforts to increase the support it provides to Customers who live outside the United States. Christiansen will explore all viable opportunities to enhance and expand the programs and services they receive and to...
Bell Helicopter, under its Aeronautical Accessories brand, announces it received FAA/STC approval for an HF Antenna for the Bell 407 helicopter model. The HF antenna is designed to interface with many types of HF radios, thereby increasing reception in remote areas, improving safety and communications. A “towel bar style,” the HF antenna runs the full length of the underside of the tailboom. “We...
In what the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) is calling a major victory for the aviation industry, on December 26, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) withdrew its faulty legal interpretation of maintenance duty time limitations prescribed in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 121.377. Specifically, the agency reversed course on its May 18, 2010 legal...

Litigation extortion. That is how I like to characterize the crazy litigious society we live in here in the United States. Some people are all too eager to sue the pants off of companies, raising the price of just about every product we buy as consumers. Those of us in aviation definitely feel the effects of litigation. Talk to just about any aircraft manufacturer or aviation product supplier. Chances are high they have faced lawsuits. It is one thing to file a legitimate lawsuit because of negligence. It is another thing to take advantage of the system to “stick it to the man.”

Saft, a manufacturer of Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) aircraft batteries, has released a White Paper titled "PMA Approval for Mixing of Cells in Nickel Cadmium Aircraft Batteries." The White Paper was written by Nigel Thomas, aviation technical sales manager, Saft International, and Michael Waller, aviation technical sales and applications manager, Saft America. The white paper addresses concerns with...
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) will conclude accepting applications for the Commercial Helicopter Rating, Maintenance Technician Certificate, Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician, and Michelle North Scholarships at 11:59 PM Monday, December 31, 2012. This is your last opportunity to have some of your education costs paid for. Do not miss out! On June 1, HFI began accepting...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is expanding its flight test activities in the US with the addition of the new generation AW189 8 ton class twin engine helicopter programme following the AW609 TiltRotor. One of the five existing prototypes suitable for the AW189 programme development is involved in a 9 months flight test campaign across various US States including Arizona, Texas and...
All Metal Maintenance Stands, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of “safety first” custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment, and hangar equipment, announces the launch of the company’s Facebook page. The page, www.facebook.com/AllMetalMS , will provide insights and information about All Metal and the aviation maintenance industry. John Buscema, All Metal’s...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces that a Bell 412, owned by Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, flew along the shore of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while displaying the world’s largest aerial banner in celebration of UAE’s National Day on December 2. “This is our 5th year of flying this amazing flag – and it seems to get bigger every year,” says A.J. Baker, vice...
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to enhance safety and reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has added Robinson Helicopter Company President Kurt Robinson to its Executive Committee. Kurt Robinson heads the Robinson Helicopter Company, which is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. The company of nearly 1,...

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