Coast Guard Helicopter to Undergo Extensive Repairs

ATLANTIC CITY: Coast Guard aircraft routinely operate in the harsh maritime environment, where salt-water can cause corrosion to important aircraft structures. Recently, their skilled aviation maintenance personnel identified corrosion on one of their MH-65D helicopters that was beyond the limit of what could be repaired at the unit. To preserve airworthiness, the aircraft was transported by flatbed truck to the USCG Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, NC. In conjunction with structural repairs, this aircraft will undergo a six-month conversion from the MH-65D to the modernized MH-65E with a glass cockpit and improved avionics system. Air Station Atlantic City said in a statement “We appreciate the partnership with the Aviation Logistics Center, and their entire team’s dedication to maintaining our aircraft so that we can execute our demanding missions safely.”


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