FAA Orders Replacement Of Some Bell Model 206L Main Rotor Blades

FAA last week issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD 2012-02-51) calling for replacement of certain Bell Model 206L (and -1, -3 and -4) main rotor blades that exceed a new shortened life limit. Originally 3,600 hr. time in service, the new life limit is 1,400 hr. The AD stems from a...

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