Rotor Blade Balancing – Tools & Techniques
Save money. Reduce maintenance costs. Increase your bottom line.
Get the competitive edge on your opposition.
Reduce your maintenance test flying by more than 50% increasing
your aircraft availability. Reduce your Maintenance Costs. Operators
to date have reported up to 80% of their test flying consists of
Rotor Track & Balance (RTB) test flights.
After adopting a slightly different approach to rotor balancing
using a revolutionary new tool
you too will enjoy the remarkable labour, time and cost savings
this same system has given to helicopter operators and rotor blade
repair centres around the world.
This slightly different approach to Blade
Management costs nothing in man hours and virtually nothing
in money – BUT has significant savings in man hours, airframe
hours and loss of revenue hours/task availability when compared
with Current Blade Management
Do you experience any of the following:
- Forced to fly “Sets” of blades?
- Require more than 2-3 flights to complete an average RTB exercise?
- Spend days trying to find blades which will fly together?
- Have blades which will not fly with other blades i.e. do you
have “rogue” blades ?
- Carry a large blade inventory to enable you to fly “Sets”
- Send blades back to either a blade repair facility or helicopter
manufacturer to have them balanced or matched as sets?
...then you will benefit from this Web site, particularly the suggested
new blade management.
As part of this process, we aim to shed some light on Dynamic
Rotor Track & Balance (RTB) procedures.
RWAS’s aim is to de-mystify the RTB process regardless of
will outline what we believe is the epicenter of a lot of grief
in modern day dynamic balancing in the helicopter fleets world wide
and how it often stems from a simple, but much overlooked basic
understanding of rotor blade design and manufacture.
It is a problem which has actually
been recognized for some time but has failed to be passed on through
our teaching institutions for helicopter engineers responsible for
rotor track and balance.
This problem is easily - and quickly fixed. It only takes a fundamental
change in understanding and managing rotor blades.
RWAS offers training packages customised to client requirements
- civil or military, helicopter or aeroplane. It includes one-on-one
or group instruction at the clients facilities to train maintenance
personnel on the WHOLE balance solution including skill training
on the particular model of RTB tuning equipment the client may be
using (regardless of manufacturer). Syllabi can be provided on
RWAS provides a non-aligned, independent consultancy specialising
in identifying weaknesses in current RTB procedures, equipment and
practices. It then offers recommendations to improve operational
efficiency in the field of RTB and vibration analysis if required.
us find the right equipment for your NEEDS and define the most cost
efficient procedures for RTB and vibration analysis for your fleet’s
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