Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

25-Nov-2020 Source: VHA

In mid-November 2020, Van Horn Aviation received a letter from Brazil’s Agency Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) conferring a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 206B main rotor blades bearing the part number 20635000-501. The ANAC STC, posted on VHA’s Documents page, validates the FAA STC SR02732LA issued in August 2020 and permits the new main rotor blades to be installed on Bell 206B JetRangers registered in Brazil.

The 206B Version 2 composite main rotor blades use the same corrosion-resistant carbon fiber/foam core construction as VHA’s original 206B main rotor blades, but contain different carbon fiber ply counts and orientations to “soften” the blades and mimic the ride and feel of the metal blades. With a service life of 10,000 hours (double the metal blades) and available directly from VHA and its distributors at a list price of $60,000 per blade, the VHA 20635000-501 blades replace OEM metal blades with part numbers 206-010-200-133 and up.

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