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NEWS | June 2, 2023

AH-64E Apache: Inspect for Missing or Loose Set Screws

BLUF: Inspect W111 and W112 wire harness 90-degree connectors to see if they’re loose or missing; if either, repair or replace.   

Soldier explaining the working of an Apache helicopter to senator.
Photo by Sgt. Savannah Roy
Mechanics, a one-time inspection is required to check for loose or missing setscrews on the W111 and W112 angled connectors as stated in aviation maintenance action message (AMAM), H-64-23-AMAM-09.  The AMAM has instructions for what to do if the setscrews are loose or not installed at all.
The W111 connector is in the left hand (LH) mid extended forward avionics bay (EFAB).
Inspect W111 connector for missing or loose setscrew
Inspect W111 connector for missing or loose setscrew

The W112 connector is in the left hand (LH) AFT avionics bay.

Inspect W112 connector for missing or loose setscrew
Inspect W112 connector for missing or loose setscrew

Follow all the instructions in H-64-23-AMAM-09 for compliance. Also, units must make an initial TAMMS-A entry upon receipt of the AMAM that they will comply with its instructions by 9 Jun 23. If aircraft are in transit during this period, units have up to 30 days after arrival at their destination to make the initial entry.
To view the detailed instructions for the setscrews in the AMAM, click HERE.  Click on Consolidated Listings, select Aviation as the Record Type, H-64 as System Type and AMAM as Message Type. Then click Search. Results are listed in chronological order.
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