The Basic Helicopter Maintenance Trainer (BHMT) is a freestanding helicopter trainer enabling students to carry out practical training by performing standard maintenance procedures associated with rotary wing aircraft. There are a multitude of systems which the students can carry out functional testing, fault diagnosis and remove/install procedures.
The BHMT uses an optimum mix of high-fidelity replica and real aircraft components installed in a refurbished airframe representative of a generic rotary wing aircraft. The equipment enhances the training given by allowing the instructor to demonstrate at ground level, operation of systems e.g. cockpit layout, instrumentation, Gas Turbine Engine remove and install, flying controls etc. thereby underpinning the students’ knowledge of these systems.
BHMT covers knowledge and learning tasks involved with the following aviation training standards and qualiﬁcations: EASA/EMAR Pt66, FAA, City & Guilds, CASA MEA.
• Airframe structure with easily visible cockpit area;
• Gas Turbine Engine;
• Main Rotor and Tail Rotor Transmission;
• Rotors flight control system, with collective, cyclic and yaw channels visible during operation;
• Hydraulic power supply providing flight control via hydraulic assisted servo actuators;
• Electrical supplies;
• Generic glass cockpit featuring electronic flight instrument display;
• Replicated stand-by analogue flight instruments;
• Student perform practical tasks using aircraft manuals, standard tools and test equipment;
• Instructor operating station provides overall control, monitors activity and input of faults during simulated engine and rotor start training tasks;
• Includes Ground Support Equipment and Specialist tools.