South Korea resumes operations on AW159 naval helicopters

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Read: 876     14:46     13 January 2020    

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has resumed operations on seven of its eight AW159 naval helicopters.


The entire fleet of anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable aircraft was grounded in November 2019 as a precautionary measure after abnormal vibrations were detected in one of the helicopters during a routine patrol operation, said a RoKN representative in an email reply to Jane’s on 11 January.

These vibrations have since been narrowed down to a faulty rotor vibration damper on the affected aircraft. The remaining seven helicopters were not affected by the fault, and were cleared to resume normal operations progressively since 3 January, the service added.

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South Korea resumes operations on AW159 naval helicopters

2020/01/1578909709.jpg
Read: 877     14:46     13 January 2020    

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has resumed operations on seven of its eight AW159 naval helicopters.


The entire fleet of anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable aircraft was grounded in November 2019 as a precautionary measure after abnormal vibrations were detected in one of the helicopters during a routine patrol operation, said a RoKN representative in an email reply to Jane’s on 11 January.

These vibrations have since been narrowed down to a faulty rotor vibration damper on the affected aircraft. The remaining seven helicopters were not affected by the fault, and were cleared to resume normal operations progressively since 3 January, the service added.

Janes



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