4-Mar-2020 Source: Airbus Helicopters
In the frame of its maintenance improvement programme for the light twin engine helicopters, Airbus Helicopters has developed a solution to reduce inspection times and provide more flexibility to carry out checks on the H135 (EC135 P2/P2+ and T2/T2+), while reducing maintenance costs and aircraft ground time.
Through the rework of the “Ground Check Run” and “Functional Check Flight” intermediate and periodic inspection procedures (at 1,000 FH / 3 years), customers now benefit from:
• 50% more time in average to perform the checks at the time limit, providing more flexibility
ð from +100 FH/+3 months to +150 FH/+4 months
• A simplified procedure for checks that can be performed in less stringent flight conditions, while reducing pilot workload
These improved procedures will be accessible with the next release of O.R.I.O.N. (digital TechData), version 010.
They will be extended to all other EC135 and H135 versions within the coming months and will be made accessible as “preprints” with the O.R.I.O.N. version 011.