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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Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, has formed an alliance with Accessory Overhaul Group Inc. (AOG Atlanta) to help it reach international markets. “We are combining our sales staff and inventories with AOG’s shop capabilities and mobile on-site NDT services,” says Glenn MacDonald, president of Professional Aviation Associates. With facilities in Griffin, Ga., and...
Airwolf Aerospace has earned an FAA STC for its recently PMA-approved Torsion-Tension (TT) Straps for Bell 206 Jet Ranger, 206L Long Ranger and OH 58 helicopters (civilian and military). Airwolf’s TT straps anchor each rotor blade to the mast while accommodating the multi-directional forces inherent in rotorcraft flight. They are manufactured using a specially-designed proprietary process to...
The FAA granted Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) an STC for the Bell 205A-1). The new STC was completed for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. This aircraft will be used for aerial firefighting, search and rescue, airborne law enforcement and hoist equipment. “This is the seventh aircraft modification we have done for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department,” says Shawn Woodworth, director of...
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...

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