Overhaul Options for Your TALON Cargo Hooks

Monday, June 27, 2022

before and after overhaul


Even though Onboard's TALON® cargo hooks give you some of the longest TBOs in the industry, at some point, you will need to overhaul that hook. Here's an overview of your options.

Your Guide to Overhaul Options


You can review all of your overhaul options in detail by downloading our booklet, Your Guide to Overhaul Options.

Onboard Systems Factory Overhaul

When you send your cargo hook back to the factory for overhaul, our highly trained technicians will restore it to "like new" quality. We will also provide a CoC or FAA Form 8130-3 with your returned hook. Our overhaul service includes:

  • Disassembly, inspection, cleaning, re-lubrication, and re-assembly of the hook, per the requirements in the service manual
  • Replacement of all threaded fasteners, bearings, and bushing springs
  • Replacement of any worn and corroded parts, as needed
  • Refinishing as needed
  • Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) including Proof Load Test, Minimum Load Release Test, Electrical Release Test, and Manual Release test

Most overhauls take about 15 days to complete, once the hook is received. Please refer to our Repair Station Price List for costs. You can help improve turnaround time for your overhaul by following the tips in our article, Streamline the Overhaul Process for your Onboard Hook.

To return your hook for factory service, first get an RMA number and then send us your hook. When we receive your hook, we will evaluate it and provide you with a quote and estimated lead time for performing the overhaul. Once you approve the quote, we will start work on the overhaul.

If you are unable to be without your cargo hook for even the short time it takes to do a factory overhaul, consider using our Overhaul Exchange Pool service instead. 

Service Center Overhaul

If you prefer, you can take your cargo hook to any experienced aircraft maintenance facility capable of carrying out the overhaul procedures listed in the service manual for your cargo hook. An important consideration is whether or not a service center is able to perform the required Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP), as you will not be able to put the hook back into service until it passes all of the tests in the ATP as outlined in the service manual.

If the service center is able to perform the overhaul but cannot perform the test, either you or they can send the hook to Onboard Systems and we will perform the ATP for a flat fee, plus shipping.

For a current list of worldwide service centers that have the capability to overhaul your cargo hook and perform the appropriate ATP tests, please contact us.

Perform the Overhaul Yourself

One of the many benefits of owning cargo hook equipment from Onboard Systems is that our hooks are easy to overhaul. Simply disassemble and inspect the parts of your hook according to the instructions in your service manual, then replace any parts as required using simple hand tools.

For your convenience, Onboard maintains a large inventory of spare parts and overhaul kits, allowing immediate shipment of the parts you'll need to perform your overhaul. And should you have any questions about overhauling your cargo hook, our service technicians, customer support representatives, and engineers are all easy to reach and responsive to your requests.

Contact us, and we'll get you the answers you need right away.



Why Onboard

We maintain a large inventory of products, spare parts, and complete systems on site, allowing fast shipment of most items. While other manufacturers may put you on a waiting list for months, Onboard is able to turn around orders quickly — oftentimes the same day your payment is received. View our shipping policy here