Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 08:09
The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term partner, Hexcel.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:17

At Helicopter Maintenance magazine, we remain optimistic about the future of the helicopter industry. So much so that we are ending the year with our first ever attendance at a European helicopter trade show!

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JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) and Western Avionics today announced a partnership to provide VRCom, a revolutionary way to communicate and control aircraft using VOIP technology from a base located anywhere in the world. VRCom was developed by Western Avionics to provide the most flexible and capable remote communications system available and will provide EMS, law enforcement, airborne...
Ron Hall was presented with the 2011 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award during the Opening Session of the 54th annual AEA Convention & Trade Show on March 23 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. Hall grew up in the small town of Winfield, Kan., about 45 miles southeast of Wichita. It was there that Hall was introduced to the basics of electricity and electronics. As a young teenager, Hall and...
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation announcs that the EFI-890R Flat Panel Display System was recently tested and successfully qualified for several helicopter-specific vibration profiles covering 13 known models, signifying a new installation platform for the product. The high-vibration environment in which rotorcraft operate presents a unique challenge to avionics manufacturers. Equipment...
Major helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) associations have committed to “create the safest system possible for patients and the public” by adopting the data-driven safety recommendations of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). They called on all HEMS operators to join their efforts. “The leading helicopter operators in our industry have made significant investments in safety...
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced at their Annual Spring Awards Luncheon that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and the X2 Demonstrator Team have been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, “for demonstrating a revolutionary 250 knot helicopter, which marks a proven departure point for the future development of helicopters by greatly increasing their speed,...
Avjobs announces that aviation professionals can stay up to date on the most current jobs in the industry with the Avjobs Industry Employment Toolbar. Avjobs’ Aviation Industry Employment Toolbar is perfect for employers and job seekers alike. It’s free and no personal information is required. Download the full-integrated Avjobs Toolbar and track current industry news, instant notification of...

Tuned Exhaust STC for R22

Power Flow Systems announces that the FAA has awarded an STC to the company for the installation of its Tuned Exhaust System for the Robinson R22 and R22 Alpha, Beta and Mariner helicopters. Developed in partnership with Performance Aviation in New Zealand, the system allows the older R22, with the Lycoming O-320 to perform like the newer Beta II helicopter equipped with the O-360 engine. Power...
Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of flight pioneers Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, announces his support for electric aircraft development by some of aviation’s “first families,” including members of the Wright, Zeppelin, Piccard, Dornier, Sikorsky and Lindbergh families, along with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. “Electric aviation is our new horizon,” Lindbergh says. “It represents a cleaner,...
Duncan Aviation has digitally published a new booklet in its Straight Talk series, Straight Talk About ADS-B. Available online at www.DuncanAviation.aero/straighttalk , the book provides insight regarding the upcoming Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate, which allows an aircraft to transmit information to Air Traffic Control ground stations and to other properly equipped...
DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are pending. The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for light Bell aircraft feature a patent pending mounting system that allows one person to...

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