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  1. Attached might be of interest given the nature of this subject chain, then again - maybe not! Recently issued Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) regarding the codifying of existing exemptions related to PEDs. This initiative appears to be welcome evidence of regulatory streamlining. Have a look at the following section in subparagraph b) on page 5 of the attached NPA which may require additional investigation. which states: “b) that the air operator has validated that the use of PEDs will not impair the aircraft’s system or equipment during all phases of flight including critical phases of flight;” The key word being “validate”. Fly safey now, ya hear! NPA-_PORTABLE_ELECTRONIC_DEVICES_(PEDS).pdf
  2. Fan; Lets talk GPS's - you know the ones that were velcro'd and stuck to glare shields using velco, PK screws and other unapproved means of attachment - been there, I recall a GPS mounted on the top of a glareshield in a 206 with velro that fell between the pilots feet during final, fabulous! Lets make this very clear, if one is utilizing and iPad as EFB the operational philosophy for using the iPad is that it effectively replaces paper charts, maps and manuals using a small, easy-to-use device capable of storing huge amounts of data and data is viewable in all phases of flight and in all lighting conditions - am I at least correct in assuming that much? The Various company documents or manuals may be contained on the iPad such as: • Various Flight Manuals • SOP Manual • Minimum Equipment List • Company Operations Manual • SMS Manual • Aeronautical Information Manual • Electronic Approach Charts (panning, zooming, scrolling and rotation) • Low Altitude Charts (panning, zooming, scrolling and rotation) • Canada Flight Supplement So are you saying there that procedures to ensure control of the aforementioned documents are not required if one is utilizing an iPAD as an EFB? What about any other iPad company documents? iPad security? Procedures that flight crews must remain vigilant and shall not allow distractions from PED’s especially during sterile cockpit phases of flight. Procedures for Power management, Ipad updating to ensure that when charts and other documents are expired and other iPad library documents have expired. Individuals authorized to install software updates. Procedures that are followed during iPAD abnormal operations such as, Unable to start up normally or unit frozen with no response, unable to access required information, unable to update critical documents. What about iPad Operations procedures during Flight, Pre Flight, Departure, Cruise, Arrival, Post Flight, Abnormal and Emergency, Using the iPad for Electronic Checklists, Reporting EFB Malfunctions etc. Or not... Infinity Blade II or Pac-Mac 256 are a little less complicated... Have a nice day - been a slice! HBD 47, 204, 205, 206, 212, 412, MD500, SA341 Gazelle and Boeing 757... Aviation Quality Inspector - Lead Auditor ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110, OH&S 18001:2007, IATA Auditor, IATA Lead & IATA QMS/SMS AME M1/M2/FAA A&P/Component Overhaul and Structures Endorsed.
  3. Fan, there has to be some documented control especially if they ipads are supplied by the organization. Just went through all this with TC...but stove bolts screwing them to a glare shield and referencing AC 43.13 is ur style...go for it.
  4. How does the air operators procedures for the use of PEDs onboard aircraft meet the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) and are they specified in the air operator’s company operations manual?
  5. Doing well... I got there when it became Klondike/Kent and the FH1100 was gone, 47 was there.
  6. 505 looks like an FH1100 to me...😉
  7. He was with Great Lakes Helicopters before Ont. Hydro...great guy - I work for him from 76 to 78 as he took over from John Ben Ben as Benny went to Hydro before Wes.
  8. The picture shows BD 1 repainted to the same colour as BD 2...
  9. Bandage One was a 212, yellow, black and white owned by Toronto Helicopters (Len and Ralph Rutledge)...I know - I worked for both Toronto and Great Lakes Helicopters back in the day, one of the AME's that looked after it. Back up was a 206L/C20B, G-NZR. Bandage 2, also a 212, came along later and was Sudbury based.
  10. We had a couple when I was at Great Lakes Helicopters in the early 70's, I spent most of my time maintaining "DUG" and Hartley Brown looked after the other one we had. HBD
  11. Not quite accurate Whirleygig... " Equivalent materials of the manufacturers may be used as an alternative". But... CARs 571.02 states "Where the manufacture has not made specific recommendations, standard industry practices are to be used". An organizations MPM should also define what industry standard practices, and as a former DoM and QAM I would certainly want to know if the ACA holders maintaining company aircraft would consult me prior to a deviation from the OEM Maintenance Manual and why. So if the Manufacture makes specific recommendations to use Mastinox then the maintainer requires to use it unless it states otherwise in the OEM manuals or alternate. Note; I have 40 years of rotary plus (M1/M2) and heavy aircraft experience (B757) and the maintenance standards and requirements are no different than that of a Bell 206/AS 350 or a Bell 212 - the CARs under 573/571 are the same. Not saying you are incorrect...just saying there is more to it than equivalence to be confirmed by operator. HBD M1/M2(Structures) FAA A&P ISO 9001:2008/AS9110 AMO Lead Quality Auditor TCCA Audit Qualified
  12. Check the OEM Standard Practices Manual for alternate or call OEM product support? Even as an alternate it has to be OEM approved...MSA states that the AMO follow's manufacture's recommendations. Just my 2 cents... HBD...
  13. I worked with this operator some 10 years ago and based on the threads nothing has really changed. I've been in the industry for 40-years and I really did not like how the young upcoming pilots were treated working for this organization, I always thought us old farts were there to help the young pilots - mentor these young folks. But it wasn't possible - too much frustration, don't get me wrong - all the crews were great - leadership was lacking. Have a GREAT day all - fly safe. hbd
  14. Not this year Pottsy- just left Bombardier and now heading to Edmonton, start new QA job 14 Jan. Hope you are doing well and all the best in the New Year and fly safe! kim...
  15. Good luck Freddie - now you might have time for the 69 Camero - enjoyed working with you at Lift Air!
  16. I did mine through a fast track A&P course in 2000. HBD...
  17. Worked with Jack in the 70's as well at Lift Air. Last time I remember him he was cutting the PRC of the 206 Swashplate collar with his knife! Ouch! Haven't heard a "flippen" thing since. HBD...
  18. Just the usual.. http://amtonline.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=12875 http://www.airwolfaerospace.com/ http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgPMA.nsf/0/95B6844A09B7F3D5862578220077CE88?OpenDocument&Highlight=airwolf Hope it helps... hbd...
  19. http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Perthshire/article/12374/vector-aerospace-bosses-unable-to-provide-job-assurances.html "Change is good Donkey"
  20. Change would be very good, especially in upper management in Richmond and Langley and support the guys on the floor where is is needed. Just an observation...
  21. Hey Hazy, I can do all three - twist wrenches, help in Q/A functions when and where needed (pre and post PVI audits and SMS). Training is another one of my specialties and writing policy and procedures, including 571 Appendix H for undocumented parts and of course, # 3 - push a broom (lol). I forgot to add 206 series to a list of A/C types endorsed on – no Astar time other than audits and working with TCCA and DAR’s for modifications and repairs on Transport and Non-Transport Category Aircraft. Yes, I have been in touch with F/W operators and been involved with structural repairs on King Air C90’s and performing contract Q/A functions for one of my structures customer a week or so a month – but would like to keep a little bit busier and plug holes where and when I can to help any Air Operator/AMO out – and willing to travel. Just a short comment – I think good apprentices are a vital part to the success and future our industry. I enjoyed working with the young guys and gals, and one thing I always said treat them with respect because the one at the end of the broom (not me-lol) might be the individual one might be working for one day. Have a great day Hazy and thanks for the response! HBD
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