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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.

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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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Soloy Aviation Solutions announces the approval and availability of a 200 amp generator for installation on the Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine used in the Soloy AS350SD2 engine conversion kit for AS350B2 helicopters. It is approved as an option for the standard 150 amp unit on the existing engine conversion STC (SR01647SE). The STC optional kit is based on the use of a Skurka Aerospace 200 amp...
Omniflight calls its SMS participation a natural extension of its “true safety-first culture.” The company, which operates some 100 rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft nationally, from 77 bases in 18 states, completed the first phase in just seven months. Omniflight says the SMS program is helping to build on its existing proactive safety efforts. In the areas where it has base operations, such as the...

Eurocopter to acquire Vector Aerospace

Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS and Vector Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, have entered into a Support Agreement pursuant to which Eurocopter Holding will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vector Aerospace by way of a take-over bid for consideration of C$13 in cash per Common Share (the Offer). The Board of...
EADS and its subsidiary Eurocopter Group have officially received the backing of the French authorities for their joint project to transfer some activities from Eurocopter’s La Courneuve plant, together with a part of EADS’ Suresnes-based research and development activities, to the city of Dugny. The two groups will lead the way for the future Greater Paris Aeronautics Center of Excellence...
Reno Nevada is known as the “Biggest Little City” in the world and AEA might just be the “Biggest Little Trade Show” in the world. The show officially opened on March 23rd and ran through March 25th. Although not as large as NBAA or HAI, AEA was packed with exhibitors and attendees alike. Everyone the HeliMx team spoke with was very upbeat, positive and telling us that business was not only good...

MSG-3 in the Helicopter World

Lorenz Jessen , Manager, Bell Intermediate Product Support Engineering Brian Jenkins , Bell Intermediate Product Support Engineering Contributing Authors In today’s helicopter operations, aircraft availability is so important that it is imperative that operators are able to maintain their aircraft in a safe and efficient manner. Helicopter maintenance is expensive, so the ability to develop an...

Tool Systems for the 21st Century

Susan Hebrank , Marketing Services Coordinator Contributing Editor Cribmaster Every MRO operation requires a high level of accountability for tooling. We all know what happens when we are missing the tool we need to complete a task. What is the actual cost of this problem and how does it impact us, our crew, or our operation? What are the risks? In aviation maintenance operations, any lost or...
By Giacinta Bradley Koontz “[Mr.Cierva’s invention has] four blades which revolve above the pilot’s head. When these are going fast enough for a flight, they constitute a round wing. The autogiro sails along on a large pie plate, so to speak. These craft may seem less of freaks than they look.” Amelia Earhart The Fun of It, 1933 The autogiro is considered to be a major breakthrough in helicopter...
Brian Costello – Lycoming Engines | Contributing Author When was the last time a helicopter owner or operator walked into a hangar with a question about an engine or aircraft that was not quite right, talked to a helicopter maintenance professional and walked away without at least a couple of ideas on how to fix it? In my 25 years of aviation experience, I can’t remember a single time. This...
The Aspen Evolution flight display system is an affordable, expandable and upgradeable PFD, MFD and hazard sensor cockpit solution for general aviation aircraft. Compatible with existing aircraft avionics, the flexible Evolution flight display system lets aircraft owners install all Evolution flight displays and options at once or separately, as their needs and budgets permit. The Evolution...