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Posted 8 years 127 days ago ago by Scott Skola

Helicopter Maintenance Blog
January 2016

Well, we made it through another year. And 2016 looks to be an interesting year ahead, especially for those working in the offshore market. Hopefully, with the repeal of the 40 year-old ban on domestic oil exports, these operators will be able to weather the “storm.” It will also be interesting how the rest of the industry reacts as the offshore side downsizes by adjusting fleets and manpower.

On a closer note, I am going to experiment with a few things on the blog this year.  Received a few suggestions from readers. In addition to the monthly trick or tip, I will add one or two bits of reading material that never seem to make it out to the field level from aircraft manufacturer’s, ground support vendors, FAA, etc.  We’ll see how this section develops this year.

Finally, besides hanging a new shingle out front, there are several other additions I’m working on, to include a possible “maintenance question-of-the-month” section, so check back regularly.

And here we go for 2016….  


ATA 76

Rolls-Royce 250-C30 Series: This is the final booklet I had in my “library. Back in the day, these Bendix booklets used to be worth their weight in gold. They gave a better intro to adjusting the fuel controls back when engine manuals were lacking. You’ll need an Adobe Reader program to view.

[Submitted by Rw]


These two inaugural posts are newsletters from 2015 that include a few maintenance based topics





Have an old tip or trick you’d like to share with your fellow mechanics? Or maybe a question that you can’t seem to find an answer to? Or just some info to pass on?  Send an email to [email protected]

About the author: After 32 years maintaining helicopters in various capacities, Scott concluded a full time career with a major operator in 2014. When not pursuing future writing projects, he can still be seen around the flight line tinkering on aircraft for beer money.  He can be contacted at [email protected]

*And to keep the hounds at bay, the information contained in this blog is for discussion purposes only.*