Upper LH Tailboom Longeron
Vector has been made aware of three similar incidents in the past 6 months. Vector STC SR00267SE installs an Upper LH Tailboom Longeron along with Push-Pull control and Tractor tailrotor(212 configuration). We recently obtained FAA DER approval to install these replacement parts as a FAA certified solution for this cracking issue.
We are currently working on an AOG in Colorado to repair this area. We have a field alignment plate and trained technicians that can support major structural repairs as well as most maintenance related incidents.
· Photo below shows the old and new longeron.
Contact info: John Jongema UH-1H Program Manager Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services NA;