Helicopter Maintenance News

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:10
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 16:01

There has been a lot of discussion on how the nationwide rollout of 5G cellular service in the U.S. will affect the aviation industry.

I’m writing this blog on January 18th — the day before the scheduled 5G rollout. 

Event Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 
 

Digital Edition


DecJan 2021 D.O.M.

Click the cover to access the digital issue.
Click here to subscribe today!

Bell Helicopter announces the release of its new website www.bellhelicopter.com , a redesigned internet presence that familiarizes new and prospective customers, helicopter enthusiasts and industry professionals with Bell Helicopter’s technology. With a custom, state-of-the-art content management system and clean, user-friendly navigation, the new site helps users find relevant information faster...
Sergei Sikorsky, son of aerospace pioneer and Sikorsky Aircraft founder Igor Sikorsky, was inducted as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) by its Board of Directors. The honor was bestowed March 7 at the HAI “Salute to Excellence Dinner.” HAI President Matt Zuccaro says, “HAI reserves honorary membership for those individuals who have distinguished...
FlightSafety International and Pratt & Whitney Canada announce the expansion of training programs for turbo shaft powered helicopters. FlightSafety offers comprehensive training courses for six Pratt & Whitney Canada engine series. This includes training for 28 Pratt & Whitney Canada engine models for 26 aircraft types built by 12 manufacturers. FlightSafety provides training for the...

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 “...

Pages