DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
TAIL ROTOR BLADE INSPECTION FOR
ALL AH--64 SERIES HELICOPTERS
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D. C.
17 January 2002
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
THIS PUBLICATION IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL RESCINDED OR SUPERSEDED.
Priority Classification. Urgent
MACOM Commanders may authorize temporary exception from message re-
quirements. Exception may only occur when combat operations or matter of life
or death in civil disasters or other emergencies are so urgent that the override the
consequences of continued aircraft operation.
a. Aircraft in Use. Upon receipt of this Technical Bulletin (TB) make the following entry on the DA Form
2408--13--1: Enter a red horizontal dash "--" status symbol with the following statement: "Conduct records
check IAW TB 1--1520--238--20--118 prior to next flight, but no later than (NLT) 1 Oct 01". The red horizontal
dash "--" may be cleared when the inspection of paragraph 8 is completed. The affected aircraft shall be in-
spected as soon as practical but no later than (NLT) 1 Oct 01 prior to next flight. Failure to comply with the
requirements of this TB within the time frame will cause the status symbol to be upgraded to a red "x".
(2) Aircraft at Contractor Facility. Boeing will inspect DD 250 aircraft prior to those aircraft depart-
ing for ferry to final destination.
c. Aircraft in Transit.
d. Maintenance Trainers (Category A and B). Same as paragraph 1a .
e. Component/Parts in Stock Including War Reserves at All Levels (Depot and Others). Upon receipt
of this TB, the materiel condition tags of all items in all condition codes listed in paragraph 6 and 7 shall be
annotated to read "(TB 1--1520--238--20--118), Tail Rotor Inspection, Not Complied With".
This TB supersedes USAATCOM Safety of Flight Message 252112Z Aug 01 (A H--64--01- 09).