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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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International Rotorcraft Community Launches Collaborative Safety Program
International Rotorcraft Community Launches Collaborative Safety Program
International rotorcraft safety organizations, regional safety teams, and other global safety stakeholders announce the establishment of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). In cooperation and collaboration with the worldwide vertical flight community, VAST aims to achieve a vision of zero fatal accidents, providing “Safety Above All.”
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. Acquires Keystone Turbine Services, LLC
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. Acquires Keystone Turbine Services, LLC
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, announces the acquisition of Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) of Coatesville, PA. KTS specializes in providing complete OEM-approved aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for operators of the Rolls-Royce M250 series of gas-turbine engines, along with related Honeywell and Triumph accessories, plus component, spare parts, and field service support.
Snap-on Industrial's Visual Tool Control Cabinets Place Tools in Clear View
Snap-on Industrial's Visual Tool Control Cabinets Place Tools in Clear View
Snap-on Industrial’s Visual Control Cabinets place frequently used tools in clear view, giving technicians full sightlines of their tools for instant accountability and asset management. The Visual Control Cabinets, part of Snap-on’s Level 5 Tool Control System, utilize a clear, Makrolon® AR polycarbonate window for at-a-glance tool management and security. The full-swing door hinge creates unobstructed entry, while the gas shocks keep the door in the upright position.
Able Aerospace Services Signs Contract Renewal with Airbus Helicopters
Able Aerospace Services Signs Contract Renewal with Airbus Helicopters
Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, renews its service center agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for an additional three years. The contract designates Able as an approved Airbus Service Facility provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for multiple Airbus Helicopters platforms, including AS350, AS355, AS365, SA366, EC120, EC130, EC135, EC155, BK117/EC145 and BO105.
Precision aerospace manufacturing company, Aerometals, announces the award of an FAA STC authorization for the Sikorsky® H-60 helicopter engine inlet barrier filter (EIBF) following a comprehensive testing program. Based on the original S-92 EIBF developed by Aerometals, the company now offers a significantly improved system to protect H-60 turbine engines from erosion, FOD damage, fouling and corrosion. Aircraft operating offshore or in salt-laden environments can benefit from a 96.8% airborne salt nuclei separation protection efficiency.
The board of directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking candidates to fill the role of special advisor – UAS for the term of Jul. 1, 2021, to Jun. 30, 2022. Applicants will be a rotorcraft professional with experience in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) who is interested in giving back to the community.

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