Aircraft maintenance engineering program expands helicopter fleet

Our aircraft maintenance engineering program took the wrapper off a Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105 yesterday that was donated by the Canadian Coast Guard.

The Bo 105 was the first light twin-engine helicopter in the world, combining stability and maneuverability. It also has a hingeless rotor system with the four blades bolted to a solid titanium rotor head. It is the first-twin engine helicopter in our fleet and joins seven other rotorcraft, including the Bell 204/205 and 206.

“It will provide diversity to our program, allowing students more exposure to industry work practices. The hingeless rotor head design is unique and provides additional training value,” said Leo Manning, Associate Dean of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. “It is an exceptional addition that will benefit our students for years to come. Our thanks to the Canadian Coast Guard and Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans for the donation they have made.”

Original article from Northern Lights College