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Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 13:33
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that nominations for its 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence Awards is now open. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation, including unmanned aircraft systems (UASs or drones), for pilots, mechanics, engineers, CFIs or other vertical aviation professionals.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:17

At Helicopter Maintenance magazine, we remain optimistic about the future of the helicopter industry. So much so that we are ending the year with our first ever attendance at a European helicopter trade show!

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Aug/Sep 2021 Helicopter Maintenance

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Predictive Maintenance 101

Danny Green with Tim Hobgood — Contributing Authors I can’t figure out why people look at me so funny when they ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I’m a vibration analyst. When I explain (in laymen’s terms) exactly what it is that I do and why I do it, it tends to make sense. Either that or they’re just being polite or bored and trying to get away as quickly as possible. What is an...
Today’s business environment is complex and competitive. You have to be the best in order to succeed. This means having the highest quality and lowest cost, whatever your price point. In order to be the best, you have to concentrate on one thing. You can’t be all things to all people and be the best. This concept has led to a major transformation of American industry. A generation ago, IBM used...
Rolls-Royce announces it is proud to be a member of the team that was recently awarded the prestigious 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) CTS800-powered Sikorsky X2 Technology demonstrator won the award given annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America. LHTEC is a 50:50 partnership between Rolls-Royce...

News from AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces the launch of the annual OGP Aviation Safety Advisors Training Program. This new initiative will provide aviation safety advisors from the Oil & Gas industries with a high-level technical overview of the AW139 helicopter, training and support infrastructure, with the first event planned for September 2011 in Northern Italy at the...
Southeast Aerospace (SEA) announces its acceptance as an Approved Vendor for Sikorsky Helicopters. Following an extensive, detailed and rigorous 3 day audit by Sikorsky Quality Assurance personnel, SEA’s quality system was found to meet Sikorsky’s stringent quality requirements. Sikorsky’s approval also establishes SEA as an approved vendor for all Untied Technologies subsidiaries. United...
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Enstrom 480B model helicopter. The FAA has issued a Type Certificate for the Powerline Detection System. Safe Flight and Enstrom are currently working towards a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow for a retrofit installation to existing in-...
Tiger Tugs announces the introduction of their new model 5.5 helicopter transporter. The new Tiger Tug makes moving helicopters safer and easier. With a unique wireless remote control system you can maneuver your helicopter in tight hangar spaces effortlessly while controlling it from any vantage point. No longer do you need to have an extra person to watch for hangar incursions. This is the...
Ken Anderson Contributing Author For those in the avionics repair and maintenance business, the acronyms NFF (no fault found) and CND (cannot duplicate) are, unfortunately, all-too-familiar terms. After several decades of frustration with this elusive phenomenon, it continues to consume an enormous amount of test and diagnostic effort and is the source of considerable cost and discomfort within...
Conklin & de Decker continues to support the helicopter industry with their latest 2011 product releases of LIFE CYCLE COST Volume I and the STATE TAX GUIDE for General Aviation. Each tool is invaluable for helicopter operators. LIFE CYCLE COST assists with budgeting and financial planning, while the STATE TAX GUIDE keeps operators informed throughout the year of the latest state taxes and...

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