Skye Avionics recently completed a complete rewire of a Bell 206B. The project involved a tip to tail refurbishment of the wiring, new engine and transmission harnesses and the installation of a new avionics package, the company says. They also installed Aero Led lighting along with other modifications to meet the operator’s requirements.
According to Skye, the helicopter was an early serial number and had been cared for, however the wiring and terminals were showing signs of wear and numerous splices could be found throughout the harness. A number of issues were detected when removal of the harness occurred. As a result the Skye Avionics Team burnished and treated all of the grounding points throughout the entire airframe. Refurbished the circuit breaker panel and rectified all defects that were discovered.
Along with the new wiring Skye Avionics provided a professional documentation package that included schematics of the entire avionics system. The total time of this complete project was five weeks. The helicopter is now ready for years of service.