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INGENIO Aerospace (INGENIO), developers of aircraft cockpit and cabin solutions, announces that Bell Textron, an aerospace manufacturer of military and commercial rotorcraft, has integrated INGENIO’s cockpit tablet electronic flight bag (“Heli-Mount EFB”) into the CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLLE) project for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

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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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Aug/Sep 2022 Helicopter Maintenance

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Ralph Hawkins | Contributing Author For many years, Paul Harvey had a syndicated radio spot where he spoke about a topic that everyone knew about, and then said “AND NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY!” With apologies to Mr. Harvey, this article is in a similar vein. This is part one of a two-part series. Gas turbine engine manufacturers make aircraft engines (i.e., turbo jet, turbo fan, turbo prop...

Global Positioning System (GPS)

R. Fred Polak | Editor GPS: we hear that term used by someone, in some profession or occupation almost every day. More and more aircraft are using it for navigation. We may even use it ourselves! People driving their cars use GPS, people hiking use GPS, it even allows cell phones to work. It’s in my golf cart when I am on the course. Just what is GPS? Let’s take a closer look. The global...

The Ability to Go Old School

We live in a great time in history. We can tweet, text and email to our hearts content and never have a meaningful conversation with anyone! We have big screen 3D televisions, DVD’s, iPads, iPhones and iPods galore. When we perform maintenance on our helicopters we have computers and laser beams and all sorts of the latest and greatest tools to work with. But, what happens if we have to do a...

Predictive Maintenance 101

Danny Green with Tim Hobgood — Contributing Authors I can’t figure out why people look at me so funny when they ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I’m a vibration analyst. When I explain (in laymen’s terms) exactly what it is that I do and why I do it, it tends to make sense. Either that or they’re just being polite or bored and trying to get away as quickly as possible. What is an...
Today’s business environment is complex and competitive. You have to be the best in order to succeed. This means having the highest quality and lowest cost, whatever your price point. In order to be the best, you have to concentrate on one thing. You can’t be all things to all people and be the best. This concept has led to a major transformation of American industry. A generation ago, IBM used...
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-...

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