Freedom Aero Service has introduced two new repair processes for the Eurocopter AS350 and EC130. The FRS-12 process repairs the helicopter’s start card and FRS-16 modifies the master electrical (ME) box. Scott Durham said the FRS-16 process can save as much as 50 percent of the replacement cost by making the older-style ME boxes interchangeable with the latest version. “The start card was not repairable; your only option was to buy a new one at about $1,550. If replacement didn’t solve the problem, you were stuck with a new card you didn’t need.
Naasco Northeast (Booth No. 4551), provider of repair and overhaul services for starter-generators and other engine components, marks 25 years of attendance at Heli-Expo this year with a completely redesigned booth. The updated display forms the backdrop for Naasco’s presentation of its newest capabilities in starter-generator repair and overhaul and parts made under FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) regulations.