NTSB: Helo Operators Need More Awareness Of Retrofit Kits

Credit: Vector Aerospace
The NTSB believes installing a crash-resistant fuel system into existing helicopters would help mitigate the safety risk of post-crash fires in survivable accidents. However, the safety board is concerned that owners and operators of FAR Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters may be unaware of retrofit...
Patrick Veillette, Ph.D.

Upon his retirement as a non-routine flight operations captain from a fractional operator in 2015, Dr. Veillette had accumulated more than 20,000 hours of flight experience in 240 types of aircraft—including balloons, rotorcraft, sea planes, gliders, war birds, supersonic jets and large commercial transports. He is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University.

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