17-Jul-2013 Source: American Eurocopter
One of the best ways law enforcement agencies and other operators can optimize the long-term use of popular Eurocopter AS350 series aircraft is to have American Eurocopter perform the detailed 12-Year Inspection.
The 12-Year Inspection effectively resets the inspection cycles to zero (0) and allows the aircraft to be completely updated by incorporating all existing factory configuration changes and Federal Aviation Administration requirements.
Having the 12-Year Inspection performed at American Eurocopter in Grand Prairie offers numerous advantages, not the least of which is factory trained technicians. American Eurocopter offers on-site repair of composite structures, rotor blades, dynamic components and other key components – all performed by skilled technicians using the latest tools and test equipment.
Engine work and parts are available at the adjacent Turbomeca USA facility. Aircraft inspected and repaired at American Eurocopter are returned to service in turn-key condition. Customers can expect to spend one day reviewing aircraft records and conducting an acceptance flight before returning to their home base.
Scheduling a 12-Year Inspection with American Eurocopter enables an AS350 operator’s maintenance staff to focus on the daily tasks of keeping in-service aircraft flight ready. Operators can count on high quality inspection and repairs with quick turnaround times due to pre-planned parts supply coordination and advance scheduling of facility resources and personnel. Customer-requested equipment changes and upgrades can also be pre-planned.
“The reason we chose American Eurocopter over other bidders was because we felt if we had the factory doing the work we get back a real high quality product,” said Brian Parsons, Director of Maintenance for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Section in Tampa, Fla. American Eurocopter recently delivered one of the agency’s AS350B2’s after completing the 12-year Inspection. “Their turn-around time was faster than they quoted. We’re very satisfied with the end product we have after the inspection.”
As part of the inspection, American Eurocopter can refinish with aircraft a state-of-the-art custom paint job in the two-bay paint shop. The result is an aircraft returned to service efficiently and ready for many years of continued safe, effective and cost-efficient operations.
For further information, scheduling and pricing on an AS350 12-year Inspection call Jeff Donahue, After Market Sales Manager, at (972) 641-3735.
American Eurocopter will have aircraft on display and representatives available to explain the company’s services at Booth 181 during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Conference in Orlando July 17-20.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin aircraft, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.