The use of a quick, accurate and simple to use Static Balance tool and the implementation of routine Static Balancing into a blade management plan provides the most cost effective saving of any RTB or condition monitoring option on the market today.
By implementing a simple but effective change in blade management which incorporates the routine use of a quick, accurate and simple to use Static Balance tool, it has the potential of returning the capital procurement costs in just one blade. If only one, otherwise unusable blade from commonly used helicopters today can be returned to service, this will easily pay the capital procurement costs of one of these tools. Any subsequent savings in man hours, flight hours, increased aircraft availability or reduced blade inventories is purely additional savings above and beyond the initial procurement costs.
To assist in analysing potential savings such a system may provide, three spreadsheets are provided Free as downloads.