NEW MAIN ROTOR BLADES
HELICOPTER TECHNOL0GY COMPANY
Blades successfully passed flight testing in the fall of 2018 peforming a variety of maneuvers
Blades are currently in fatigue testing which started in early February
2018 Update on new 204P2100-103 blade
The new 204P2100-103 blade will be going into flight test this month. The flight test will be immediately followed by fatigue testing.
The -103 configuration features a new Lower Grip plate which is constructed from a single plate of titanium.
The existing -101 configuration is a laminate of Aluminum and Steel.
By changing to the single piece titanium grip, the possibility of dis-bonding between the two laminates will be eliminated.
The -103 will not be subject to the new AD.
FAA Approval is expected in the next few months.
Part Number 204P2100-101
Main Rotor Blade Features :
FAA Certificated Interchangeable in any combination with
BHT 204-011-250-113 Blade
Additional 48 inch (1219 mm) Stainless Steel Abrasion Strip at Tip
7075 Aluminum Alloy Spar
High Visibility Paint Schemes Available
AD 2018-02-07- Blade Inspection
HELICOPTER TECHNOLOGY MAIN ROTOR BLADES
We have done our research on these blades by talking to those who have been flying them. This is what we have heard:
Blades Balance quickly, saving time for maintenance crew
Fly Smoothly both high and low speed & high and low altitude
leading to better performance because of this smooth flight
Less aiframe maintenance due to the smoother performance
They are currently $40,000+ less per blade than Bell blades (with Bell discount) that have 100 hours less life limits
Blades are available immediately while Bell Blades currently have one year lead time
Manufacturer offers outstanding customer service.
MAIN ROTOR BLADE LIFE
Commercial Bell Models
204B: 2,600 hours
205A: 2,600 hours
205A-1: 2,600 hours
UH-1H: 2,600 hours
TH-1F: 2,600 hours
UH-1F: 2,600 hours
UH-1P: 2,600 hours
UH-1B: 2,600 hours **
**with STC SR00026DE Tail Boom Extension Installed
Additional 48" (1219 MM)
Stainless Steel Abrasion Strip
METAL MAIN ROTOR BLADES NOW AVAILABLE FOR BELL HELICOPTERS
Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are now offering Metal Main Rotor Blades for commercial Bell Helicopters 204B, 205 & 205A-1 along with various UH-1 model restricted category helicopters. The HTC Part Number 204P2100-101 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement the Bell Helicopter - Textron Part Number 204-011-250-113 Main Rotor Blade.
HTC designs and produces its own line of Helicopter Main and Tail Rotor Blades at its Facilities in Los Angeles, California. The company is an FAA Approved Production Approval Holder and Repair Station (#HQPR671X) with ISO 9001:2008 + AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 + AS9110B Certifications.
“HTC was formed in 1994 and has Rotor Blades in Service in more than 40 countries around the world” Frank Palminteri, HTC President and CEO, states “ We saw there was a need in the UH-1 market for main rotor blades and worked to get them certificated and into production for UH-1 operators to insure that blades are available when they need them.”
The HTC UH1 Main Rotor Blade is fully interchangeable and carries a life-limit of 2,600 hours. Installation of this Blade is covered by FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Number SR02492LA.