The FAA is proposing an Airworthiness Directive for the Brantly International B-2, B-2A, and B-2B helicopters with a certain main rotor blade. The proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of main rotor blade cracks and a 2007 accident in New Zealand in which a crack that originated near the main rotor blade trailing edge resulted in the loss of a large section of the blade. The proposed actions are intended to prevent loss of the main rotor blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
FAA Proposed Airworthiness Directive for Brantly B-2
- November 28, 2012, 1:45 PM