Originally Posted by rotorhead1250
AF helicopters still use FE's. I retired 10 years ago as a search and rescue FE on HH60 Pavehawks.
Interesting to know. I claim to know nothing at all about helicopters, military or civil, except to marvel each time one of them makes a successful lift off,flight,and landing.
I never was around them in my aviation career,but I did learn in my career that it took a special kind of mechanic to maintain them - lots of close tolerances,especially around the rotor head (Jesus Bolt)and control system.
Also have a lot of life limited parts.