Service Notification – TAVCO Manufactured Pressure Vessels and Valves
This service notification is to advise of a new practice that TAVCO implements for all products designed and manufactured by TAVCO that include a flight-critical pressure vessel and/or valve as a component, whose failure or malfunction, may result in loss or serious damage to an aircraft and present unsafe conditions. This practice will apply to both new and overhauled products.
TAVCO NOW RECOMMENDS THAT ALL TAVCO-MANUFACTURED PRESSURE VESSELS AND/OR VALVES BE RETURNED TO TAVCO FOR INSPECTION, OVERHAUL OR REPLACEMENT EVERY THREE (3) YEARS.
Please note TAVCO is the OEM and the only authorized service center for TAVCO-manufactured products.
Platforms listed below are provided as a guide, however it is the responsibility of all operators utilizing TAVCO OEM designed and manufactured products to confirm part applicability directly with TAVCO.
Hawker 400 (MU-300-10)
Learjet 25B/C/D F
Boeing McDonnell Douglas DC-8/DC-9
Boeing McDonnell Douglas DC-10/MD-10/MD-11/KC-10
Boeing McDonnell Douglas F-15
Boeing McDonnell Douglas F-18
Boeing/Northrop Grumman E-8
Boeing/Northrop Grumman E-2
Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS-350B/B1/B2/BA/D
MD Helicopters (Hughes) 369D/E/FF
MD Helicopters (Hughes) 500N
Northrop Grumman T-38
Sikorsky S-61A (SH-3A)/S-61D (SH-3D)/S-61R (CH-3E)
Sikorsky S-65 (CH-53)
Sikorsky UH/HH-60 (multiple variants)
Lockheed Martin Jetstar
Lockheed Martin F-16
Lockheed Martin F-22
Lockheed Martin P-3
Lockheed Martin CP-140
Lockheed Martin C-130
TAVCO is located in Chatsworth, California. We manufacture military and commercial pressure vessels and valves for the US Government, the international free world government, commercial business jet and helicopter customers, and prime contractors. TAVCO is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on hundreds of airframe part numbers, utilizing our TAVCO engineers’ expertise to manufacture, design, and test all products.