Helicopter Maintenance News

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:10
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 16:01

There has been a lot of discussion on how the nationwide rollout of 5G cellular service in the U.S. will affect the aviation industry.

I’m writing this blog on January 18th — the day before the scheduled 5G rollout. 

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The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.
Appareo receives FAA approval for installation of Stratus™ transponders in Part 27 aircraft. The STC-AML includes Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo and Robinson Helicopter. The H-variant models, named Stratus ES-H and Stratus ESG-H, are now available through the Authorized Appareo Dealer Network and retail for the same price as the Part 23 transponders.
Bristow Americas Transports Potential Infectious Disease Patients, Including COVID-19
Bristow Americas Transports Potential Infectious Disease Patients, Including COVID-19
Bristow Americas’ Search and Rescue (SAR) teams successfully transport acutely-ill offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), using specially configured and equipped search-and-rescue aircraft supporting operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.
Duncan Aviation implements an aircraft disinfection service that it is providing for operators who have scheduled into the company’s main MRO facilities in Battle Creek, MI; Lincoln, NE; and Provo, UT. All aircraft are disinfected upon arrival and before Duncan Aviation’s technicians begin work on them. They are disinfected again right before delivery back to the operator and departure from the Duncan Aviation location.
Concorde Battery Corporation sadly announces the passing of Don Grunke. Grunke was a friend to all and a stranger to none. He worked as an application engineer for Concorde Battery. The following is from his Obituary: Donald Gene Grunke, born on November 29, 1926 to George F. and Annie Laurie (Barker) Grunke in Dodge City, Kansas passed away on March 12, 2020 at 93 years of age. Don grew up in...
Boost Human External Cargo Systems Receives Approval of HEC Systems for China Helicopter Market
Boost Human External Cargo Systems Receives Approval of HEC Systems for China Helicopter Market
Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca ), a provider of human external cargo (HEC) systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors, receives supplemental type certification validation (STC# VST0947) for both its Airbus AS350-AS355 and Bell 407 HEC systems (including personnel carrying device system, or PCDS) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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