Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:14
Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:51

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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Ron Hall was presented with the 2011 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award during the Opening Session of the 54th annual AEA Convention & Trade Show on March 23 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. Hall grew up in the small town of Winfield, Kan., about 45 miles southeast of Wichita. It was there that Hall was introduced to the basics of electricity and electronics. As a young teenager, Hall and...
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation announcs that the EFI-890R Flat Panel Display System was recently tested and successfully qualified for several helicopter-specific vibration profiles covering 13 known models, signifying a new installation platform for the product. The high-vibration environment in which rotorcraft operate presents a unique challenge to avionics manufacturers. Equipment...
Major helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) associations have committed to “create the safest system possible for patients and the public” by adopting the data-driven safety recommendations of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). They called on all HEMS operators to join their efforts. “The leading helicopter operators in our industry have made significant investments in safety...
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced at their Annual Spring Awards Luncheon that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and the X2 Demonstrator Team have been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, “for demonstrating a revolutionary 250 knot helicopter, which marks a proven departure point for the future development of helicopters by greatly increasing their speed,...
Avjobs announces that aviation professionals can stay up to date on the most current jobs in the industry with the Avjobs Industry Employment Toolbar. Avjobs’ Aviation Industry Employment Toolbar is perfect for employers and job seekers alike. It’s free and no personal information is required. Download the full-integrated Avjobs Toolbar and track current industry news, instant notification of...

Tuned Exhaust STC for R22

Power Flow Systems announces that the FAA has awarded an STC to the company for the installation of its Tuned Exhaust System for the Robinson R22 and R22 Alpha, Beta and Mariner helicopters. Developed in partnership with Performance Aviation in New Zealand, the system allows the older R22, with the Lycoming O-320 to perform like the newer Beta II helicopter equipped with the O-360 engine. Power...
Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of flight pioneers Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, announces his support for electric aircraft development by some of aviation’s “first families,” including members of the Wright, Zeppelin, Piccard, Dornier, Sikorsky and Lindbergh families, along with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. “Electric aviation is our new horizon,” Lindbergh says. “It represents a cleaner,...
Duncan Aviation has digitally published a new booklet in its Straight Talk series, Straight Talk About ADS-B. Available online at www.DuncanAviation.aero/straighttalk , the book provides insight regarding the upcoming Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate, which allows an aircraft to transmit information to Air Traffic Control ground stations and to other properly equipped...
DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are pending. The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for light Bell aircraft feature a patent pending mounting system that allows one person to...
FlightSafety International announces the 60th anniversary of its founding. Business aviation was just beginning when FlightSafety was incorporated in the State of New York on March 29, 1951. At that time, most business aviation pilots flew military aircraft converted to civilian use and, unlike commercial pilots, weren’t required to undergo formal training. FlightSafety now serves as a factory...

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