Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 07:28
Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announces the U.S. Army recently procured 15 Vita Rescue Systems (VRS-LAs) to be evaluated for operational effectiveness and suitability. For approximately one and a half years, Vita has worked diligently with support from ADS to make the Vita Rescue System available on tailored logistics support (TLS) contracts.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 16:59

Wow! Great Human Factors term right? But “Effective Communication” is more than psychological hyperbole. Effective Communication is defined as the successful conveyance or exchange of information or news.

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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...
DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner Red Barn Machine has developed a field maintenance kit for the Bell 206 Jet Ranger. The Bell Jet Ranger Field Maintenance Tool Kit comes in a flyaway case with easy layout guide and includes more than 30 tools to perform field maintenance on your Bell Jet Ranger. Tools come packaged in a sturdy Pelican case with foam liner that...

Tool and FOD Control

Tool and FOD control are important elements of a safe helicopter maintenance environment. A tool left in a helicopter or FOD laying on the flight line or hangar floor can cause damage to the aircraft or personnel. Many maintenance facilities have tool and FOD control programs in place, and SMS requirements will make operations focus even more on the issue. This month’s issue of HeliMx has two...

Videoscopes

Machida announces two additions to its videoscope product line. The Machida 2mm Videoscope (VSC-2-86) has the same superior optical quality as the 3mm Videoscope, but in a smaller outer diameter for even more remote inspections. The Machida 3mm Working Channel Videoscope (VSC-3-140-NPC) has all the standard features of the VSC-3-140-N, but also permits the passage of tools to the distal tip for...
Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com offers a Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 explosion proof LED light alternative to incandescent and fluorescent trouble lights for hazardous locations areas. The durable EPL-FL1524-LED-50-HR ships with an explosion proof reel, so the entire lighting solution can be installed and used in the hazardous location area. Larson Electronics added a Class 1 and...

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