Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 07:37
National air medical transport provider Med-Trans Corporation moves its headquarters operations into a new building at the Denton Enterprise Airport. The new 31,500-square-foot facility includes 24,000 square feet of office and classroom space in addition to 7,500 square feet of hangar accommodations.

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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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SATCOM - More than the name implies

Today we truly live in the communications age. Never before in human history have we had the ability to reach the entire world with a message, picture or data so quickly. Television, radio, internet, fax and the new leash that ties us all together, the cell phone, allows almost instant communication from just about anywhere in the world. In the aviation industry, when we hear the term Satcom, we...
Dana Kerrick | Contributing Editor Walking through the hangar, looking up at the rotor system of the helicopter I maintain, I often think back to the early times of helicopter development. In the early days of aviation, airplane wings were constructed of wood and fabric because this was the technology of the time. These materials served the industry well enough for many years. When it was time to...
BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Jan 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS:KAMN) released the following statement today from Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of our founder and Chairman Emeritus, Charles H. Kaman. Mr. Kaman passed away peacefully this morning. "Charlie Kaman, as he was...
WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments announces the addition of weather radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and exchange. The instruments leader is expanding its equipment and employees to incorporate the additional services. Mid-Continent Instruments is aggressively growing its avionics repair capabilities and offering its customers factory-level support on legacy...
Oceanside, CA , January 31, 2011 — DART Helicopter Services and its subsidiary Geneva Aviation have completed an agreement with Flightcell® International, Ltd., that will enable commercial helicopter operators to install satellite telephone capabilities quickly and easily in rotorcraft. DART and Geneva Aviation have pending Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the Federal Aviation...

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...

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