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.

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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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United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered a completed Bell 407 to Aero Tech. During a 56-day completion, URS customized Aero Tech’s 407 with avionics and communications equipment, specialized airframe options and exterior paint. The avionics and communications equipment installed consisted of the Garmin G500H cockpit display system, GNC-420W Comm, the GDL6A satellite weather and GTX330...

Mid-Height-Landing Gear

DART announces Transport Canada, FAA, EASA and Brazilian ANAC approval of its mid-height crosstubes for the Bell 206L model of aircraft. The mid-height crosstubes lowered height and absence of the full-length step allows medics to unload and load patients safely and easily. Mid-height crosstubes may be installed as part of a fully-approved. The lighter-weight skidtubes and absence of full length...

Donaldson Filter Indicators

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, a manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, launches two new filter indicators. The first is the Donaldson Intelligent Filter Indicator (IFI), a filter element health-monitoring system. It monitors and reports real-time data on the service condition of elements in the hydraulic filter manifolds, allowing operators to change...
Eurocopter Global Logistics has inaugurated its facility in southern France. Located at the Les Florides industrial park near Eurocopter’s production plant in Marignane, this 53,500-square meter facility houses more than 1.5 million parts, is staffed by some 750 employees and handles the delivery of more than 300,000 parts per year. It is a key element in the Eurocopter Group’s Vision 2020...
Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, has formed an alliance with Accessory Overhaul Group Inc. (AOG Atlanta) to help it reach international markets. “We are combining our sales staff and inventories with AOG’s shop capabilities and mobile on-site NDT services,” says Glenn MacDonald, president of Professional Aviation Associates. With facilities in Griffin, Ga., and...
Airwolf Aerospace has earned an FAA STC for its recently PMA-approved Torsion-Tension (TT) Straps for Bell 206 Jet Ranger, 206L Long Ranger and OH 58 helicopters (civilian and military). Airwolf’s TT straps anchor each rotor blade to the mast while accommodating the multi-directional forces inherent in rotorcraft flight. They are manufactured using a specially-designed proprietary process to...
The FAA granted Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) an STC for the Bell 205A-1). The new STC was completed for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. This aircraft will be used for aerial firefighting, search and rescue, airborne law enforcement and hoist equipment. “This is the seventh aircraft modification we have done for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department,” says Shawn Woodworth, director of...
DART announces that its subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval for its emergency float system for Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, NP model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have previously been received. Apical’s AS355 emergency float system consists of six floats that attach to the skidtubes and the skid extensions provided with the kit. Inflation of the...
American Eurocopter has delivered the twelfth AS350 B2 to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. This completes the order of 12 AS350 B2 helicopters that were purchased in August 2010 as part of an upgrade program for the department’s Aero Bureau fleet. The final delivery was celebrated with an event at American Eurocopter’s Delivery Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. In addition to L.A. County...
NorthEast Aviation Technologies (NEAT) will now be known as UNIFLIGHT West Penn since its acquisition by private equity investor Hawke Aerospace Group. Located at the Rostraver Airport in Westmoreland County, Penn., UNIFLIGHT West Penn will continue to perform fixed- and rotary-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul. The FAR Part 145 repair station specializes in comprehensive avionics, structures...