VOLUME 3 GENERAL TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 65 HELICOPTER AIR AMBULANCE NON-FLIGHTCREW PERSONNEL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Section 4 Maintenance Personnel Training
3-5183 GENERAL. This section contains guidance to be used by inspectors when evaluating
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ambulance operator maintenance personnel training.
3-5184 MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TRAINING.
A. Training. Airworthiness inspectors should evaluate training provided to maintenance personnel
participating in helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operations to meet specific needs unique to these operations. Training should cover
methods for inspection, installation, removal, and maintenance of medical equipment, medical oxygen systems, and non-aviation
radios and other communications equipment that are considered to be installed and are included in the empty weight of the
helicopter. This training should also include maintenance analysis of power requirements of installed equipment vs. power
available from engine-mounted generators, electromagnetic compatibility verification, etc.
B. Training Requirements. Inspectors should evaluate the certificate holder’s maintenance
personnel training program to verify that it is in accordance with §
135.433. HAA specification training topics should include, at a minimum:
1) Removal and installation of medical equipment before and after maintenance, or limits of
authority for the maintainer to remove or replace medical equipment. (Medical personnel are often the only personnel authorized
by the certificate holder’s documented procedures to unload, load and secure medical equipment not considered part of the Type
Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) or equipment list and empty weight of the helicopter.)
2) Servicing and maintaining medical oxygen systems.
3) Risk and mitigation of biohazards associated with HAA operations.
4) Proper maintenance and coordination/approval of changes to installed equipment which are
covered under Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) compatibility systems.
C. Medical Equipment. Inspectors should evaluate training of maintenance personnel and
coordination with medical personnel in regard to the removal and replacement of medical equipment mounted on racks and structures
installed in the helicopter but not considered part of the empty weight of the helicopter.
D. Inspection and Maintenance Scheduling. Inspectors should evaluate training for the
scheduling and performance of inspections and maintenance to facilitate the demands of HAA operations.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 3-5185 through 3-5200.