October 2, 2013 - 12:00pm

FBHeliservices (FBH) in the UK has contracted Emteq’s Canadian office to design, certify and manufacture a wire-strike protection kit for its fleet of AS350BBs. FBH also asked Emteq to design, certify and manufacture a nose-area deflector (NAD). In the event of a wire strike in the nose area, the NAD will direct the cable toward the upper or lower cutter.

November 25, 2009 - 7:49am

The FAA is proposing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the Piaggio Avanti based upon an operator report of a short circuit between a generator power cable and an anti-ice shutoff valve, which was caused by chafing between the cable and the valve. The insulation of the cable and surrounding sleeve were worn off as a result.