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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“You foreigners,” he said. “You come to China and complain about thepollution, but I don’t know why.” He then gestured at the blurred landscape around us. “To me, this place smells like money.” Paul Midler, author of Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game. I remember when I first saw the Made in America segment by ABC World News with Diane Sawyer...
Farnborough, U.K. – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announces its Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) facility in Chester is experiencing a growing interest for the Blackhawk engine upgrade available on all King Air 200 series aircraft. The upgrade includes two factory-new engines with new engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney. The new engines have a larger, improved gas generator so...
Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces the latest list of key suppliers for the Bell 525 Relentless, the world's first "super-medium" helicopter. "This is an important milestone for the 525 Relentless program as we transition from the preliminary design phase into detailed design," said Larry Thimmesch, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of commercial programs. "...

Fabio Sciacca Joins FlightSafety

La Guardia Airport, NY – FlightSafety International announces that Fabio Sciacca has joined the company as Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We are pleased that Fabio has joined FlightSafety as Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Steve Gross, FlightSafety vice president of sales. “Fabio has over 12 years of experience in the aviation industry...
Hawkesbury, Ontario - DART Helicopter Services announces the creation and launch of its iPad App for its 2012 accessories catalog. The 500-page catalog features 3,500 accessories, 2,000 tools, 600 STCs, and solutions for AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter, MD Helicopters, Robinson and Sikorsky. The app offers a part finder. This feature allows the user to take a picture of a product, have it sent...

StockMarket.aero Enhanced

Seattle - 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,...
Olympia, Wash. - Soloy Aviation Solutions has been approved for a SD engine conversion kit for the AS350B helicopter. The SD kit includes the same Honeywell LTS101-600A-3A engine used on Soloy’s SD1 installation. While the Honeywell-powered versions of the AS350B model helicopter have been available for many years, all previous conversions required the conversion of the complete drive train to...
Hawkesbury, Ontario - DART Helicopter Services (DHS) announces receipt of FAA certification for the A119/AW119MKII cable cutters kit from subsidiary partner Apical Industries. EASA approval is pending. The Apical A119 cable cutters kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a cable/wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable/wire before catastrophic damage occurs. The kit...
Middletown, Del. - 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,...
SKYscapes®, a new basecoat/clearcoat exterior paint system developed by Sherwin-Williams Aerospace, now has two complete coating systems - including pretreatment, corrosion protective primer, topcoat and clearcoat – certified with SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification 3095 (AMS 3095). The two certified systems include 1) Alodine, 2) 483987 Primer and 3) SKYscapes basecoat/clearcoat...

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