Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 06:14
Airbus Helicopters and GPMS International sign an agreement on HUMS covering the H125 series, H130, H135, H145 and AS332 models. With this agreement, customers can now seamlessly share data with Airbus Helicopters and optionally enroll in Airbus’s FlyScan Service to improve remote support and gain powerful proactive monitoring with maintenance guidance.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:30

Although the main theme of Drone Scents is sUAS maintenance, it is always underscored by safety. 

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Feb/Mar 2024 Helicopter Maintenance

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, Inc. (Vector - www.vectoraerospace.com ), one of the world’s leading independent providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for rotary wing aircraft is pleased to announce that Chris McDowell has joined the Helicopter Services North America team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Chris has extensive experience in the...
STRATFORD, Connecticut - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, moving the aircraft forward to its highly anticipated delivery into the medium-sized marketplace. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. ( NYSE:UTX ). The FAA signed the certificate on Oct. 12, capping an intensive flight test program to...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers. The service centre is located at AVIASUR’s modern facility at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile, where an official opening ceremony was...
Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo. Maverick, a leader in the Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tourism industry, was one of the launch customers for the new product line with a signed agreement to purchase up to 50 helicopters...
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announces that it has added the Eurocopter EC155 model to its STC portfolio. The addition of this STC gives ASU 54 STC model/make configurations. The completion of the first ASU STC EC155 model was for the University of Michigan and was a combined effort of ASU, Metro Aviation and American Eurocopter. “Our customers have diverse fleets of aircraft with unique...
DART Helicopter Services announces Brazilian (ANAC) Approval of Apical’ s Cable Cutters Kits for AB139 & AW139 model helicopters. FAA, Transport Canada and EASA approvals have been previously received. The Apical AB139 & AW139 Cable Cutters Kits provide a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable or wire before catastrophic damage...
Robert Clare, director of sales for Universal Avionics, announces that John Bullis has been appointed as regional sales manager of Northern Europe. Mr. Bullis is based out of London, U.K. and responsible for the overall growth and development of Universal Avionics’ product sales in the Northern European region. Mr. Bullis began his career with Universal Avionics in 1998 in the position of...
It’s a beautiful day in the country and you’re enjoying retirement. Your 10-year-old granddaughter is visiting from the city for the weekend and all is right with the world. Suddenly, you hear a squeal of brakes and in a moment that does not seem real, you see your granddaughter and her bicycle lying in the road. She has been hit by a car and sustained massive injuries that require immediate...
It’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world and may arguably be the most famous canyon in the world. Located about 80 miles north of Flagstaff, Ariz., it was designated a national park in 1919 by President Theodore Roosevelt. If you have never had the opportunity to see it up close and personal, the Grand Canyon truly is a grand sight. Winding its way for 227 miles along the Colorado River...

A Look at Avionics Upgrades

At some point during the lifespan of a helicopter, a decision is made to upgrade or modify the airframe, the engines, the avionics systems or some combination thereof. That’s when the helicopter’s owner, flight operations manager or director of maintenance will come to my shop to see what choices are available to upgrade and/or modify the aircraft. Upgrade vs. Modification An “upgrade” refers to...

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