Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:18
GPMS International, provider of the helicopter industry’s most advanced health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) known as Foresight MX, announces that it has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the UH-60A Black Hawk platform. The company worked closely with PJ Helicopters during the STC process, who will become the first Black Hawk operator to utilize Foresight MX’s advanced capabilities.

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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The FAA has granted STC# SR02351LA to Simplex Manufacturing for a fire attack system for the Agusta Westland AW139. The Model 326 tank is a first-generation fire fighting water tank for the AW 139. Features include tank-mounted video cameras that allow the pilot to view the tank doors and hover pump from a multi-function cockpit display. The tank is composed of lightweight, high-strength...
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) announces that it has earned an FAA STC for the Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Display System in the Eurocopter AS350B2/B3 model helicopters. The URS installation design was carried out on the recently-delivered Hospital Wing AS350B3. The Aspen Evolution PFD is a lightweight, compact, all solid-state digital replacement for legacy mechanical flight instruments...
Sandel Avionics has received an FAA STC for its ST3400H HeliTAWS wire and terrain safety system on a Bell 412EP helicopter. This announcement supplements an agreement Sandel has with the FAA to designate Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters operating under Part 91 or Part 135 rules as candidates for Field Approval installation of the ST3400H HeliTAWS unit. This provides for simplified installation...
ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants announces the addition of Mobil AGL Synthetic Aviation Gear Lubricant (Mobil AGL) to its product line. Mobil AGL offers wear protection for transmissions operating at high temperatures, as well as wear resistance. Arizona-based MD Helicopters tested Mobil AGL extensively. The company started investigating lubrication improvements for its fleet’s transmissions when...
AAR Corp. and Unison Industries jointly announced from the Paris Air Show that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution agreement for Unison Industries’ electrical components, sensors and systems for aircraft and industrial uses. The agreement is valued at more than $600 million dollars over a 10-year term. As exclusive distributor, AAR will be responsible for...
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered a completed Bell 407 to Aero Tech. During a 56-day completion, URS customized Aero Tech’s 407 with avionics and communications equipment, specialized airframe options and exterior paint. The avionics and communications equipment installed consisted of the Garmin G500H cockpit display system, GNC-420W Comm, the GDL6A satellite weather and GTX330...

Mid-Height-Landing Gear

DART announces Transport Canada, FAA, EASA and Brazilian ANAC approval of its mid-height crosstubes for the Bell 206L model of aircraft. The mid-height crosstubes lowered height and absence of the full-length step allows medics to unload and load patients safely and easily. Mid-height crosstubes may be installed as part of a fully-approved. The lighter-weight skidtubes and absence of full length...

Donaldson Filter Indicators

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, a manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, launches two new filter indicators. The first is the Donaldson Intelligent Filter Indicator (IFI), a filter element health-monitoring system. It monitors and reports real-time data on the service condition of elements in the hydraulic filter manifolds, allowing operators to change...
Eurocopter Global Logistics has inaugurated its facility in southern France. Located at the Les Florides industrial park near Eurocopter’s production plant in Marignane, this 53,500-square meter facility houses more than 1.5 million parts, is staffed by some 750 employees and handles the delivery of more than 300,000 parts per year. It is a key element in the Eurocopter Group’s Vision 2020...

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