The second week in February, Charlie Bacon conducted a T53 Engine 40-Hour Initial FAA Accepted Inspection Authorization Renewal Course. This hands-on refresher training course, taught at our facility, focused on many different areas, including Basic Turbine Theory, Trouble Shooting Analysis, Design and Output Capabilities, Engine Components, Fuel System, Scheduled Maintenance, Unscheduled Maintenance, Minor Repairs, Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives.
Mint Turbines’ T53 Engine 40-Hour initial training offers skills and knowledge that relate to the initial T53. This training has specific goals of improving one’s capability, capacity, productivity and performance. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content set forth by the aviation industry. In addition to the basic training required to maintain the T53 Engine in the field, it also offers training that may be continued beyond initial competence to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life.
The course has been conducted throughout the industry and around the world. This includes training provided to several different foreign militaries, local, state and federal governments that operated T53 Engine-powered aircraft and equipment.
By providing this training, Mint Turbines believes it is providing the basis to keep a sustained and safe operating environment in the rotary wing community. Mr. Bacon has more than 35 years of helicopter and fixed wing, airframe and powerplant expertise with the majority of his experience focused on turboshaft engines.
Applications: T53 engines became Federal Aviation Administration certified with the T5307 series and continuing with the T5309, T5311, T5313 and T5317 series. The T5307 and T5309 models are no longer in use. T5311 series, T5313B and T5317 series engines are installed in Bell Helicopter Models 204 and 205 series and the Kaman Aerospace K-1200 Helicopter. These aircraft are operated in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, South America and the Middle East.
This course is conducted at our facility in Stroud, Oklahoma or it can also be conducted on-site around the world.