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"the composite repair experts"

Airborne Services

specialized in helicopter rotor blades

Airborne Services is a Part 145 approved organisation specialising in the maintenance, repair and modification of composite and light sheet metal aircraft components for both military as well as civil operators and OEM’s. We focus on short turnaround times and reduced costs for our clients.

As a response to a growing demand for maintenance, repair and modification of composites and hybrid structures, Airborne Services taps into its 20 years of experience on composites processing technology to serve the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market.

The current approved ratings include: doors – hatches (C4), helicopter rotor blades (C10), aircraft propeller blades (C16) and fuselage, nacelles & pylons (C20).


our capabilities

In rotor blade repair, our technicians have more than 10 year experience on helicopter platforms, both in composite repair as well as engineering and program management. With Airborne Services you can rely on the following MRO&U capabilities:

 

1. inspection (visual & NDT) and damage assessment

Inspection and repair of composite rotor blades requires specific knowledge of composites and of rotor blade design. In house inspectors examine the rotor blade visually, by tapping and by using NDI. They determine if there is (in)visible damage or delamination within the structure and they assess the severity of the damage.

 

2. composites repair

Repair of rotor blades requires specific skills to guarantee that strength, aerodynamic shape, weight and balance remain within defined limits after repair. Experienced specialists perform required authorised repairs.

 

3. sealing and painting

Protecting components against environmental conditions in a proper way increases the Mean Time Between Unscheduled Repair. Components are painted in a state of the art facility by experienced paint specialists.

 

4. balancing

Proper balancing of a rotor blade decreases the required number of Rotor Track &Balance (RT&B) flights to get the rotor blade set balanced. Our trained personnel are experts in accurate balancing of rotor blades.


how we work

our offerings

Airborne works on both military as well as civil platforms and takes responsibility for the composite repair, engineering and program management. OEM-approved procedures are used to repair rotor blades and other aero structures. Depending on the aircraft type, a large number of repairs can be performed.

AS532 Cougar

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • structural components

CH-47D & CH-47F Chinook

components

  • forward rotor blades
  • aft rotor blades
  • Structural components

AH-64D Apache

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • structural components

NH90

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • structural components

MD900 / MD902 Explorer

components

  • main rotor blades
  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural macelles & pylons

MD520

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons

Super Puma H215 MK1 & 2, H225

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons

AW139

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons

Bell 212

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons

Bell 412

components

  • main rotor blades
  • tail rotor blades
  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons

H155

components

  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons

H175

components

  • doors – hatches
  • structural fuselage
  • structural nacelles & pylons
our facility

Airborne Services bv has a Composite Repair Shop specialized in helicopter rotor blade repair at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Main Support Base Woensdrecht.  The facility has, amongst others, a:

  • cleaning and inspection area
  • bonding in climate controlled clean room
  • sanding and paint booth
  • balancing room

 

 

 


approvals

Airborne Services is an EASA Part 145 approved and MAA-NLD A-145 accredited maintenance organisation, and FAA 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station. In addition, Airborne Services is AS9110B certified.

 

 

 

 


innovation and R&D programs

Airborne Services is involved in several R&D programs and works closely with national and international knowledge institutes. An improved balancing system is currently under development to reduce the number of Rotor Track and Balance Flights. As part of a Dutch consortium Airborne is furthermore working on the automation of part of the repair process by using robot technology. Airborne is one of the founding members, with GKN Fokker, the NLR and TU-Delft of the Development Centre for Maintenance of Composites.

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