Gary Watson Posted February 22, 2009 Report Share Posted February 22, 2009 I have some questions for those who spend their time maintaining EMS helicopters. The nature of this industry is the desire for 100% immediate dispatch reliability. The recent NTSB hearings that Vertical's Executive Editor, Elan Head, covered did not mention maintenance as an issue but is that because of the difference in the maintenance culture, a better working environment for maintenance or specific changes to ensure maximum serviceability? Do you have any issues specific to the HEMS role? Do you shorten the component times? - ie replacing items prior to their due date to ensure a lower probability of the aircraft being down for unscheduled maintenance. Are your inspections carried out in a different manner, do you have a higher number of spares? Any special (approved) processes that you have created for your specific operation. If so, please post them here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Gary Watson Technical Editor Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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