DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
MANDATORY INSPECTION OF
FORWARD AND AFT SLIDER SHAFT SEALS
ALL CH--47D, MH--47D AND MH--47E AIRCRAFT
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D. C.
2 August 2000
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
THIS PUBLICATION IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL RESCINDED OR SUPERSEDED.
In accordance with AR 95--1, paragraph 6--6A, MACOM Commanders
may authorize temporary exception from ASAM message requirements.
Exception may only occur when combat operations or matter of life or
death in civil disasters or other emergencies are so urgent that they
override the consequences of continued aircraft operation.
a. Aircraft in Use. Upon receipt of this Technical Bulletin, make the following entry on the DA Form
2408--13--1. Enter a red horizontal dash //--// status symbol with the following statement: "Inspect the forward
and aft slider shaft seals in accordance with CH--47--00--ASAM--05 (TB 1--1520--240--20--123) within the next
10 flight hours, but no later than 9 AUG 2000." Clear the red horizontal dash //--// entry when the procedures
in accordance with paragraph 8 are completed. The affected aircraft shall be inspected as soon as practical
but no later than 9 AUG 2000. Commanders who are unable to comply with the requirements of this Technical
Bulletin within the time frame specified will upgrade the affected aircraft status symbol to a red //X//.
b. Aircraft in Depot Maintenance.
Depot Commanders will not issue aircraft until they are in com-
pliance with this Technical Bulletin.
c. Aircraft Undergoing Maintenance. Commanders and Facility Managers will not issue aircraft until
they are in compliance with this Technical Bulletin.
Aircraft in Transit.
(1) Surface/Air Shipment. Prior to first flight.
(2) Ferry Status.
This TB supersedes USAAMCOM Message 261321Z JUL 00 CH--47--00--ASAM--05.