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412 The Bell 412 uses a four-blade main rotor. The first prototype first flew in August 1979. The initial model was certified in January 1981. The 412 model was followed by the 412SP (Special Performance) version featuring larger fuel capacity, higher takeoff weight, and optional seating arrangements. In 1991, the 412HP (High Performance) variant with improved transmission replaced the SP version in production. The 412EP (Enhanced Performance) version is equipped with a dual digital automatic flight control system. In 2013, Bell introduced the 412EPI which includes an electronic engine control (FADEC) for a PT6T-9 engine upgrade, and a glass cockpit display system similar to the Bell model 429.
CH-47 Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. It is typically used for troop movement, artillery placement, and battlefield resupply. With speeds up to 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) the helicopter is faster than utility and attack helicopters of the 1960s. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. The Chinook helicopter has been sold to 16 nations. The US Army and Royal Air Force are among the end-users. The U.S. Army plans to operate the CH-47 Chinook until 2038.
C-130 Lockheed's C-130 transport plane has a unique set of requirements for maintenance that include, for example, its hydraulically operated ramp at the rear of the fuselage. Over the years, many variations on the initial design were developed, for example, aerial gun ships, search and rescue operations, airborne refueling, and the transport of Special Forces. Keeping these large planes maintained requires technicians that understand radar, hydraulics, radio, instrumentation, fuel systems, and the accessory systems that enable the many variations of C-130.
Bell 212 The Bell 212 is a two-blade, twin-engine, helicopter. Manufactured by Bell Helicopter, the 212 was originally developed for military forces in Canada. The Canadian Forces took delivery of them back in the 1970s . The US military has also ordered Bell 212s under the designation UH-1N. The 212 can carry an external load of up to 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) can be carried. Its main rotor is powered by two coupled power turbines driving a common gearbox. They are capable of producing up to 1,800 shp (1,342 kW). One single engine can deliver 900 shp (671 kW) for 30 minutes, or 765 shp (571 kW) continuously, enabling the 212 to maintain cruise performance at maximum weight.
F-18 The F/A-18 aircraft was originally developed by McDonnell Douglas. Several variants of the aircraft exist today, including the “Super Hornet.” The F/A-18 Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Production began in September 1997, after the merger of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. The United States Navy started flying the Super Hornet in 1999.
F–16 Although it was originally designed in 1975 by General Dynamics for ground attacks, the F-16 has since then developed into a multi-role aircraft. The design uses variable camber wings and leading edge strakes to produce high lift and avoid root stall, even at high angle of attack. It has a fly-by-wire control system for maneuverability and a large array of sophisticated avionics, upgraded software and weapon systems, and radar. AMS has OEM approval to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul of many aircraft subassemblies.
UH-60 Sikorsky's UH-60 helicopter, also known as the Black Hawk, can be quickly broken down for transport aboard large cargo aircraft. It has many combat survivability features that protect the nearly 20 troops it transports at a one time. Some models of the UH-60 have been adapted by the US Navy and US Coast Guard for special operations. AMS has experience maintaining and servicing most variations of the UH-60 for the different branches of the U.S. military.
F-5 The F-5 is part of the light fighter project that began at Northrup in 1953. The F5E Tiger ll and other variants of the F-5 that emerged in the 1970s had more powerful engines, greater fuel capacity, and numerous aerodynamic improvements. AMS technicians understand how years of service under severe operating conditions can affect performance of electronic and avionic components in electronic, mechanical, and other aircraft systems. They use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to repair and extend the life of critical F-5 components.
F-15 The F-15 is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter originally manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). The F-15 Eagle first flew in July 1972. More than 1,600 F-15 aircraft were manufactured in the three decades that followed. The F-15E has two afterburning turbofan engines, each generating approximately 29,000 pounds of thrust. The aircraft can reach speeds more than twice the speed of sound and can carry up to 23,000 pounds of payload, including air-to-ground weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), SLAM-ER, and air-to-air weapons such as the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), AIM-9X Sidewinder and Small Diameter Bomb.
UH-1 The Bell UH-1 Iroquois is powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors. It has a metal fuselage of semi-monocoque construction with tubular landing skids and two rotor blades on the main rotor.Early UH-1 models had a single Lycoming T53 turboshaft engine. Later UH-1 and related models had twin engines and four-blade rotors. Main structure consist of two longitudinal main beams that run under the passenger cabin to the nose and back to the tail boom attachment point. The main beams are separated by transverse bulkheads and provide the supporting structure for the cabin, landing gear, under-floor fuel tanks, transmission, engine and tail boom.The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and it first flew on 20 October 1956. It was nicknamed "Huey."
CN235 The CN235 from Airbus meets the needs for airlift missions, in the deployment and logistic support of peacekeeping forces, and in disaster relief operations or any other ‘civic’ missions for the benefit of society. Able to carry up to six tonnes / 13,200lb of payload, or up to 51 personnel.