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Posted 4 years 196 days ago ago by ScottSkola     1 Comments

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.*



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  • CL Dan 4 years 195 days ago
    Scott, I'm still shocked on how much you like sharing your Rotorcraft experience (PHI) and I too am interested in how diversified PHI has become and spread out amongst other industries other than oil...Hopefully the gas side turns up now that the oil side is slightly down compared to those $5/gal at the pump. Realistically the oil companies are still making money and production is still going steady...They're just not making the projected profits they were back at $5/gal at the pump. I've moved from 747-8, 787, and A320 back to a 206L-4 and I look forward to reading much of your blogs for any extra info....Take care ScottSkola