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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Corrosion Protection for Floor Panels

3M Polyurethane Protective Tapes 8657DL and 8658DL provide a durable fluid barrier for aircraft floors, helping prevent damage and corrosion to the floor system. Both products are compliant with FAR 25.853 vertical burn flammability requirements. They are puncture resistant, conformable and durable, and transparent seam sealing tape allows for visual inspection of floor sealants. Dual liner helps...
LiveWire™ announces the launch of the new SparkChaser™ Fault Finding and Cable troubleshooting field test equipment. The SparkChaser is available for immediate shipment. “The LiveWire SparkChaser is the first portable TDR fault finding and locating tester that is capable of identifying and pinpointing the location of wiring faults, including intermittent arc faults, on live or unpowered...

Cordless Adhesive Gun

The new Cordless Adhesive Gun from Snap-on Industrial provides the ultimate in user flexibility and accessibility by removing the power cord. Using the Cordless Adhesive Gun is ideal for applications such as packaging, woodworking, furniture, electrical, aviation MRO centers, fiberglass repair and numerous other industrial markets. The Cordless Adhesive Gun (part number CAG6850) features a high...

Let Your Voice be Heard!

We in the aviation maintenance community have the opportunity to let our voices be heard on a regular basis as part of the FAA’s rulemaking process. Now is one of those times. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2012 regarding changes to 14 CFR Parts 43, 91 and 145 rules affecting repair stations . The original deadline for comments was August...

JSfirm.com Reports 61 Percent More Jobs

Fort Worth, Texas - JSfirm.com manager Jeff Richards reports a record-setting second quarter. "There was a 61-percent increase in the number of aviation jobs being advertised on JSfirm.com during April, May and June of this year, compared to the same period in 2011," says Richards. "In fact, this was the busiest second quarter for job advertisements in our 13-year history. The two main reasons...
Grand Prairie, Texas - American Eurocopter announces that it has appointed the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Blue Ribbon Committee. This committee will evaluate the applications and determine the winner of the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety award. This prestigious award, established by American Eurocopter in 2006, was created with the purpose of promoting a higher level of safety...
Hawkesbury, Ont. - 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. “Supporting helicopter operators worldwide is very important to DART Helicopter Services and having new products certified in key markets like Brazil is vital to our success...
Tucson, Ariz. - Robert Clare, director of sales for Universal Avionics, announces that John Bullis has been appointed as regional sales manager of Northern Europe. Bullis is based out of London, U.K., and is responsible for the overall growth and development of Universal Avionics’ product sales in the Northern European region. Bullis, who has more than 30 years of aviation industry experience,...
Bethpage, N.Y. - TE Connectivity announces the RT-555 high-temperature heat shrink tape for commercial aerospace, military and offshore drilling applications. The bi-layer, side-entry, heat-recoverable sealing product shrinks a predetermined percentage upon the application of heat in excess of 428 degrees. Designed to be installed on mounted harnesses and suitable for use in wire harness systems...
Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces the delivery of the first Bell 429 configured for emergency medical services (EMS) in Europe to Air Zermatt in Switzerland. Air Zermatt, in need of a rugged and reliable aircraft for rescue missions, selected the Bell 429 for its ability to operate at high altitudes and in extreme conditions. "Air Zermatt’s selection...

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