Design Considerations and Guidance for Helicopter Hoists
The Aerospace Recommended Practice will focus on the areas of helicopter hoist design that require more detailed guidance than is required in the Aerospace Standard, to keep the AS from being too prescriptive and explicit. The ARP will expand on areas such as fatigue substantiation, damage tolerance evaluation, functional hazard assessment and analysis, cable-specific requirements such as cable abrasion, sharp edge, and design criteria.
Rationale: During the G26 committee meetings, it has become evident there is much more detailed guidance that can and should be provided and gathered to help in future helicopter hoist design and certification efforts. In an effort to provide guidance to the hoist industry, an ARP is recommended to provide information, guidance, and details on recommended analysis methods for functional failures, damage tolerance, fatigue substantiation, etc. There is also an opportunity to provide more detailed guidance on cables in general, and other emerging technology areas.