Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:18
GPMS International, provider of the helicopter industry’s most advanced health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) known as Foresight MX, announces that it has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the UH-60A Black Hawk platform. The company worked closely with PJ Helicopters during the STC process, who will become the first Black Hawk operator to utilize Foresight MX’s advanced capabilities.

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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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces the delivery of a Bell 429 helicopter to the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD). FCPD’s second multi-role Bell 429 is configured for both law enforcement and emergency medical service operations. “We rely on the power, speed, size and accessibility of the cabin, and the exceptional maneuverability that the 429 delivers during...
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announces the launch of new mobile applications for the Sikorsky360® Web portal – a proprietary online support capability used by more than 4,000 operators globally. The new portal – known as Mobile360 ™ – supports Apple ® , Android ™ and Blackberry ® mobile devices and will provide streamlined access to important maintenance information for Sikorsky customers...
Cobham Commercial Systems and DAC International have announced the first installation of a HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System in Brazil. Cobham, HeliSAS’ manufacturer, and DAC, HeliSAS’ South American sales representative, worked with Aristek Comércio Aeronautico, Sao Paulo, to install the system on a privately-owned Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter. HeliSAS is lightweight, and...
Greenwich AeroGroup Inc. announces its naming of Ralph Kunz as general manager of Summit Aviation. Kunz has more than 20 years of aerospace operations experience with expertise in streamlining production, aftermarket services, enhancing quality and improving customer satisfaction. Kunz will be responsible for the overall operations at Summit’s Middletown, Dela., and Somerset, Ky., facilities...

StockMarket.aero Enhanced

Component Control announces the release of the latest version of StockMarket.aero, its free online aviation parts eMarketplace. Enhancements to the Web site’s intuitive usability and navigation make it quicker and easier to find qualified aviation parts and services. Stockmarket.aero currently lists more than 40 million qualified line items of inventory and capability from more than 2,300...

Maintenance Stands

Spika’s line of aircraft maintenance platforms provide efficient access to upper-level service zones, improving overall productivity while providing critical fall protection and ensuring a safe work environment in accordance with OSHA. Stands are available for depot-level and daily maintenance, and custom design is provided for those unique situations when standard designs don’t meet your needs...
Cobham Aerospace Communications has added removable legend panels to the N301A, one of its most popular audio components. Installers may now change control names on the N301A without removing it from the cockpit panel or returning to an authorized dealership. Keeping the N301A within the aircraft minimizes downtime and saves money. Cobham’s removable legends are available in kits with multiple...
Concorde Battery announces certification of the higher capacity RG-224 for the Bell LongRanger. Concorde’s sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG ® ), absorbed glass mat (AGM) RG-224 is a 24Ah battery designed for improved performance and longer life in demanding applications. Many users are getting superior performance with the current 17Ah RG-222 however, the RG-224 was developed for customers...
AKV Inc., an affiliated partner of DART Helicopter Services, announces receipt of Transport Canada approval for its new ETM1000 Exceedence and Trend Monitoring System. AKV Inc.’s Exceedence Trend Monitoring System is designed to continuously monitor and record all engine and drive train parameters for values in excess of the airframe and engine operating limitations and records all parameters for...

Eidos Work Caddy

The Model 105 “Work Caddy” provides lower level hardware storage with an adjustable height work table perfect for tool storage and to aid in assembly placement of motors, pumps, etc. Powder coated steel frame and locking casters standard. Caster safety guards and custom heights available. For more information visit the Eidos website www.eidosergonomics.com .

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