Helicopter Maintenance News

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:02
Hartzell Propeller purchases the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston-engine preheat, turbine-engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics and cabin preheat.

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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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FAA Advises Operators about LED Lights

The FAA has issued an Information for Operators message advising operators that LED lights are significantly less visible than traditional incandescent light bulbs when viewed through Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) and Night Vision Goggles (NVG). On January 4, 2007 the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act which mandates phasing out...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces that Era Group (Era) has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Lake Charles (Louisiana, USA) for the range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters including the AW119Ke single engine, the AW109 Power light twin and the AW139 medium twin models. Era boasts a large AgustaWestland fleet today including 22 AW119Ke single...
EMS Aviation, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., introduces the Aspire™ Portable AirMail System. The product, the latest addition to the Aspire family of communications products, is a device which operators carry on their aircraft with them. It is easily connected to an existing Iridium® antenna for near-instant access to e-mail through personal smartphones. Weighing just three pounds, the...
Each year during the AEA International Convention & Trade Show, two prestigious awards are presented: the AEA Member of the Year, which honors an individual from an AEA regular member company; and the AEA Associate Member of the Year, which honors a company that is an AEA associate member. The 2011 winners were announced on March 24 at the annual AEA Awards Luncheon. The honorees are: Gunter...
Aspen Avionics announces the release of a series of enhancements that broaden the compatibility and expand the functionality of the Evolution Flight Display System. Aspen’s most recent product updates include: Approval for the Evolution system to emulate the Collins PN 101 HSI system, providing lateral and vertical deviation, heading, and course datum inputs to compatible autopilots. The Air Data...
Bell Helicopter announces that its Lafayette, LA facility has successfully achieved AS9100 Implementation and Certification. This certification confirms that the Lafayette quality management system (QMS) is certified for manufacturing composite panels and allows Lafayette to operate as an extension of Bell Helicopter’s Fort Worth headquarters. The Louisiana operation, formerly Acadian Composites...

Cobham HeliSAS Earns FAA Certification

HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Bell 206B, 206L, and 407 helicopters. HeliSAS provides precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of wind conditions or shifts in weight. The system is designed to be engaged at all times-- “on” before takeoff and “...
Soloy Aviation Solutions announces the approval and availability of a 200 amp generator for installation on the Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine used in the Soloy AS350SD2 engine conversion kit for AS350B2 helicopters. It is approved as an option for the standard 150 amp unit on the existing engine conversion STC (SR01647SE). The STC optional kit is based on the use of a Skurka Aerospace 200 amp...
Omniflight calls its SMS participation a natural extension of its “true safety-first culture.” The company, which operates some 100 rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft nationally, from 77 bases in 18 states, completed the first phase in just seven months. Omniflight says the SMS program is helping to build on its existing proactive safety efforts. In the areas where it has base operations, such as the...

Eurocopter to acquire Vector Aerospace

Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS and Vector Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, have entered into a Support Agreement pursuant to which Eurocopter Holding will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vector Aerospace by way of a take-over bid for consideration of C$13 in cash per Common Share (the Offer). The Board of...

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