Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 07:28
Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announces the U.S. Army recently procured 15 Vita Rescue Systems (VRS-LAs) to be evaluated for operational effectiveness and suitability. For approximately one and a half years, Vita has worked diligently with support from ADS to make the Vita Rescue System available on tailored logistics support (TLS) contracts.

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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Scott's - Bell 47, Inc. announces an agreement with Oregon Aero, Inc. to development an improved seat system and modern interior solutions for the model 47 fleet. "We are very excited to be confirming this relationship with Oregon Aero to develop improved seats & interiors for the 47." states Scott Churchill, president/owner of Scott's - Bell 47. "Oregon Aero's seats are renowned across the...
AeroSimulators USA, Inc. announces the delivery of an EC135 helicopter flight simulator to Air Methods Corporation, the U.S.'s largest provider of air medical emergency transport services. This device complements two AeroSimulators AS350 B2 simulators delivered to Air Methods earlier in the year. These simulators provide an enclosed Air Methods-configured cockpit together with a wide field of...
Fort Worth, TX – More than 200 professionals from helicopter companies, associations, and government agencies in 21 countries gathered in Fort Worth, Texas, last week for the fifth annual International Helicopter Safety Symposium. They left the Lone Star State with a renewed optimism about safety successes, along with a dedicated focus on the work that needs to be accomplished in order to reach...
Atlanta, Ga., Nov., 14, 2011 – Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today it has amplified its rotorcraft supply with more than $1 million in Eurocopter EC155 and Eurocopter AS365 helicopter inventory. The extensive inventory includes tail rotor blades, brakes, wheels, servos, windshields, hardware and tooling. Professional Aviation expanded into the...
The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) begins its first helicopter ab-initio technician training class with 15 students, signalling the start of a long-term plan devised by Eurocopter and CAFUC to develop a pool of qualified helicopter technicians to meet China’s future needs in the expanding general aviation sector
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces the signing of a non exclusive agreement with United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods division, to design an air ambulance interior concept for the AW169 helicopter. The agreement includes AgustaWestland providing United Rotorcraft a full scale cabin Mock-up of the AW169 aircraft for design and full integration of the EMS interior. This solution will...
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that it signed an agreement with Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP ® ) to collaborate on an advanced technical documentation distribution solution supporting operators of Sikorsky civil helicopters worldwide. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The technical...
FORT WORTH– Aviation experts from the U.S. Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration will be highlighted speakers at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium taking place in Fort Worth, TX, on Nov. 8-9. The theme of the fifth annual symposium for the worldwide helicopter industry will be Human Factors: our Collective Challenge – Our Individual Responsibility .

Reliability in the Workplace

Reliability — what an interesting word! What do we mean when we say that someone is reliable? One definition for reliable refers to “a form of trustworthiness,” the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one’s conduct or actions. In my younger days as aircrew in naval aviation, I did a short stint working on “special weapons.” (I cannot go into details, but by...

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