DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
FLEET WIDEONE TIME INSPECTION OF FORWARD
FUEL CELL DISCREPANT FILLER NECKS
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D. C.
15 December 1996
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Priority Classification URGENT.
a. Aircraft in Use. Upon receipt of this Technical Bulletin (TB) the condition status symbol of the cited aircraft
will be changed to a red horizontal dash //-//. The red horizontal dash //-// may be cleared when the inspection
procedures in paragraph 8 are completed. The affected aircraft shall be inspected as soon as practical but no later than
the task/inspection suspense date. Failure to comply with the requirements of the TB within the time frame will cause the
status symbol to be upgraded to a red //X//.
Aircraft in Transit.
(1) Surface/Air Shipment. Prior to first flight.
(2) Ferry Status.
(b) Those aircraft that have a DD Form 250 and are at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems
(MDHS) will be inspected prior to ferry to final destination.
Component/Parts in Stock Including War Reserves at All Levels (Depot and Others).
(1) Retail Stock. Upon receipt of this TB, all items listed in paragraph 7 shall be annotated to read AH-64-
97-ASAM-02, inspection of forward fuel cell filler necks, not complied with.
*This TB supersedes USAATCOM Message 181546Z Nov 96, (AH-64-97-02). NOTE: The TB referenced in AH-
64-ASAM-97-02 is incorrect. TB 1-1520-238-20-83 is correct.