Airframe usage and operational loads of ASM/Lead aircraft in USFS service

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Kliment, Linda K.
Rokhsaz, Kamran
Nelson, John
Terning, Brett
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2018-01-08
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Conference paper
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en_US
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Aeroplane , Airframes , Indicated airspeed , Flap deflection , Gust load , National Transportation Safety Board , Digital flight data recorder , Federal Aviation Administration , Aircraft Certification Office , Flight data
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Results are presented for three Beechcraft King Air models being flown in firefighting operations by USFS. Data is presented for 3,829 flights recorded on C90A, C90GT, and E90 models. For 40% of the flights, the aircraft was being ferried from one location to another, while all remaining flights had firefighting operations. Usage data is presented and compared to limits for each model. Cumulative occurrences of incremental vertical load factors per 1000 hours are presented for the overall flight. Both gust and maneuver loads are presented in frequency in AGL altitude bands. Comparisons are made with typical commercial usage.

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Kliment, L. K., Rokhsa, K., Nelson, J., & Terning, B. (2018). Airframe usage and operational loads of ASM/Lead aircraft in USFS service. Paper presented at the AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018, (210049) doi:10.2514/6.2018-2238 Retrieved from www.scopus.com
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
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