Helicopter Maintenance News

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 15:21
Longtime helicopter and airplane service center, completion, and heavy maintenance provider, AeroBrigham, announces the completion of a new Bell 505 helicopter accessory fitting designed to improve safety. Developed as an attachment point for utility operations such as personal restraint harnesses during doors-off flight operations, the assembly is now FAA-approved as a supplemental type certificate (STC) component.

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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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CAE and CHC Helicopter announce that they have signed an agreement pursuant to which CAE will acquire CHC Helicopter’s helicopter flight training operations including four full-flight simulators located in Norway, United Kingdom and Canada. Upon closing, CAE will become CHC’s long-term partner and will provide training to its more than 2,000 helicopter pilots and maintenance engineers. The...
Bell Helicopter has been awarded a 10-year, $640M (CAN) support services contract for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet. This contract, known as the CH146 Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) contract includes aspects of management services, engineering and technical publications, aircraft maintenance services and spare and consumable parts. The initial contract will be followed by four...
AERO Specialties announces the outright purchase of Australia based JetGo International. JetGo revolutionized the GSE industry with its innovative line of diesel-electric hybrid ground power units (GPU). AERO Specialties had previously been the exclusive distributer for JetGo International. JetGo hybrid-electric direct current GPUs are specifically designed to meet the increasing demand in the...
A class of 43 is the first graduating class from the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) School of Aviation, with full certification as A&P mechanics. The graduation took place on January 19, 2011 at Victor Valley Community College Performing Arts Center. The SCLA School of Aviation was formed in 2006 with the intent of educating Victor Valley residents in aircraft mechanics, making...
DART Helicopter Services has completed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aivatech Technical Services of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. The new agreement covers the global distribution of Aviatech’s Ample Pod Luggage Carrier for Robinson R44 Raven and Raven II helicopters. The Aviatech luggage carrier is an economical way to increase the R44 Raven’s load flexibility. Each pod contains 15...
Universal Synaptics Corp. announces that its Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS™) was selected as the Great Ideas Competition winner at the 2010 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition. The DoD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition is the premier annual event for DoD maintainers and their industry counterparts. The Great Ideas Competition provides a forum...
Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA) has unveiled its new 8,200-square meter Singapore facility, which is a key element for the growth strategy of this Eurocopter regional affiliate in the South East Asia helicopter marketplace. Located in Singapore’s redeveloped Seletar Aerospace Park, this facility provides a 25 percent increase in office space and a doubling of hangar capacity to support ESEA’s...
The Helicópteros do Brasil (Helibras) subsidiary of Eurocopter signed a contract for a major upgrade program on the Brazilian Army’s fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuils. This modernization includes the rebuilding of three of these aircraft. This activity, involving AS350s operated by the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (Comando de Aviação do Exército), will begin during 2011 – with its completion...

Exhaust Repair

Advantage Aviation Technologies, Inc. (AAT) has developed a repair for the EC135/EC145/BK117 exhaust. Recent inspections of this exhaust have found the insulation heat shield blankets to be deteriorated, disintegrated and burned due to the extreme heat. Due to the high vibration environment this part will develop cracks, dents and chafing during normal service.

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