Helicopter Maintenance News

Monday, September 25, 2023 - 12:56
Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings launches Fill Bond Flex Aerospace Filler (FBF100) as a new, convenient method for filling seams, rivets and small spot repair areas on aircraft prior to painting. The high-quality, two-component polyester filler kit is designed to block and permanently conceal surface imperfections on composite exterior aircraft surfaces. The lightweight filler provides performance, versatility and productivity by offering strong adhesion, resistance of shrinkage, sandability, flexibility, and stain resistance, making it ideal for creating smooth surfaces for topcoat applications.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:30

Although the main theme of Drone Scents is sUAS maintenance, it is always underscored by safety. 

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LYTE Aviation Reveals 40-seat Hybrid eVTOL
LYTE Aviation Reveals 40-seat Hybrid eVTOL
LYTE Aviation, the world’s newest advanced air-mobility innovator addressing advanced urban mobility and connectivity, reveals its 40-seat (hybrid) eVTOL SkyBus and SkyTruck program. LYTE Aviation’s LA-44 design is powered by four conventional turbine engines running on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) complemented with four electric motors at the wingtips powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The SkyBus and complementary SkyTruck cargo variant, designed around a 4.5 tonne payload, is the accumulation of three years’ R&D. The result is a game-changing vertical take-off and landing vehicle designed to be five times more fuel-efficient than current helicopters.

Trade Show Etiquette

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. It was great meeting new people as well as catching up with longtime acquaintances.

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and manufacturer of helicopters and vertical lift aircraft, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Rotortrade, a global helicopter distributor, to define optimal pre-owned helicopter solutions to Bell and its customers. Through the MOU, Bell and Rotortrade will explore how the companies can offer expanded trade-in solutions to their...
Columbia Helicopters and Coulson Aviation to Partner in Offering RADS-L Delivery System for Model 234 Helicopter Operators
Columbia Helicopters and Coulson Aviation to Partner in Offering RADS-L Delivery System for Model 234 Helicopter Operators
Columbia Helicopters, a manufacturer and operator of heavy-lift helicopters, announces a new partnership with Coulson Aviation, a provider in aerial firefighting technology, to offer Coulson's RADS-L Delivery System for operators of Columbia's Model 234 helicopters.
Keystone Turbine Services Receives Rolls-Royce "Best in Class" Award for Third Year in a Row
Keystone Turbine Services Receives Rolls-Royce "Best in Class" Award for Third Year in a Row
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries worldwide, announces that Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), a PAG company located in Coatesville, PA, has received the prestigious Rolls-Royce 2023 Best in Class Award for the third year in a row. This award recognizes significant achievements by KTS in providing continuous world-class MRO services and support to operators of the M250 and RR300 series of gas turbine engines and related components to customers worldwide.
Heli-One Receives STC Approval for RNP Modification for H215/AS332 L1e
Heli-One Receives STC Approval for RNP Modification for H215/AS332 L1e
Heli-One, a provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, receives EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for its required navigation performance (RNP) approach modification for the Airbus H215 helicopter. The modification adds RNP approach capability down to localiser performance with vertical guidance (LPV) minima, which resolves future obsolescence issues for instrument landing systems (ILS) and enhances situational awareness.

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