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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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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...
CAE and CHC Helicopter announce the closing of the acquisition by CAE of CHC Helicopter’s helicopter flight training operations. They also announce the execution of the agreement that will see CAE become CHC’s long-term training partner, responsible for training more than 2,000 helicopter pilots and maintenance engineers as well as providing general training, pilot provisioning and certain types...
Bell Helicopter announces the release of its new website www.bellhelicopter.com , a redesigned internet presence that familiarizes new and prospective customers, helicopter enthusiasts and industry professionals with Bell Helicopter’s technology. With a custom, state-of-the-art content management system and clean, user-friendly navigation, the new site helps users find relevant information faster...
Sergei Sikorsky, son of aerospace pioneer and Sikorsky Aircraft founder Igor Sikorsky, was inducted as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) by its Board of Directors. The honor was bestowed March 7 at the HAI “Salute to Excellence Dinner.” HAI President Matt Zuccaro says, “HAI reserves honorary membership for those individuals who have distinguished...
FlightSafety International and Pratt & Whitney Canada announce the expansion of training programs for turbo shaft powered helicopters. FlightSafety offers comprehensive training courses for six Pratt & Whitney Canada engine series. This includes training for 28 Pratt & Whitney Canada engine models for 26 aircraft types built by 12 manufacturers. FlightSafety provides training for the...

FAA Advises Operators about LED Lights

The FAA has issued an Information for Operators message advising operators that LED lights are significantly less visible than traditional incandescent light bulbs when viewed through Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) and Night Vision Goggles (NVG). On January 4, 2007 the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act which mandates phasing out...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces that Era Group (Era) has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Lake Charles (Louisiana, USA) for the range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters including the AW119Ke single engine, the AW109 Power light twin and the AW139 medium twin models. Era boasts a large AgustaWestland fleet today including 22 AW119Ke single...

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