Erickson Announces Final FAA Certification of the Composite Main Rotor Blades on the S-64F and CH-54B

Erickson Announces Final FAA Certification of the Composite Main Rotor Blades on the S-64F and CH-54B

8-Dec-2020 Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced final FAA certification for the composite main rotor blades on the S-64F and CH-54B.

Earlier this year, Erickson announced FAA approval of the S-64E model. This recent announcement finalizes the certification of the S-64F and CH-54B, solidifying FAA certification for the entire fleet of S-64 Air Crane® E & F models, as well as the CH-54 Skycrane A & B models. The advanced design of the blades provides a significant performance advantage, especially at hot and high conditions.

This Certification brings considerable advantages, such as:

  • Performance gains
  • Fuel savings
  • Reduced vibration, meaning reduced wear and fatigue on the entire aircraft
  • Blade interchangeability with the E/A models

“It was quite difficult, but extremely satisfying to see this project through to completion. There are a lot of blood sweat and tears in those blades.” – Billy Johnson, Chief Engineer at Erickson Incorporated

 

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