Breeze Eastern was founded and started business in 1926 in New York, and manufactured helicopter equipment. The hoist and winch equipment manufactured by this company is being used widely for rescue and cargo lifting operations. This label is also considered superior for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the equipment hoist and cargo hook. The quality of hoist and cargo hook is most important for safety of its use because this equipment is used in tough rescue and heavy cargo operations.
Revised Breeze Eastern Maintenance Concept
Breeze Eastern received supplemental type certificates (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the United States’ governmental body to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. The company meets requirements of FAA and accordingly, revised its maintenance concept for cargo hooks in 2010 to fulfil the government’s requirements. The company replaced its “External cargo Hook Inspection, maintenance and Overhaul Recommendations” in toto, for this purpose.
Inclusions in Breeze Eastern Maintenance Concept
According to Breeze Eastern Cargo Hook Maintenance Concept, some maintenance information may be exported outside United States, under approved service agreement. The maintenance services defined in the concept are scheduled maintenance, repair or unscheduled maintenance, and overhaul.
- Scheduled maintenance is performed on a cargo hook returned by operators.
- Unscheduled level is to go to the repair level necessary to return the cargo hook to service, and includes functional testing and mandated improvements to enhance performance and safety of the assembly.
- In overhaul, there is complete disassembly of the unit and critical parts are thoroughly inspected to engineering design criteria; worn pars and consumables are replaced; and unit is reassembled and tested. The unit is returned after complete satisfaction. There’s specified interval for overhaul of the unit which is either five years, three thousand cycles, or one thousand hours of external load operations from installation, whichever is earlier.