Accession Number : ADA290045

Title :   Helicopter Life Substantiation: Review of Some USA and UK Initiatives.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Fraser, K. F.

PDF Url : ADA290045

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Military operators normally undertake programs to substantiate the fatigue lives of life-limited components in their major helicopter fleets. During recent visits to military helicopter representatives in the USA and the UK, the author discussed the motivation and the technical approach adopted by these operators for helicopter component life substantiation. Issues and programs of particular relevance to the Australian Defence Force are examined in this document.

Descriptors :   *LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), *FATIGUE LIFE, *HELICOPTERS, METHODOLOGY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MONITORING, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AUSTRALIA.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE