Helicopter Maintenance News

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 12:08
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announces that ASU founder and CEO, Mike Atwood, has been inducted into the Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers (ANVM) Hall of Fame, established in 1995 to honor those individuals who have made a major contribution to night-vision technology.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 11:09

On January 11, the FAA published a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) titled Safety Management Systems. 

The summary of this NPRM states:

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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,...
Aspen Avionics announces the Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of Evolution Synthetic Vision (ESV) for Evolution Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and Multi-function Flight Displays (MFDs). Evolution Synthetic Vision is enabled by Software Version 2.4.x, which will be available upon Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval. FAA STC approval of ESV is imminent and shipment availability is...
Bell Helicopter has received FAA approval for new vision and lighting accessory kits for Bell 407 helicopter models. The Aeronautical Accessories-branded, STC-certified kits are available for immediate shipment. The new Aeronautical Accessories vision and lighting kits are available in four configurations designed to improve visibility. The following kits are available: • Preflight lighting kit...
Becker Avionics announces the recent delivery by Eurocopter Germany GmbH of the 1000th EC135 to ADAC Air Rescue with a Becker Avionics digital audio and intercom system, DVCS6100, installed. ADAC Air Rescue will utilize the aircraft primarily for HEMS missions. “The DVCS6100 is the ideal system for HEMS operations, due to the excellent Man-Machine-Interface, outstanding field reliability, and its...
Night Flight Concepts (NFC) announces that it completed provision of night vision goggle (NVG) maintenance training to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The training will help to further NVG lifecycle support and capability development in the evolving Canadian NVG market. As Canada’s national aerospace laboratory, NRC Institute for Aerospace Research (NRC-IAR) always assumed a...
Columbia Helicopters announces the promotions of Kurt Koehnke to vice president of maintenance and Roy Toavs to director of maintenance. In his new position, Koehnke will oversee all maintenance activity for the company. He has served as director of maintenance since 2002, and was responsible for all maintenance-related operations in the field and the company’s FAA Part 135 maintenance program...
Vector Aerospace Corporation announces the official opening of Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic’s new service center in Grapevine, Texas, in support of the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A, JT15D and PW100 series of engines, as well as the Rolls-Royce M250 model engine. “Establishing a new and enhanced service center operation in Texas enables us to be more proactive and...
Onboard Systems, a provider of helicopter cargo hook equipment, announces that its updated attach point kit for the MD500 and 600 aircraft has been certified by the FAA and is available for purchase. Onboard has also submitted the attach point kit to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively. The attach point now comes with built-in travel stops to help...

First EMS-Configured EC155 B1 in U.S.

Metro Aviation Inc. is in the process of completing the first of three EC155 B1 aircraft for the University of Michigan Survival Flight. The aircraft will be the first EC155 B1 equipped and operated with an EMS package in the United States. The first aircraft is currently in the painting phase of completion and is scheduled for review by Survival Flight Critical Care Manager, Denise Landis, at...

HeliMx – YOUR Magazine

Can it really be? This issue marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of HeliMx magazine. Time sure does fly when you are having fun! HeliMx was launched because of feedback from helicopter mechanics. You told us that no magazine met your editorial needs. Existing helicopter magazines focused more on pilots and flight operations with a little bit of helicopter maintenance sprinkled in...

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