The use of a quick, accurate and simple to use
Static Balance tool and the implementation of routine Static Balancing
into a blade management plan provides the most cost effective saving
of any RTB or condition monitoring option on the market today.
By implementing a simple but effective change in blade management
which incorporates the routine use of a quick, accurate and simple
to use Static Balance tool, it has the potential of returning the
capital procurement costs in just one blade. If only one, otherwise
unusable blade from commonly used helicopters today can be returned
to service, this will easily pay the capital procurement costs of
one of these tools. Any subsequent savings in man hours, flight
hours, increased aircraft availability or reduced blade inventories
is purely additional savings above and beyond the initial procurement
To assist in analysing potential savings such a system may provide,
three spreadsheets are provided Free as downloads.