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Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:16

For those of you that work on or support helicopters or have ever been to the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) main event — Heli-Expo, you know that it is undoubtedly the largest helicopter tradeshow in the world. This year’s Heli-Expo 2024 was no exception.

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In response to the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) curtailment of air tours over national park lands, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is calling on its members and allies to show their support for America’s air-tour industry. Both the NPS and the FAA are seeking public feedback on draft air-tour management plans (ATMPs) and associated environmental assessments (EAs) proposed for four parks in two states: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii, and Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

ATP is Now Veryon

ATP is Now Veryon

ATP is Now Veryon

ATP, a provider of information services and software solutions serving the aviation industry for over 50 years, is now Veryon. The company unveils its new name and branding, inspired by game-changing technology and its promise to always be on for its clients and users. The new Veryon name and branding better reflect the company’s ability to lead the industry by taking technology to the next level with its machine-learning capabilities.

Air Corporate of Italy Orders 43 Airbus Helicopters at EBACE 2023
Air Corporate of Italy Orders 43 Airbus Helicopters at EBACE 2023

Italian business-aviation operator, Air Corporate, places a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus on the concluding day of EBACE 2023. The helicopters include 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) plus three ACH160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH160s already on order.

VSR700 Tested at Sea in Full Operational Configuration
VSR700 Tested at Sea in Full Operational Configuration

Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) test the unmanned aerial system (UAS) VSR700 for the first time in an operational configuration from a ship at sea. At the beginning of May, the VSR700 performed 80 fully autonomous take-offs and landings from a civil vessel equipped with a helicopter deck, cruising off the coast of Brittany in the west of France.

Whose Job Is It?

Just finished reading an article written by Arron Karp published in the March/April issue of Avionics International: “Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Threatens Post Covid Rebound”. The article begins: “As demand for aviation roars back generally—and for passenger airline services in particular—demand for aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) is rapidly rising. Now, a long-feared AMT shortage has arrived, according to experts and industry forecasts, and is not expected to get better anytime soon.”

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