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The original abrasion strip is removed with a replacement being
processed IAW Bell's Bell Process spec (BPS) and installed on the
blade," Nimrick continued.
Blade bushings, Nimrick added, are inspected at incoming
inspection processes and, if required, are replaced. The original
bushing is pressed out via hydraulic press and a new one installed
matching the required specification for each blade type.
"Some typical repair work that is done includes evaluating and
repairing erosion and cracking. This could involve sanding, filling,
and fairing the blade edge. Poly tape can also be used to patch small
cracks. This is done on the titanium abrasion strip, the OEM allows
for poly tape to be placed on the strip to patch cracks and mitigate
damage until the next inspection or repair interval," explained Woo.
Tip caps are also repaired even though they are considered a
consumable, Woo added.
"Heli-One can rework tip caps and perform major repairs - with
the exception of disbonding or major cracks in which case it is sent
to CTI or the OEM," Woo said.
Repairs are most often done in house, although, as Ejarque noted,
sometimes field word is required.
"Repairs can be done in the field if needed, but most repairs come
to the shop. A blade on average will stay at the shop for three to

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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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