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.

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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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Madison, Ala. - The CTS800-4A engine powering the T129 attack helicopter has received an FAA type certificate. The CTS800 is designed and produced by the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50-50 partnership between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. The new type certificate for the CTS800-4A brings a high-speed output variant to complement the FAA- and EASA-certified CTS800-4N. The 4A...
West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery has approved the BC-8000 (battery charger and capacity tester), BC-9000 (25-amp battery charger) and BatteryMINDer 12v and 24v versions for use on all RG series batteries. The BC-8000 (Concorde P/N 4168) is a lightweight battery charger and capacity tester for 12v and 24v batteries and features a step-by-step digital display. The BC-8000 provides an adjustable...

Coxreels Plans Move

Tempe, Ariz. - Coxreels announces its plans to move to a new and larger location within Tempe, Ariz. Fabrication, machine and welding departments have already been relocated and are fully functional. The new facility will provide nearly 50 percent more operational space for manufacturing professional-grade hose, cord and cable reels. For more information, visit www.coxreels.com .
Singapore - Bell Helicopter, in partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, opened a new regional service center in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park. The state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization solutions. "The grand opening of our Asia Pacific service center brings to life a vision of providing exceptional support to our...
Marignane, France - Eurocopter has completed its seven-week U.S. X3 demonstration tour. The high-speed, long-range hybrid X3 returned this week to its home base at the Istres Flight Test Center in southern France. During its U.S. tour, the X3 made appearances in four states from Texas to Virginia, logging more than 55 hours performed by the Eurocopter test crew, along with opportunities for 47...
Andover, Kan. - Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings has launched a new Web site at www.swaerospace.com to assist aircraft coatings specifiers, influencers and users. Users can search via their specific market niche (general, business, commercial and military aviation markets), and/or product system (interior, exterior coatings, primers, fillers, etc.). The site features a detailed products and...

Thermoplastic Composites

Dan Leeser , TenCate Technical Service | Contributing Author Thermoplastic composites have provided aircraft manufacturers with a tough, durable structural composite for more than 15 years. Aerospace design databases exist for both commercial and military applications. In the commercial world where most of the volume applications reside, structural applications range from leading edges to engine...
In the early days of aviation, airplane wings were constructed of wood and fabric because this was the technology of the time. These materials served the industry well enough for many years. When it was time to build rotor blades for the first helicopters, the designers didn’t know how to construct them, so it’s not surprising that rotor blades were constructed similar to the wings on airplanes...

Common Sense: an Obituary

We hear the term “common sense,” but what does it really mean? It should have applicability in all phases of our lives — how we live, how we play and how we do our jobs. From my perspective, it just doesn’t appear to be common anymore. The other day I took a large shipment of training materials to a well-known shipper and paid a large amount of money to have the shipment sent to a particular...

EFI-890H Advanced Flight Display

R. Fred Polak | Editor Integrated flat panel displays offer significant improvement in situational awareness while reducing pilot workload, both of which are essential to supporting the unique tactical requirements of rotary-wing aircraft. The high-vibration environment in which rotorcraft operate presents the need for flight deck displays to be rugged and high utility, yet provide intuitive...

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