Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 13:51
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi aircraft to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJSO). The Bell 407GXi aircraft will join the Aviation Operations Unit to serve the citizens of St. Augustine, FL, and surrounding counties.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 16:33

The Helicopter Maintenance magazine team was in Atlanta March 7-9 attending HAI Heli-Expo 2023. It was nice walking the show talking to the exhibitors and learning about all the new products and services available for helicopter maintenance professionals. Thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth to say hi.

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This has recently been an interesting topic being discussed on the NBAA Part 135 discussion thread regarding TSA screening for air ambulance personnel. There are many opinions on this subject, depending on what your perspective is. In this case, my feelings are that the “screening” of air ambulance medical personnel is not warranted, and does not accomplish anything to promote safety of flight. What next? If there is a fire in the aircraft hangar, do we need to screen the arriving firefighters before we let them do their jobs? What about bus drivers and train engineers?

Emergency AD issued for Bell 212

Latest issuance requires inspection of all rotor hub inboard strap fittings before flight The FAA has issued several revisions over the last couple of weeks regarding Bell 212 rotor hub inboard strap fittings. Initial Emergency ADs (EAD) required inspection of specific part number and manufacturer strap fittings. After continuing to find additional cracks, the FAA now requires additional...
Aero Detail and Ship It AOG today announce the winner of two $100 Gift Cards just in time for the Holidays! Fern Campos, Aviation Director of Maintenance with KACALP Flight Operations in Van Nuys, CA, and Jeremiah Meyer, Director of Maintenance for Life Air, Inc. in Portsmouth, OH each win a $100 gift card! Congratulations Fern and Jeremiah! For more information on Aero Detail or Ship It AOG,...
Andover, Kan . – A new, “glow-in-the-dark” safety coating system is now available for the first time in the civilian aviation market. AfterGlo® Photoluminescent Paint Kit AG110, a photoluminescent coating system, makes the tips of aircraft propeller blades and helicopter main and tail rotors visible in dark and low-light operations, increasing the awareness and safety of nearby personnel in...
According to Borescopes R Us, these Pratt & Whitney Canada approved borescopes provides a compact, complete, and cost effective inspection kit for the PT6 Community. Two approved kits are available: PWC34910-109 features a 4mm x 1300mm digital videoscope, tungsten sheathing, 3.5” LCD monitor, lithium ion battery pack for 4-6 hours of run time, and a removable SD card for snap shot and video...

It’s that time of year that I dread: Christmas. My wife goes nuts over Christmas. This is that time of year when folks who seem perfectly normal the rest of the year become something else entirely. People go around wondering who to buy a gift for and what should it be and how much to spend and what did we give others last year and what did they give us? I often joke that I would like to go back in time 2,000 years and meet the three wise men on the road to Bethlehem. I would ask them not to bring any gifts. They didn’t know what they are starting and it has grown completely out of control.

Click here, or on document image below to comment on NPRM FAA-2010-1060 Numerous industry groups including the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are appealing to their members to respond to a recent FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM FAA...
Mid-Continent Instruments proudly announces the 20th anniversary of its West Coast facility. The full-service repair station, including overhaul, repair, exchange and distribution, has been strategically located at the Van Nuys Airport for two decades. The West Coast location allows the company to service Pacific Rim customers, as well as offering extended hours to its international and United...

Reconfigurable Maintenance Trainer

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions provided a sneak preview of its latest maintenance training device for rotor aircrafts, code named the MBRAT, at its booth at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference, which was held Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Orlando. MBRAT stands for Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Avionics Trainer and is scheduled for general availability in...

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