Recommendation R20040073

Recommendation issued to: Bell Helicopter Co

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040073
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 the incorporation of a specific note in all maintenance manuals highlighting to maintenance personnel the possibility of incorrect orientation of the lower tank unit float arm.

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:

The 206B maintenance manual contains the following NOTE: "Position float arm of upper tank unit to the right side of helicopter and lower tank unit float arm forward".

Bell Helicopter believes the information currently provided in the 206B maintenance manuals contains sufficient instructions for properly positioning the lower float unit.

Last update 01 April 2011