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NEWS | Jan. 26, 2023

MEDEVAC: Hoist Cowling Modification Reduces Maintenance Burden

BLUF: MEO B3379 allows for cowling modification on the external rescue hoist to make event counter viewing easier.

Black Hawk crew inspecting external rescue hoist.
Photo by Sgt. Brian Schroeder
Mechanics, when it’s time to inspect the Breeze-Eastern external rescue hoist, PN BL-29900-30-1, you also must calculate the hoist cycles. That means doing a full-out and full-in of the entire 295-ft hoist cable. 
To accomplish this, you must access the event counter, but that can be a maintenance burden because it requires removing the cowling to view it. To reduce the burden, maintenance engineering order (MEO) B3379 provides instructions on how to modify the rescue hoist. A cowling cut-out and cover plate installation are needed to view the event counter without removing the cowling.
Follow engineering instructions to modify hoist cowling
Follow engineering instructions to modify hoist cowling
If your unit wants to perform this MEO modification, reach out to your local or nearest logistics assistance representative (LAR) for all the details. Got questions for PD MEDEVAC?  Email Michael Brooks at:
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