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TECH SPOTLIGHT

Helicopters are called upon to tackle numerous challenges. Likewise,
the damage rotor blades can sustain and the maintenance required
to return them to working order is equally varied.
by Walker Jaroch

H

elicopters and other rotorcraft
play an important role in society.
From fighting fires to executing
rescue missions and assisting
law enforcement and the military, these aircraft often are put
into perilous situations requiring
complete operational efficiency. And as such,
properly intact and functional rotor blades
are a must, as is the maintenance that keeps
them that way.

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The most common rotor blade damage seen is erosion on the leading edge of the blade, said Heli-One
spokesperson Billie-Ann Woo.
"Erosion is caused by the fast flow of air and particles. Damage can vary depending on the environment - sandier environments cause erosion faster.
Cracks can also appear in the leading edge. Damage
is also found on the tip cap, which can be repaired or
replaced. As a result, operators cannot do much to
'prevent' operational damage as it is heavily dependent on environmental factors," Woo said.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Takeoff: The Young and the Restless
Industry Inspection
40 Under 40, Who Made the Cut?
Keeping Sharp on Blade Maintenance
Protect Others, Protect Yourself
Nimble at 65
Flightdocs' Journey Lands at ATP
How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
Advertiser's Index
Shop Talk: Maintenance Records, or Lack There Of
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
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