Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 15:10
A new white paper from the Nadcap program states that additive manufacturing (AM), another term for modern 3D printing used to produce prototype parts, is rapidly becoming a transformative technology. Nadcap, administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both industry and government to set requirements for accreditation, accredit suppliers, and define operational program requirements in aerospace.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 11:38

Stress is one of the Dirty Dozen human factors. D.O.M. contributing writer Gordon Dupont discussed stress in one of his articles for D.O.M. magazine, our sister publication.

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Aug/Sep 2022 Helicopter Maintenance

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Rolls-Royce announces it is proud to be a member of the team that was recently awarded the prestigious 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) CTS800-powered Sikorsky X2 Technology demonstrator won the award given annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America. LHTEC is a 50:50 partnership between Rolls-Royce...

News from AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces the launch of the annual OGP Aviation Safety Advisors Training Program. This new initiative will provide aviation safety advisors from the Oil & Gas industries with a high-level technical overview of the AW139 helicopter, training and support infrastructure, with the first event planned for September 2011 in Northern Italy at the...
Southeast Aerospace (SEA) announces its acceptance as an Approved Vendor for Sikorsky Helicopters. Following an extensive, detailed and rigorous 3 day audit by Sikorsky Quality Assurance personnel, SEA’s quality system was found to meet Sikorsky’s stringent quality requirements. Sikorsky’s approval also establishes SEA as an approved vendor for all Untied Technologies subsidiaries. United...
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Enstrom 480B model helicopter. The FAA has issued a Type Certificate for the Powerline Detection System. Safe Flight and Enstrom are currently working towards a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow for a retrofit installation to existing in-...
Tiger Tugs announces the introduction of their new model 5.5 helicopter transporter. The new Tiger Tug makes moving helicopters safer and easier. With a unique wireless remote control system you can maneuver your helicopter in tight hangar spaces effortlessly while controlling it from any vantage point. No longer do you need to have an extra person to watch for hangar incursions. This is the...
Ken Anderson Contributing Author For those in the avionics repair and maintenance business, the acronyms NFF (no fault found) and CND (cannot duplicate) are, unfortunately, all-too-familiar terms. After several decades of frustration with this elusive phenomenon, it continues to consume an enormous amount of test and diagnostic effort and is the source of considerable cost and discomfort within...
Conklin & de Decker continues to support the helicopter industry with their latest 2011 product releases of LIFE CYCLE COST Volume I and the STATE TAX GUIDE for General Aviation. Each tool is invaluable for helicopter operators. LIFE CYCLE COST assists with budgeting and financial planning, while the STATE TAX GUIDE keeps operators informed throughout the year of the latest state taxes and...
DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner Red Barn Machine has developed a field maintenance kit for the Bell 206 Jet Ranger. The Bell Jet Ranger Field Maintenance Tool Kit comes in a flyaway case with easy layout guide and includes more than 30 tools to perform field maintenance on your Bell Jet Ranger. Tools come packaged in a sturdy Pelican case with foam liner that...

Tool and FOD Control

Tool and FOD control are important elements of a safe helicopter maintenance environment. A tool left in a helicopter or FOD laying on the flight line or hangar floor can cause damage to the aircraft or personnel. Many maintenance facilities have tool and FOD control programs in place, and SMS requirements will make operations focus even more on the issue. This month’s issue of HeliMx has two...

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