Helicopter Maintenance News

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 13:06
The Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative executive committee announces Robert Olislagers as senior coordinator of the initiative, as well as announces that the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have joined EAGLE’s executive committee. It also formally introduces the leads for the initiative’s key focus pillars.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:51

After 119 years of aircraft technology advancements, we are still seeing technology developments. Like the Wright Brothers in the years leading to first flight in 1903, companies investing in the future of aviation do so with great risk at the chance of either rewards or failure.

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The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) begins its first helicopter ab-initio technician training class with 15 students, signalling the start of a long-term plan devised by Eurocopter and CAFUC to develop a pool of qualified helicopter technicians to meet China’s future needs in the expanding general aviation sector
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces the signing of a non exclusive agreement with United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods division, to design an air ambulance interior concept for the AW169 helicopter. The agreement includes AgustaWestland providing United Rotorcraft a full scale cabin Mock-up of the AW169 aircraft for design and full integration of the EMS interior. This solution will...
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that it signed an agreement with Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP ® ) to collaborate on an advanced technical documentation distribution solution supporting operators of Sikorsky civil helicopters worldwide. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The technical...
FORT WORTH– Aviation experts from the U.S. Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration will be highlighted speakers at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium taking place in Fort Worth, TX, on Nov. 8-9. The theme of the fifth annual symposium for the worldwide helicopter industry will be Human Factors: our Collective Challenge – Our Individual Responsibility .

Reliability in the Workplace

Reliability — what an interesting word! What do we mean when we say that someone is reliable? One definition for reliable refers to “a form of trustworthiness,” the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one’s conduct or actions. In my younger days as aircrew in naval aviation, I did a short stint working on “special weapons.” (I cannot go into details, but by...
Larry Jackson – Contributing Author Helicopters are special machines. The maintenance professionals who work on them are also special. We are a fussy bunch when it comes to maintenance and with good reason. Fixed-wing aircraft can’t hover! When it comes to maintenance, in particular weighing operations to determine airworthiness, we have to consider the sensitive nature of the beast. Helicopters...
Attitude, heading, altitude and airspeed are four very fundamental and important flight parameters for a pilot. Most of the time pilots don’t even think about where this information is coming from — they just look at the data on their displays and it gives them a picture in their brain of where their aircraft is in the air right now. Typically this can be separate instruments for each flight...
According to the American Trauma Society, trauma is the number one cause of death in the United States for persons under the age of 44. Trauma is defined as an acute personal wound or injury requiring immediate care. Between 140,000 and 160,000 trauma-related deaths occur nationwide every year. For each death, at least two permanent disabilities occur. The total annual cost of accidental death...

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) is a non-profit regional air ambulance service. Its mission in is “to save lives, reduce disability and speed recovery for victims of trauma and illness through rapid transport, quality medical care and education.” CALSTAR staffs every flight with two critical care registered nurses ready to provide the pre-hospital care 24 hours per day. Today,...

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