Jet Rangers Receive FAA Approval for Life Extension
Airwolf Aerospace’s Tension-Torsion (TT) straps for Bell 206 helicopters have received FAA approval for a 36-month/1,200 hour calendar life extension. TT straps for the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, 206L Long Ranger and OH-58 helicopters, previously had a 24-month/1,200-hour life limit.
Airwolf Aerospace technical director, John Montana, says, “The extension of the calendar life of our TT Straps is the next phase in our development of this innovative product. We’ve had an incredible response so far from customers who purchased our original straps, which were launched in March 2011. We expect to serve even more Bell 206/206L operators with our 36-month TT Straps.
“We worked over seven years to bring our original product to the market, and now customers have an even more affordable, FAA/PMA alternative, STC’d for their Bell 206 helicopters.”
Airwolf manufactures its straps under its FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA). The straps are STC’d by FAA, EASA, ANAC, and TCCA.
Using its proprietary manufacturing processe, and testing, Airwolf was able to prove to the FAA that its straps should have their life limit increased by 50% to 36 months. The result was the approval of the 50 percent life increase.
Airwolf’s TT straps are approved for all Jet Rangers, Long Rangers, and OH 58s.
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