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Do You Know Which 5 Helicopter Parts Get Overhauled Most Often?

Helicopters are incredibly complex machines, composed of many integral helicopter parts that require regular maintenance and care. No matter how well your parts are maintained, most helicopter components only have so many hours that it can fly before it has to be removed and overhauled (according to manufacturer specifications). Sometimes, certain helicopter parts only need to be repaired – but this is most often the case when a new part has a minor factory defect. The many dedicated and practiced hands at California Aero Components, a wholly owned subsidiary of Helimart, handle all of our helicopter part overhaul projects. They’ve been doing it for almost 12 years now, and don’t plan on giving up any time soon!

The top five most commonly overhauled helicopter parts are main rotor transmissions, tail rotor transmissions, landing gear dampers, overrunning clutches, and tail rotor pitch controls. These components experience the most wear during flight, and as such, they are some of the most overhauled components we work on. While each of these helicopter parts need to be maintained regularly, main and tail rotor transmissions need to be inspected and maintained very thoroughly. At the first sign of irregular behavior by a helicopter part, it is recommended that you consider either having them inspected or sending them to a specialist.

Many pilots end up having many of their components overhauled before they technically should. This happens primarily because they wait too long to overhaul or repair a part that is acting irregular. This irregular part damages the part that would otherwise have been functional for much longer. If you believe that you have a part that may be acting up, please give us a call at 800-826-6899. Our staff will easily identify your part and begin to figure out the source of the problem. We’ll also be able to let you know which other related parts you might want to consider getting inspected. Chances are we have your exact part in our inventory and we’ve likely overhauled it many times before – probably for the same reason.


Heli-Mart: Helicopter Parts, Helicopter Component Overhaul & Repair, and Helicopter Sales

Your helicopter doesn’t work from 9 to 5…Neither do we. When you are in need of helicopter spare parts, we strive to fulfill your orders with access to our large, on-shelf inventory. In situations that are more urgent, such as Aircraft On Ground (AOG), we are always a phone call or email away in getting you your needed replacements or repairs.

Heli-Mart Inc provides the highest level of expedited service to its worldwide customer base. Our extensive, on-shelf inventory contains spare parts for all major helicopter manufacturers, including: MD Helicopter, Bell Helicopter, Airbus (Eurocopter) Helicopter, and Sikorsky (Schweizer) Helicopter parts. We continue to buy helicopter inventories with thousands of new and used surplus helicopter parts, helicopter accessories and helicopter components. Furthermore, our in-house overhaul and repair facility, California Aero Components, enables us to maintain additional stock on items for the MD product line such as, main and tail rotor transmissions, pitch-controls, landing gear dampers, etc. This allows us to provide our customers with an added level of service and support in critical times.

With over 40 years of helicopter parts, helicopter repair, and helicopter sales experience, we will get you the parts and support you need, when you need it. Please give us a call so we can discuss your helicopter related needs.