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Black Hawk: BAM Window Latch Assemblies Have NSNs
By | Nov. 3, 2022
BAM window latch assemblies part numbers have been assigned NSNs and are now in the supply system. Read on for more...

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Black Hawk: Stabalitor Actuator Lube Requirement Change
By | Oct. 12, 2022
Several work packages have changed to reflect the fact the Black Hawk stabilator actuator lubrication requirement has increased to 480 hours. These changes need to be posted to IADS. Keep reading to learn the details...

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All Aircraft: Eyeball Bench Stock for Bad Hardware!
By | Sept. 29, 2022
Use of common hardware is standard practice in aviation maintenance, but make sure all the hardware in your bench stock is in good condition and and has no damage. Read on to find out more...

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All Aircraft: Don’t Play the Odds with Winter Weather
By | Sept. 23, 2022
PS Magazine and the Army Combat Readiness Center websites are great resources to get the information you need to protect yourself and your aircraft during harsh winter conditions. Keep reading to learn more...

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Black Hawk: Add Work Package Changes to IADS
By | Sept. 9, 2022
Adding work package updates with AMAM through IADS. Learn more here...

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UH-60: Turn in Unserviceable Vanexial Fans
By | Aug. 31, 2022
The Utility Helicopter Project Office wants all units to turn in unserviceable vaneaxial fans for repair. Keep reading to learn more...

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Utility Helicopters: JTDI VS UHPO
By | May 4, 2022
Mechanics, if you’ve accessed the JTDI Technical Publications and the Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO) websites and thought they appeared identical, you’re right; they are. Read on to find out more...

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Black Hawk: Order Resistor from Supply System
By | May 3, 2022
Mechanics, good news! The 300-Watt 7 OHM resistor required for the 12-month electronic standby instrument system (ESIS) discharge test is now in the supply system. Read on to get the NSN!...

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All Aircraft: Pick the Right Type and Number of Jacks
By | Jan. 28, 2022
Mechanics, aircraft jacks are vital for maintenance on your helicopter. They’ve been around for years and gone through a lot of changes. Some have been put out to pasture while others have been neglected. This article offers...

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HH/UH-60M, AH-64E, CH-47F: Get Familiar with Fiber Optic Care
By | Dec. 29, 2021
Initial note: This article applies to deploying or deployed units only. Aviation maintainers/electricians, to ensure aircraft are more survivable against threat missiles, the Project Office Aircraft Survivability Equipment...

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UH-60L: NSN for Pintle Mount Stop
By | Dec. 7, 2021
My unit recently converted to UH-60L helicopters. We are prepping for aerial gunnery and have three aircraft with crashworthy external fuel system (CEFS) tanks installed...

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All Aircraft: Cold Weather Prep, Icing and Winter Hazards
By | Dec. 6, 2021
Wintery weather brings many maintenance challenges, so make sure you’re on top of cold weather operations by thinking about environmental factors, operational procedures, training and hazards. Two Flightfax articles will help...

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UH-60: Don’t Stockpile Parts; Turn ‘Em In
By | Nov. 24, 2021
[Updated 11/24/2021] Mechanics, unserviceable aircraft parts have repair programs. So when they’re no longer serviceable, turn these parts in for repair. Don’t hold or stockpile them...

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H-60 Series: Protect Tail Rotor Inboard Retention Plate
By | Nov. 23, 2021
Dear Editor...As LARs, we’re often called subject-matter experts (SMEs). However, as trainers, we sometimes come across a really good maintenance technique in which the trainer gets trained by the maintainer. Here's one of...

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H-60: ECS Maintenance Easier With Quick Disconnects
By | Nov. 8, 2021
The Utility Helicopter Project Office has put out information that helps MEDEVAC units perform environmental control system (ECS) maintenance more efficiently using quick disconnects (QDs)...

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UH-60/AH-64: The Nuts and Bolts of Quick Disconnect Pins
By | Nov. 5, 2021
Aviation maintenance action messages (AMAMs) H-60-20-AMAM-03 and H-64-20-AMAM-04 require that all Apache and Black Hawk engines have remaining quick disconnect pins (QDPs) on the anti-ice valve and the T700 hydro-mechanical...

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T700 Engines: Field Repair of B Nut Authorized
By | Nov. 5, 2021
Mechanics, The T700 Office has determined that field repair of the B nut on the cold section module (CSM) is a cost savings over procuring a new cold section module. Follow these maintenance engineering orders (MEOs)...

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UH/HH-60: Four Strand Cable Approved for B-E Rescue Hoist
By | Oct. 25, 2021
Maintainers and operators, if your Black Hawk has the Breeze-Eastern external rescue hoist, here’s some good news. The 4-strand rescue hoist cable is approved for use on the Breeze-Eastern rescue hoists with airworthiness...

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All Aircraft: Be Prepared for Cold Weather
By | Oct. 25, 2021
When winter weather extremes hit you and your aircraft with frigid temps, snow, ice and wind, even preventive maintenance (PM) defensive measures may be too little, too late...

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AH-64/UH-60: Stop Duplicate Unique Item Identifiers in TAMMS-A/MCDS
By | Sept. 17, 2021
Mechanics, components on the Apache and Black Hawk should not have duplicate unique item identifiers in The Army Maintenance Management System-Aviation Maintenance Consolidated Database System (TAMMS-A/MCDS)...

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HOT ITEM - Rotary-Wing Aircraft: Configure Mode S / ADS-B Out Properly
By | Sept. 1, 2021
MUST READ! - Mechanics, during maintenance on the APX-123/APX-123A Mode 5 transponder, the aircraft-assigned default Mode S can be zeroized or “set to factory default.” Units are subsequently not ensuring that the default...

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UH-60M: Remove Stabilator Bolts the Right Way
By | Aug. 27, 2021
Mechanics, if you’re having problems removing the stabilator from your aircraft because the attachment bolts are stuck, using a hammer and a brass bar on the bolts will only damage them. Brute force isn’t the way to go, but...

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UH-60: Need IVHMS Tech Support? You Got It!
By | Aug. 5, 2021
Mechanics, if you need help with your Black Hawk Integrated Vehicle Management System (IVHMS), contact your regional IVHMS representative or the Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO) POCs listed below by email...

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UH-60: Turn in These Unserviceable Parts
By | Aug. 5, 2021
Mechanics, the NSNs below have a low unserviceable return rate. All units should check their back shops for unserviceable parts and ship them in their original containers ASAP...

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UH-60M: How to Get an M240 Ammo Can
By | July 20, 2021
Dear Half-Mast, I’m trying to find information on the M240 ammo can used in the UH-60M Black Hawk. What’s the ammo can’s NSN and which TM should I use to learn more about it? SFC V.C...

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Black Hawk: Aircraft Decon Video Now Available
By | July 6, 2021
Mechanics, when it’s time to decontaminate your H-60 Black Hawk, check out the instructional video for bloodborne pathogen decontamination on the Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO) website hosted on the JTDI portal...

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UH-60: Get Covers for Your Aircraft
By | June 21, 2021
Aircraft covers do a great job protecting the airframe and its internal components from environmental damage. Covering your utility helicopter protects against corrosion, water damage, UV damage, FOD, dirt, sand, snow, and...

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H-60A/L/M: NSNs for IVHMU Battery Cover Screws
By | June 9, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 796 (Mar 19), p. 24. Mechanics, Some Black Hawk integrated vehicle health management units (IVHMUs) are getting turned in for missing or stripped 3.6V battery cover screws...

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UH-60: New Anti-Collision Light Coming
By | May 20, 2021
The Utility Helicopter Product Office (UHPO) is replacing the legacy Xenon anti-collision lights (ACL) with LED ACLs on UH-60 birds. This article explains the benefits of the new anti-collision lights...

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UH-60/AH-64: Follow Proper Engine Operation and Care
By | Feb. 25, 2021
Mechanics, operating the T700-701 engine with the engine inlet plugs installed is asking for trouble. Always follow the engine TM when performing engine maintenance. Check out WP 0302 in TM 1-2840-248-23&P (Oct 19). The title...

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Aviation:Ship AVR-2B Security Key With Comparator Module
By | Feb. 24, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 726, pp. 24-26. Black Hawk, Kiowa Warrior and AH-64 crew chiefs, do you want to save $8,800 of your cold hard cash? Then follow these instructions! Too many AVR-2B laser detecting sets...

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Black Hawk: Two Types of Tail Rotor Retention Plate Bolts OK
By | Feb. 18, 2021
Mechanics, when it comes to the Black Hawk tail rotor retention plate bolts, the ones with and those without a hole are OK to use. Some units ordered the tail rotor retention plate bolts and discovered the bolts had two...

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AH-64/H-60: T700 Engine Training Available
By | Feb. 4, 2021
The 2021 T700 engine training courses are open. The class is designed for maintainers, troubleshooters, quality control and support personnel. Organizations should consider their deployment schedule and who they want to...

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Black Hawk: Turn In Unserviceable Gearbox and Control Indicator
By | Jan. 4, 2021
Maintenance and overhaul programs rely on you to return unserviceable parts for repair. If you have any unserviceable Black Hawk parts available, turn them in as soon as possible. If parts aren’t turned in, on-hand inventory...

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Blackhawk: Don’t Stockpile Unserviceable Components
By | Dec. 18, 2020
Mechanics, the equipment listed in the table below has a low unserviceable return rate. So if you have any of these items hanging around in your shops, turn them in now!...

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Black Hawk: Alternate Overhead Cockpit Windows Approved
By | Dec. 16, 2020
Pilots, the Utility Helicopters Project Office received Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) approval to use tinted overhead “greenhouse” windows on all H-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The tinted windows are an alternative to...

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Black Hawk: Turn In Dig Switching Group
By | Nov. 12, 2020
Mechanics, why keep unserviceable parts on the shelf in the back shops when you can turn them in for credit? Here's info about turning in the the dig switching group...

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H-60, AH-64, AGPU: New Hydraulic Filters Reduce Failures
By | Oct. 23, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 786 (May 18), pp. 38-39. When hydraulic filters don’t do their job, it leads to system contamination, component failure and flight safety concerns...

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Blackhawk: How to Avoid Credit Reversal with Unserviceable Turn-ins
By | Oct. 20, 2020
Mechanics, when you have unserviceable parts, why keep them on the shelf piling up when you can turn them in for credit? That helps AMC put serviceable items back on the shelf, so others can get the parts they need...

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UH-60M: Replacement Searchlight Now Available!
By | Sept. 14, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 802 (Sept 19), page 21. The searchlights on UH-60M helicopters have a problem. Their light sometimes dissipates...

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Aircraft: FOD Control is a Must
By | July 8, 2020
Foreign object debris (FOD) is the culprit behind foreign object damage (FOD) to aircraft. FOD can come from the most unsuspecting places, like a pebble stuck in the sole of your boots, hardware that’s been left behind after...

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Aviation: Take Control of CORROSION
By | July 7, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 800 (Jul 19), p. 25. Mechanics, aircraft multipin electrical connectors are the electrical interface between the aircraft and avionics systems. The failure of just one electrical...

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Black Hawk: Repair Parts Need Turn-In
By | June 19, 2020
Mechanics, maintenance and overhaul programs rely on you to turn in unserviceable parts! If you have any unserviceable Black Hawk parts lying around, turn them in ASAP...

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Aircraft: COVID-19 Disinfectant Recommendations
By | June 11, 2020
Protecting yourself, your aircraft and everyone around you in a COVID-19 environment is important. In this new normal dealing with COVID-19, it’s important to remind you of the approved cleaning solution for all aircraft to...

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Aviation: Dealing With Birds and Nests in Aircraft and Hangars
By | June 4, 2020
The old saying, “birds of a feather flock together,” is not just a turn of the phrase, but a reality that’s happening on and inside Black Hawks, Apaches, Chinooks and aircraft hangars. Any aircraft opening or perch is an...

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UH-60A/L Black Hawk: Block Birds from Building Nests
By | May 26, 2020
Dear Sergeant Blade,I’m reaching out for any information on systems, covers or plugs that are used by units to deal with birds nesting on aircraft. Where I’m stationed, bird nests are an annual issue. We’ve tried to locally...

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H-60A/L and CH-47F: Software Updated for EAWIS?
By | May 20, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 796 (Mar 19), p. 26. Mechanics, if your Chinook or Black Hawk aircraft has the encrypted airborne wireless intercommunication system (EAWIS), you may need a software update...

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Aircraft: Win the Battle of the Birds
By | May 19, 2020
The old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together,” is not just a saying, but it’s happening inside aircraft hangars. Birds love to set up shop inside hangars to nest and breed. They leave droppings, which is always a...

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Aircraft: Maintenance Situational Unawareness
By | May 11, 2020
Aircraft maintenance is very important for mission success and so is maintenance situational awareness. The two go hand-in hand. The US Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker published an article about maintenance...

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All Aircraft: Emergency Response Methodology
By | May 11, 2020
A recent US Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) analysis of mishaps showed a need for training in crew reactions to aircraft emergencies, especially when it comes to large-scale combat operations (LSCO) flight...

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Black Hawk: Aircraft Tow Bridle Now Available
By | May 6, 2020
A new tow bridle kit (multiple leg sling), NSN 3940-01-672-4165, can be used for all H-60L/M/V model Black Hawk helicopters during C5 and C17 loadouts...

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Black Hawk: Arctic Maintenance Care in Alaska
By | May 5, 2020
Cold weather is a threat to you, your crew and everyone who maintains the aircraft. Even when moving an aircraft into the hangar from the arctic cold for maintenance, there are second- and third- order effects to consider...

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T700 Aircraft Engines: Inspect Cold Section Modules Before Turn-in
By | April 24, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 800 (Jul 19), page 24. Mechanics, are you eyeballing the T701 engine’s cold section module (CSM) blades for erosion? That’s not good enough!...

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AH-64/UH/HH-60: Keep Feet Off Engines![
By | April 16, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 794 pages 22-23. Mechanics, Black Hawk and Apache engines have delicate connectors and parts. So every time you step where you shouldn’t, stuff gets broken. And that defeats the purpose...

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UH-60L Black Hawk: CECOM Needs Parts Turned In ASAP
By | April 10, 2020
If you have any excess cockpit indicators, navigation equipment, control heads or aircraft communications equipment, dust ‘em off and turn ‘em in to supply...

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Black Hawk: ESSS CEFS Modification Kits Needed
By | March 12, 2020
Mechanics, if your UH-60 aircraft has the external stores support system (ESSS) installed, listen up! ESSS wings are attached to the aircraft to hold external fuel tanks. When new ESSS crashworthy external fuel system (CEFS)...

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HH-/UH60M: MFD Software Release Coming
By | Feb. 21, 2020
The Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO) is working on the next release of the Multifunctional Display (MFD). It’s set to hit the field in the third quarter of FY 2020 for the HH/UH-60M aircraft...

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Black Hawk: Turn in Unserviceable Repair Parts
By | Feb. 21, 2020
Maintenance and overhaul programs rely on you to turn in unserviceable parts! If you have any unserviceable Black Hawk parts lying around, turn them in ASAP...

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T701D Engine: Inquiring Minds Have Questions
By | Feb. 11, 2020
Taking care of your engine is a daily task. Answers to questions you might have about the T701D engine can be found in TM 1-2840-248-23&P (Oct 19)...

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Black Hawk: EBAPS Kit Part Number Change
By | Jan. 31, 2020
If you have the Enhanced Ballistic Armament Protection System (EBAPS) kit installed on your UH-60 aircraft and you’re flying under AWR 1752, contact the UH-60 Project Office to have the kit’s part number changed as soon as...

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Black Hawk: Get Parts Turned In ASAP
By | Jan. 31, 2020
Maintenance and overhaul programs rely on you to do your part! In order for the supply system to meet the demands for H-60 series helicopter components, unserviceable Black Hawk parts must be turned in for repair ASAP...

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Black Hawk: Turn in Repairable Unserviceable Parts
By | Jan. 24, 2020
Mechanics, the rigid connecting links with condition code F are repairable. If your shop has unserviceable connecting links, NSN 3040-01-197-1745 (PN 70400-08110-060) and NSN 3040-01-287-2438 (PN 70400-08151-061), turn them...

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Black Hawk/Apache: Check Retention Pins
By | Jan. 23, 2020
Mechanics, there are nonconforming pins for the actuating rings of the inlet guide vane (IGV) in the field. These are or need to be replaced by the Aviation Support Battalion (ASB). Read on to learn why and how...

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Black Hawk: Unserviceable Pressure Altimeters Need Turn-In
By | Jan. 15, 2020
Photo by Mark Olsen Mechanics,A new five-year maintenance and overhaul (M&O) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is now in place for Black Hawk pressure altimeters, NSN 6610-01-091-3701 (PN B4420210002)...

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UH-60 Black Hawk: Sun Shades Protect Aircraft from Heat
By | Dec. 31, 2019
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New T700 Engine IETM Now on Army Enterprise Portal
By | Dec. 19, 2019
Mechanics, the wait is over. The T700-GE-700/-701C/-701D engine's newest IETM, TM 1-2840-248-23&P (EM 0271, Oct 19), is now published. You can find it on the Army Enterprise Portal...

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H-60A/L: Position Critical for Oil Cooler Sensor Mounting Block
By | Nov. 26, 2019
During a recent Black Hawk test, technicians discovered the oil cooler sensor mounting block wasn’t installed correctly. The sensor block was installed with the fore/aft sensor facing the right side of the aircraft instead of...

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H-60 Aircraft: Got Utility Helicopter Safety Questions?
By | Nov. 18, 2019
Having safety issues with any of your H-60 helicopter models? Here’s an email address for field units to submit inquiries about any issues affecting safety...

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter maintenance crew from the 238th Aviation Regiment, Delaware National Guard, prepares for a training mission over Northern Michigan, July 21, 2019, as part of exercise Northern Strike 19.
Black Hawk: Don’t Stockpile Unserviceables
By | Nov. 5, 2019
Mechanics,Keeping unserviceable Black Hawk assets on the shelf does no one any good. It’s much better to turn in that equipment for repair so it can be returned to service.The equipment listed below has a low unserviceable...

U.S. Soldiers from C Company, 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade from Fort Hood Texas conducts 40-120 flight hours maintenance on a HH-60 MEDEVAC helicopter, March 27, 2018, at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany.
UH-60: Have Unserviceable Parts? Turn Them In!
By | Oct. 30, 2019
Mechanics, the maintenance and overhaul programs need your help! The supply system can only meet the demand for parts when it has parts to repair. The parts listed in this article have low return rates...

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Aviation: Quick-Release Extension Tether Fielding Update
By | Oct. 28, 2019
Operators, now that PM Air Warrior is almost done training and fielding the quick-release extension tether (QRET), MEDEVAC folks need your help. If there are any MEDEVAC, Black Hawk, and Chinook units out there that haven’t...

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H-60M Black Hawk: Protect Aircraft Folding Stabilator
By | Oct. 25, 2019
When you’re working on the Black Hawk’s M-Model tail rotor, put a cover on the composite stabilator. It’s a must no matter how careful you think you are with tools...