(1) Wholesale Stock -- Upon receipt of this message, depot and materiel activity commanders
will ensure all items in condition codes //A//, //B//, //C//, //D//, and //E//, listed in paragraph 7, are placed in
condition code //J// and tagged with a suspended tag/label -- Materiel, DD Form 1575/DD Form 1575--1.
Do not remove original condition code tags. Report compliance with this message IAW paragraph 14b(2)
NLT 29 Mar 02.
(2) Retail Stock -- Upon receipt of this message, commanders and facility managers
maintaining retail stock at installation level and below shall contact the supported aviation unit to perform
the procedures required IAW paragraph 8 and 9 on suspect materiel. Report compliance with this
message IAW paragraph 14c(2) NLT 29 Mar 02.
Components/Parts in Work (Depot Level and Others). N/A.
2. Task/Inspection Suspense Date. Complete the inspection IAW paragraph 8 NLT 29 Mar 02 and report
IAW paragraph 14a(2) NLT 3 Apr 02.
. TAMMS Reporting Compliance Suspense Date
. Report compliance IAW paragraph 14a NLT
Summary of the Problem.
a. Testing of aircraft aircrew restraint system has revealed a potential for the Pacific--Scientific
manufactured restraint system adjusters to fail (slip) at high loads but below those designated in the
military specification, MIL--S--58095A. The adjusters' failure (slipping) may allow the seat occupant to
make contact with surrounding equipment or structure during an accident sequence. As such,
replacement assets will be provided to the applicable and appropriate facilities in direct exchange for the
The purpose of this TB is to identify Pacific--Scientific Restraint Systems for recall items.
End Items To Be Inspected. All AH--64 series aircraft.
Assembly Components To Be Inspected. N/A.
Parts To Be Inspected.
All affected parts will have cage code of 45402.
Piece Parts for the Restraint System Pilot and Co--pilot
Harness, Aircraft Safety
Belt, Aircraft Safety
Supplemental information regarding this message is available on the
AMCOM Safety and AH--64 websites:
a. Inspect assembly identification tags for discrepant Pacific--Scientific manufactured items with
heavy duty webbing adjusters. Heavy duty adjusters can be identified by two key characteristics:
(1) The center bar that the webbing wraps around is a knurled cylinder.
(2) The side plates have a wedge shaped profile and have patent number 3872550 stamped
into them. Suspect dates of manufacture are between 6--95 and 3--01 are printed on the back of the
adjuster in white ink.