Operating in harsh conditions, such as flying over hot desert terrain on a search-and-rescue mission, can be tough on an aircraft. Some of the main culprits are particles. Discover what they can do to your engine—and what you can do about it.
Picture this: An Air Ambulance Helicopters is called to the site of a highway accident in a major city. Traffic is backed up and first responders are on the scene. The pressure is on to get the helicopter to land on the highway and take off again quickly—for the patient’s sake and for traffic flow to be restored.
As a P&WC Field Support Representative (FSR), Daniel Bigras goes the extra mile to support customers, even driving through the night to deliver an engine part so a helicopter could make it to a very important celebration.
Your engine is designed for the cold. Like aircraft that fly at sub-zero, high-altitude temperatures, engines are also built to perform in the same environments. Harsh, icy conditions can cause some difficulties for aircraft operators, but there are ways to counter these.