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Don't Forget About Helicopter Maintenance

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International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) workshop presentation from HeliExpo 2013

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Don't Forget About Helicopter Maintenance

  1. 1. HAI 2013Chris Meinhardt, Air Methods Corporation
  2. 2.  Why are we here? Accident prevention
  3. 3.  Do it right the first time ◦ Paperwork ◦ Maintenance Manual ◦ Maintenance Program ◦ Proper Torque ◦ Safeties ◦ Second Set of Eyes
  4. 4. Tool Control & Human Factors
  5. 5. 6 4/2/2013
  6. 6.  Ready for a ground run?
  7. 7.  Safe for flight?
  8. 8.  Has anyone seen my droplight?
  9. 9.  Tool Control Program Structure
  10. 10.  The toolkit is within its final phase and has been developed primarily in a bullet point format to allow helicopter operators to use it as a checklist It is important to note that the toolkit was written as a “what” to do and not a prescriptive “how” to do The operator can decide how the maintenance checklist guidelines can be implemented in its own organization.
  11. 11.  Add to a basic SMS program. Can be implemented for any type operation, from the largest to the smallest. Second set of eyes process There is not a “canned program” for aviation operators, you need to develop one that meets the needs / requirements of your operation. Keep special tools in mind when developing The toolkit has been developed primarily in a bullet point format to allow helicopter operators to use as a checklist.
  12. 12.  Future deliverables in work; ◦ Quality Assurance Oversight  Field and Hangar Perspective
  13. 13. Name EmployerChris Meinhardt, Lead Air Methods Corporation Dan Prince Heli-Flite Shares John Costello Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company Bill Hopper Heli- Stat Your Name Here Company Name Here Your Name Here Company Name Here Your Name Here Company Name Here
  14. 14. End’s up on Facebook.
  15. 15. Chris MeinhardtDirector of Maintenance, Air Methods Corporationcmeinhardt@airmethods.comTelephone: 303-792-7430

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