Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:14
Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.

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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DART announces that its subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval for its emergency float system for Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, NP model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have previously been received. Apical’s AS355 emergency float system consists of six floats that attach to the skidtubes and the skid extensions provided with the kit. Inflation of the...
American Eurocopter has delivered the twelfth AS350 B2 to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. This completes the order of 12 AS350 B2 helicopters that were purchased in August 2010 as part of an upgrade program for the department’s Aero Bureau fleet. The final delivery was celebrated with an event at American Eurocopter’s Delivery Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. In addition to L.A. County...
NorthEast Aviation Technologies (NEAT) will now be known as UNIFLIGHT West Penn since its acquisition by private equity investor Hawke Aerospace Group. Located at the Rostraver Airport in Westmoreland County, Penn., UNIFLIGHT West Penn will continue to perform fixed- and rotary-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul. The FAR Part 145 repair station specializes in comprehensive avionics, structures...
HeliFlite, founded in 1998, announces its 20,000th accident-free flight hour. ARGUS International has awarded HeliFlite “Platinum” status. Wyvern has audited the company seven times and recommends HeliFlite as a “Wyvern Wingman.” “HeliFlite has consistently demonstrated a commitment to safety and exceptional service. Every individual at HeliFlite takes personal pride in this important milestone...
BLR Aerospace has delivered its 200th FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for a Bell UH-1H helicopter. More than one-third of the certificated UH-1 fleet has been modified with FastFin, making it one of the company’s top-selling products, according to Dave Marone, vice president of sales and marketing for BLR. “The market has responded positively to the improvements in directional...
The FAA granted HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, STC status on the Eurocopter AS350 model series and EC130 helicopters. Earlier this year, HeliSAS was STCd on the Bell 206B, 206L and 407 models. HeliSAS reduces pilot workload and increases aircraft stability. The two-axis system provides precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of wind conditions or...
Ralph Hawkins | Contributing Author This is the second in a two-part series. In the first part that was published in our June/July issue, I discussed the why of using engine start carts, ground idle compressor speeds and in-flight cruise engine temperatures.In this article, I will discuss the why concerning compressors, silicon dioxide, fuel nozzles and sulfidation. To re-cap the introduction...
HeliMx Interview with Darren Tilman The Power Flow System for the Robinson R22 is a high performance, tuned exhaust system designed expressly for the Lycoming O-320 engine. It is similar to designs Power Flow Systems Inc. has developed and STCd for 13 other Lycoming-powered aircraft, but it has optimized this system for the Robinson helicopter. What’s the big deal about a tuned exhaust, you ask?...

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