Erickson announces final FAA certification of the composite main rotor blades of the S-64F and CH-54B
4 December 2020 – Portland, OR. – Erickson Incorporated has announced final FAA certification for the composite main rotor blades on the S-64F and CH-54B.
Earlier this year, Erickson announced FAA approval of the S-64E model. This recent announcement finalises the certification of the S-64F and CH-54B, solidifying FAA certification for the entire fleet of S-64 Air Crane E &
F models, as well as the CH-54 Skycrane A & B models.
The advanced design of the blades provides a significant performance advantage, especially at hot and high conditions. This Certification brings considerable advantages, such as:
- Performance gains
- Fuel savings
- Reduced vibration, meaning reduced wear and fatigue on the entire aircraft
- Blade interchangeability with the E/A models