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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Avionics Systems Maintenance Book

Avotek Information Resources announces the publication of the second edition of “Avionics: Systems and Troubleshooting” by T.K. Eismin. Updated to focus on new technologies and the latest aircraft developments, this volume provides a practical guide to advanced avionics for aviation maintenance schools and current avionics technicians. The second edition has been redesigned and numerous color...
In his editors column this month, Fred brings up some interesting points. He questions where the A&P mechanics of tomorrow will come from. I have heard of increasing difficulty some companies are having finding qualified candidates. But I would pose another question: where are the maintenance managers of tomorrow? See if you recognize this situation. Bob the mechanic has worked at ACME...
AMT Day - May 24th is almost here - and D.O.M. would like to announce it is hosting the first Virtual AMT Day on Facebook, starting May 24th at 8am. "In celebration of the accomplishments of aircraft maintenance professionals, we are bringing together individuals from around the world to celebrate and educate," says Greg Napert, Publisher of D.O.M. magazine The celebration will be hosted by D.O.M...
LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation, and Greenwich AeroGroup Inc. have entered into a distribution agreement where 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, including...
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% interchangeable...
Max-Viz, Inc. has received STC approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation and operation of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 real-time infrared enhanced vision system on a number of Eurocopter twin-engine helicopter models. Eurocopter EC135 T1, T2, T2+, P1, P2, & P2 are included in the EASA STC (Supplemental Type Certificate). The Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System is already...
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 were delivered last Friday and will maximize efficiency while increasing safety for the maintenance crew...

NATF Announces New Scholarship

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) announces the Navigate Your Future scholarship, the newest addition to the foundation's scholarship program. This scholarship is offered to a graduating high school student continuing his or her education in the general aviation industry. The scholarship applicant must be a graduating high school student planning a career in the general aviation...
Avtrak announces a new reporting feature in its GlobalNet TM Maintenance Tracking System, helping Mexican operators meet DGAC compliance requirements. Operators who use the company’s maintenance tracking system now have the ability to automatically generate the SB/AD report required by the DGAC every six months to maintain compliance. “With one simple click of a button, our customers have a...
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...

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