DART Earns FAA Approval For Bell 205A-1/205B Drive Shaft Tunnels | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.08.16

Airborne 02.09.16

Airborne 02.10.16

Airborne 02.11.16

Airborne 02.12.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.08.16

Airborne 02.09.16

Airborne 02.10.16

Airborne 02.11.16

Airborne 02.12.16

Mon, Sep 22, 2008

DART Earns FAA Approval For Bell 205A-1/205B Drive Shaft Tunnels

Can Accommodate Larger-Diameter Tail Rotor Drive Shafts

DART Helicopter Services announced recently its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval of its Drive Shaft Tunnel for 205A-1/205B helicopters. This product has been Transport Canada certified; EASA certification is pending.

The DART Drive Shaft Tunnel has been designed incorporating several features that will reduce both installation time and maintenance costs. The new tunnel is larger at the forward end than the OEM assembly it replaces, in order to accommodate the larger diameter tail rotor drive shafts now common on Bell 205s.

DART says its Drive Shaft Tunnel also provides additional clearance around the tail rotor drive shaft at the forward firewall thereby easing alignment of the drive shaft and reducing the chance of the shaft contacting the tunnel during operations.

DART's Drive Shaft Tunnel features a removable center section below the starter/generator. This panel can be easily removed to provide extra clearance for starter/generator maintenance. Additionally, this section can be removed allowing for unprecedented access to view and inspect the tail rotor drive shaft. Due to the modular design, any of the four components of the drive shaft tunnel, including the Center section, may be independently replaced, without removal of the drive shaft, in the event of damage during routine maintenance rather than replacing the entire tunnel.

"Larger diameter tail rotor drive shafts and the Bell AD requiring frequent inspections have resulted in additional costs for operators both in maintenance and down time," said Bill Beckett, General Manager DART Aerospace. "The DART Drive Shaft Tunnels are now in stock at DART so we can immediately start providing operators with an alternative that relieves many of the inherent difficulties with the product currently available to operators.

"The improved inspectability and repleaceability make this is an ideal product to incorporate during routine overhaul," he added.

FMI: www.dartaero.com

Advertisement

More News

House Science Committee Approves Aviation R&D Bill

Authorizes Funding For The FAA's Research, Engineering, And Development Account Through 2019 The Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Thursday approved the FAA Leadership in>[...]

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship Mooney International Corporation unve>[...]

Airborne 02.11.16: Drone #s Increase, Fokker D. VIII Replica, Gulfstream G500

Also: Albania Auction, Aero-Community: AEA!, 500 F-35 Hours, SeaPort Airlines, Maxcraft Avionics, Air Power Museum, Webb Space Telescope FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a UAV>[...]

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship Mooney International Corporation unve>[...]

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you lik>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC