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Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 12:08
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announces that ASU founder and CEO, Mike Atwood, has been inducted into the Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers (ANVM) Hall of Fame, established in 1995 to honor those individuals who have made a major contribution to night-vision technology.

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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Hartzell and RAF Agreement Highlights Recreational Flying at EAA 2021
Hartzell and RAF Agreement Highlights Recreational Flying at EAA 2021
Hartzell Propeller's agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation, which provides special $1,000 discounts on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members, will be featured at EAA AirVenture 2021. RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, MT, dedicated to preserving, improving and creating airstrips for recreational access.
Safran Arrano 1A Obtains FAA Certification
Safran Arrano 1A Obtains FAA Certification
Safran Helicopter Engines receives FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter engines.
Bell Delivers First 505 to Ethiopia

Bell Delivers First 505 to Ethiopia

Bell Delivers First 505 to Ethiopia
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the Middle East. “The Bell 505 is an exceptional aircraft for corporate...
EIT to Present New Data Recorder at 2021 AEA Dallas Trade Show
EIT to Present New Data Recorder at 2021 AEA Dallas Trade Show
EIT LLC — a technology-based company providing full-service electronic manufacturing, engineering and product-development services to aerospace, medical, instrumentation, telecommunications and defense customers for almost 40 years — announces it will be attending the Aircraft Electronics Association Trade Show in Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2021.
StandardAero announces the appointment of Peter Wheatley as vice president/general manager of the company’s Helicopters business unit, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In his new role, Wheatley will be responsible for managing StandardAero’s broad range of support offerings for the helicopter segment, which include OEM-authorized engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO); airframe support; dynamic component repair (DCR); crash-resistant fuel systems; and avionics installations. StandardAero’s Helicopters business unit is the world’s largest independent MRO provider that supports helicopter operators from locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
In Memoriam — Dana H. Kerrick

In Memoriam — Dana H. Kerrick

In Memoriam — Dana H. Kerrick
Dana H. Kerrick, 82, of Coppell, TX, slipped the surly bonds of Earth one final time on May 21, 2021. Dana’s contagious smile and warm handshake were well-known in the aviation world as he called on clients and made the rounds at HeliEXPO, ALEA/APSA Expo, and Rotor Safety Challenges for three decades as vice president and co-founder of International Aviation Composites, Ltd. and as a regular instructor for IA renewal seminars.
First Rescue Helicopter Flies on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
First Rescue Helicopter Flies on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
A rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air-rescue station at Munich's Harlaching Clinic in the presence of the ADAC Foundation's board of directors, as well as the managing directors and top management of ADAC Luftrettung; engine manufacturer, Safran Helicopter Engines; helicopter manufacturer, Airbus Helicopters; and energy company, TotalEnergies. Together, these companies will be a driving force in the decarbonisation of helicopter flight by moving away from fossil fuels.
HAI announces it is now accepting nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. These awards recognize superior achievement across the rotorcraft industry and are open to individuals, teams or organizations who work with helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones or UAS). Nominations can be submitted at rotor.org/salute. HAI must receive all nominations by Thurs., Sept. 30, 2021.
Eve Announces Halo as Launch Partner in the Urban Air Mobility Market with Order for 200 eVTOL Aircraft
Eve Announces Halo as Launch Partner in the Urban Air Mobility Market with Order for 200 eVTOL Aircraft
Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) and Halo announce a partnership focused on developing urban air mobility (UAM) products and services in the United States and the United Kingdom. This partnership includes an order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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