An Overview of US Army Helicopter Structures Reliability and Maintainability,
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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The purpose of the report is to provide a quantitative and qualitative review of U.S. Army helicopter structure reliability and maintainability problems and subsequently to discuss related reliability and maintainability efforts that are expected to provide solutions. For the purpose of this paper, helicopter structures are deemed to include rotor blades as well as primary and secondary elements of the airframe. Structural aspects of other components engines, gearboxes, etc. are normally addressed in conjunction with other items related to the component and are not discussed.