Helicopter Maintenance News

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 09:45
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague service center. The corporate-configured Bell 505 will be equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and used for corporate and private transportation.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 16:59

Wow! Great Human Factors term right? But “Effective Communication” is more than psychological hyperbole. Effective Communication is defined as the successful conveyance or exchange of information or news.

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Digital Edition


Oct/Nov 2021 Helicopter Maintenance

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R. Fred Polak | Editor Over the past 30 years, commercial helicopters have been called upon to fly a vast variety of missions. These missions include everything from airborne law enforcement, off-shore oil support, emergency medical support, logging operations, executive transport, etc. This versatility is accomplished by there being many different types and sizes of helicopters. One type and...
R. Fred Polak | Editor What an industry we work in! It’s full of acronyms, abbreviations and terms that, to an outsider, seem like a foreign language — And it is! To some of us, the terms seem to merge together until we find it difficult to separate and identify just what is what. SAS, AP, FD, CPL, HSI, ADI ... and the list goes on and on. In the world of avionics, rest assured that whatever...

A Look at NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Larry Schultz-Contributing Author By definition, nondestructive testing is the action to inspect, test and evaluate an item, component, assembly, composite or materials for anomalies that may cause a premature failure while in use, without damage to the item being inspected. That’s a mouthful. Nondestructive Inspection (NDI), Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) are...

Filling the Void

Welcome to the premier issue of HeliMx magazine. Finally, a magazine dedicated to the needs of helicopter maintenance professionals! HeliMx magazine and the HeliMx.com website were launched to fill the void of helicopter maintenance-related information. Greg Napert, publisher of D.O.M. magazine and now HeliMx magazine, says, “There are publications available that cover operational and news...
ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 27, 2010 – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, sponsored its Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament and raised nearly $30,000 for the St. Louis Metro Airborne Law Enforcement Foundation and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Scholarship...
These ACs are associated with the proposed rule - Damage Tolerance and Fatigue Evaluation of COMPOSITE Rotorcraft Structures. This advisory material provides an acceptable means of compliance with the provisions of §§ 27.573 and 29.573, Amendment XX, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) dealing with the damage tolerance and fatigue evaluation of normal category composite rotorcraft...

Eurocopter X3 in development

Eurocopter is working on a concept aircraft that's a hybrid of a helicopter and a fixed-wing plane, the company announced today. Called the X3, the concept rotorcraft has a rotor system and airplane propellers at either side and is designed to offer "the speed of a turboprop-powered aircraft" while boasting the hovering and vertical take-off and landing capabilities of a helicopter. Ultimately,...
Glendale, ARIZONA – September 16, 2010 - SFS Aviation Co. Ltd., has selected Worldwide Helicopter Solutions of Glendale, Arizona to provide on-site DDAFCS, EFIS and WX avionics systems training at their base in Songkhla, Thailand. SFS Aviation operates a fleet of Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters equipped with Honeywell SPZ-7600 Dual Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, EDZ-756 Digital Electronic...

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