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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Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for VHA’s 206B/L series composite tail rotor blade. “Operators on five continents are already experiencing the benefits of flying VHA tail rotor blades, including reduced pedal forces and greater tail rotor authority at high altitudes,” says VHA...
Max-Viz Inc. recently shipped its 250th helicopter forward-looking infrared enhanced Vision System. The company’s real-time Enhanced Vision System greatly improves flight safety and situational awareness. “This important milestone demonstrates our continuing commitment to the rotary wing community,” says Max-Viz vice president of business development Lou Churchville. “Max-Viz knows helicopters...
Hawkesbury, ON - DART Helicopter Services announces the addition of the Eurocopter AS355N/NP models to DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Transport Canada STC for the rear locker extender. The rear locker extender installs in the aft end of the existing baggage compartment and allows operators to carry cargo that is normally difficult to stow. Constructed from a rugged composite, the rear locker...
Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, is celebrating its achievement of more than 40,000 hours of safe flying in its fleet of Sikorsky S-76® helicopters. The company’s achievement encompasses more than 17 years of operating the S-76 helicopter. “Forty-thousand safe flying hours is an exceptional achievement for our entire AAG family as well as for...
Langley, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR03043NY for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for aftermarket installation in the Bell 205 series helicopter. The Vector STC applies to Bell models 205A, 205 A-1, 205B and 212.
Langley, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR03043NY for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for aftermarket installation in the Bell 205 series helicopter. The Vector STC applies to Bell models 205A, 205 A-1, 205B and 212.
Langley, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR03043NY for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for aftermarket installation in the Bell 205 series helicopter. The Vector STC applies to Bell models 205A, 205 A-1, 205B and 212.
Langley, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR03043NY for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for aftermarket installation in the Bell 205 series helicopter. The Vector STC applies to Bell models 205A, 205 A-1, 205B and 212.
Langley, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR03043NY for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for aftermarket installation in the Bell 205 series helicopter. The Vector STC applies to Bell models 205A, 205 A-1, 205B and 212.
Langley, BC, Canada - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR03043NY for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for aftermarket installation in the Bell 205 series helicopter. The Vector STC applies to Bell models 205A, 205 A-1, 205B and 212.

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