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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LiveTV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation, and Greenwich AeroGroup Inc. have entered into a distribution agreement wherein Greenwich Aerogroup Inc. and its affiliates will sell, support and install the Iridium OpenPort-AeroSM broadband aviation communications platform. Iridium OpenPort-Aero is the only aviation broadband solution that works everywhere in the world,...
Aircraft Lighting International (ALI) announces it has received FAA-PMA approval for its 12mm LED replacement lights. These LED lights are direct replacements of B/E Aerospace and Aircraft Lighting International’s fluorescent lamps. Requiring no new wiring, no new lamp holders, no new dimmers or new controllers, these innovative and fully dimmable LED replacement lights are 100-percent...
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All Metal MS, a developer and manufacturer of custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment and hangar equipment, has delivered the set of prototype Safety First maintenance stands that were custom designed to outfit the U.S. Coast Guard’s Dauphin helicopter. The prototype stands have been delivered and will maximize efficiency while increasing safety for the maintenance crew. All...

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The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, is seeing a decrease in accidents in countries where its new “toolkits” are being used. Toolkits developed through the IHST are now available on safety management systems, training programs, maintenance programs, flight data monitoring systems and...
The Helix industrial workboot from Timberland Pro is a safety boot designed for work situations where comfort, protection and traction are primary performance concerns. The boot features waterproof leather with waterproof membrane for extreme abrasion resistance and dry feet. Timberland PRO’s exclusive anti-fatigue technology offers all-day standing comfort, leg and back support, and shock...

Powerfoil X2.0

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Video Borescope

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