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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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University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone
University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces the University of Maryland UAS Test Site Team, led by director Matt Scassero, and University of Maryland Medical Center’s Dr. Joseph Scalea are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters or UAS aircraft in the vital mission of air medical transport.
David Fox Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence
David Fox Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces life-long maintenance professional David Fox is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Maintenance Excellence Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance.
TVA Selects GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health Monitoring System for Its Bell 407GXis and New MD530 and Bell 429 Aircraft
TVA Selects GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health Monitoring System for Its Bell 407GXis and New MD530 and Bell 429 Aircraft
The Tennessee Valley Authority selects GPMS' Foresight MX Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System to provide service on current Bell 407GXi aircraft as well as on planned fleet additions, including an MD530 and Bell 429.
American Drone Manufacturing Plant Takes Root in Connecticut
American Drone Manufacturing Plant Takes Root in Connecticut
Aquiline Drones (AD) meets the increasing demand for "Made in America" drones by opening the first drone manufacturing and assembly plant in Connecticut. The Hartford-based aviation cloud solutions provider and commercial drone manufacturer now produces Drone Volt's Altura Zenith and Hercules 2 drones — re-branded by AD as the Spartacus line of drones: Spartacus MACKS and Spartacus HURRICANE.
TRAXXALL Welcomes Aviation Industry Veteran with Specialization in Rotorcraft Operations
TRAXXALL Welcomes Aviation Industry Veteran with Specialization in Rotorcraft Operations
TRAXXALL, a provider of maintenance tracking, announces that Jim Coates has joined the TRAXXALL team as an aircraft maintenance analyst. Reporting to the director of operations, Coates' mandate is to support clients by ensuring that they have the best experience and derive maximum value from TRAXXALL’s powerful maintenance tracking system.
Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force
Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces a signed purchase agreement for six Bell 505 aircraft to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The newly acquired Bell 505s will be configured to support public safety missions in-country and be used by the Force’s Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) to train international rotorcraft pilots.

HAI Cancels HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

Responding to an increasing number of voices from across the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces it has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021. HAI will not reschedule this year’s event. Instead, the association will redirect its efforts to producing HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, which will be held on March 7–10 in Dallas,...
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility. “We are proud to now offer the Bell 505 NXi to our European customers,” says Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia. “With receiving EASA...
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announces that it has included the Leonardo AW139 helicopter to its Part 145 Certified Repair Station certificate. This newly added capability allows Summit to perform aircraft maintenance including inspections, overhaul, repair and/or modification for AW139 owners and operators. “We have been serving similar types of aircraft owners and operators...
Larry Belton says it was a “mistake” he ever became involved with aviation. That “mistake” more than 50 years ago forever changed the life of the Program Director for the Aviation Electronics Technology Program at Guilford Technical Community College. Over the past five decades he has impacted countless lives teaching aircraft maintenance at the college level while maintaining a passion for...

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