Recommendation R20040072

Recommendation issued to: Bell Helicopter Co

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040072
Date issued: 12 July 2004
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Bell Helicopters consider incorporating a change to the Bell 206B Flight Manual to alert owners of helicopters of this type to the possibility of uncovering the fuel pump inlets during out-of-trim flight at a low fuel level.

Initial response
Date issued:
Response from: Bell Helicopter Co
Action status: Closed - Not Accepted
Response text:

The following response to the recommendation was received from Bell Helicopters on 30 Sep 2004:

Bell Helicopter believes that maintaining trimmed flight is a requirement of basic airmanship in any helicopter and not appropriate for inclusion in specific model helicopter flight manual.

Last update 01 April 2011