1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron at Hurlburt Field AFB, FL have recently received a Helitest Wing Kit and Tank Pressurization System2 for fuel leak detection and fuel cell pressure decay and repair verification testing. MSgt. Jeffrie Gardner, the squadrons accessories flight chief, aided United States Air Force wide maintenance modernization by having C-130 fuel leak repair procedures updated to include efficiency and safety improvements. MSgt. Gardners goal in revising existing procedures was to update the way that scheduled and AOG maintenance is performed for Air Force Special Operations Command C-130 aircraft, to allow for increased aircraft availability for training missions.
Aircraft fuel leak detection processes, when Aerowing equipment is used, can save costly resources such as time and man power. Each control panel is operated by a touch screen program, nearly automating the leak detection, sealant curing and pressure decay tests.
Credit and the entire store of the improvements being made at Hurlburt AFB can be found on the Hurlburt AFB websites new page, or by clicking this link.