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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Amateurs - They Work Among Us

It has been just about two years since HeliMx magazine first came to life, and I have had the privilege of being its editor from the start. I say privilege because, of the hundreds of people that I have met and worked with so far, I cannot count one of them as an amateur. I count all as consummate professionals and I take my hat off to them. I’m sure that everyone would like to think that they...
Intermountain Life Flight began HEMS in July 1978 in Salt Lake City. The service was based out of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Hospital and consisted of one Alouette helicopter under contract from Rocky Mountain Helicopters (RMH), six nurses, 10 paramedics and two pilots. The first flight took place on July 6. The flight team flew to Roosevelt, Utah, 125 miles east of Salt Lake City, to pick up a...

When Tools Marry Technology

Tool control in any high-accountability environment is paramount. Any lost or misplaced tool is potentially a safety risk or a risk for foreign object damage (FOD). With tightly-regulated compliance processes, it’s not uncommon for some maintenance specialists to have “love-hate” emotions when it concerns practicing strict FOD control processes. After all, there are detailed forms to complete,...
Spectrolab, a Boeing Company, has selected Triumph Instruments-Ft. Lauderdale, a subsidiary of Triumph Group Inc., as its authorized service center for the Starburst, Nightsun and Nightsun XP searchlight product lines. The agreement was signed at the Heli-Expo convention recently held in Dallas. “Our facility has been servicing intricate instruments and motor driven accessories for decades,...
“We are very excited about this new agreement, which will give our customers in the European Union quicker access to Biobor JF with fast direct shipping,” says Rick Richardson, aviation sales manager at Hammonds Fuel Additives. “Aviall’s facility is located 20 to 30 minutes north of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The sales staff in Amsterdam is multi-lingual and ready to service various needs of...

Snap-On Industrial Offers New Catalog

The new Snap-on Industrial catalog has more than 800 pages and includes performance and specifications on all Snap-on Industrial tools and equipment. The catalog is available in bound (BNDCAT1200i) or three-hole (3CAT1200i) format for ease of use. Other features of the new Snap-on Industrial catalog include: • Information on more than 25,000 products • Seven easy-to-access sections, color-coded...
Peerless Electronics Inc., a factory-authorized stocking distributor of electromechanical and interconnect products, has launched an online aerospace eCommerce store. Customers can view at-a-glance status and shop online from product catalogs tailored to the aerospace-specific industry from Peerless’ inventory. Each online product includes specs, technical descriptions, manufacturer hyperlinks,...
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announces they have been selected by Northrop Grumman to build Faraday cages for Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout program. Summit Aviation will be responsible for procuring material and tooling, preparing manufacturing planning and quality documentations as well as performing the final assembly. The Faraday Cage is a subassembly that is installed on...
Bell Helicopter announces that it has received its airworthiness certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the Bell 429. The certification follows the first complete assembly and successful flight testing of a 429 at a CAAC 145 service facility. “We are very excited to see the first operational and serviceable Bell 429 in China,” says Eric Cardinali, Bell Helicopter’s...
Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) near Washington, D.C., recently took delivery of its second new Bell 429 light-twin law enforcement/EMS helicopter equipped with Becker Avionics DVCS6100 Digital Audio System. The FCPD’s aviation unit received its first Bell 429 in December of 2011 and has since logged 600 flight hours and executed 900 missions to protect and support the 1.2 million people...

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