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EASA starts process for certification of small VTOL aircraft

EASA starts process for certification of small VTOL aircraft

On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air taxi and electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft in Europe…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 16-Oct-18

Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

European Aviation Safety Agency EASA will introduce new requirements and regulations concerning Maintenance Check Flight (MCF) operations in 2019. To help helicopter operators meet the new EASA regulations, training service provider Coptersafety announced at Helitech International 2018 it will expand its training offering with a two-day Maintenance Check Flight course. The first Coptersafety MCF course… Read more »

Source: CopterSafety, 15-Oct-18

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Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced multiple validations for the VIP MAGnificent interior in the Bell 505. The VIP interior for the Bell 505, branded as the MAGnificent, received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation with EASA, FAA and ANAC authorities this past week.  The STC is an optional upgrade to the existing Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 14-Sep-18

The future of GA – safer, simpler, more affordable

The future of GA – safer, simpler, more affordable

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-8 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer, simpler and more affordable flying,… Read more »

Source: EASA, 07-Sep-18

Enstrom certifies Appareo Vision 1000

Enstrom certifies Appareo Vision 1000

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has certified Appareo’s Vision 1000 in the Enstrom 480B turbine helicopter.  FAA certification for the Vision 1000 was granted in June followed by EASA and the Brazilian ANAC.  Approval is in process with the Chinese CAAC and the CAA of Argentina. The Vision 1000 is Appareo’s FAA-certified cockpit recording device that captures attitude data,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 24-Aug-18

Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

It seems a long time ago. On 29th April 2016, the Main Rotor Head and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters H225 flying from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy.  As the final accident report is published our thoughts have to be with the… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 10-Aug-18

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System Approved

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System Approved

Precise Flight, Inc. has announced that the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System has been granted foreign validation from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Bell 407 aircraft.The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 09-Aug-18

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters. United Rotorcraft’s AW139 and AW169 EMS interiors include configurations for medical or passenger transport. The EMS configuration includes a freestanding equipment rack; a Medical Transport Module… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 01-Aug-18

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EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew

EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew

The European Union published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of air crew. The Regulation includes the following safety measures: Support programme: all pilots working for European airlines will have access to a support programme that will assist and support pilots in recognising, coping with, and… Read more »

Source: EASA, 30-Jul-18

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ASU Obtains EASA NVIS STC on AW139

ASU Obtains EASA NVIS STC on AW139

Aviation Specialties Unlimited obtained an European Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certificate on the Augusta Westland AW139/AB139 helicopter to install night vision imaging system lighting. The AW139 is widely used in numerous operations around the world. It has been configured for air ambulance operations frequently because of its size. ASU obtained the STC for Airgreen… Read more »

Source: ASU, 23-Jul-18

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CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jul-18

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GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH Aerospace has been awarded the EASA STC for the installation of its AeroStretcher Mk IV Modular Aeromedical System on the Airbus H135 helicopter. The AeroStretcher Mk IV system is an evolution of the previous Mk III product which was very well received by the helicopter transport operators and provided them with the capability to rapidly reconfigure their aircraft to… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 18-Jul-18

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EASA – A vision for the future of GA

EASA – A vision for the future of GA

Register now for the upcoming 2018 EASA Annual Safety Conference on General Aviation in Vienna (Austria), 6 – 7 November 2018 Since the last Annual Safety Conference on the topic of General Aviation which took place in Rome 4 years ago, EASA and the GA community have made a lot of progress in working towards lighter, simpler and better rules.Now… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Jul-18

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Meeker-Airfilm receives EASA STC for AFSP-V2

Meeker-Airfilm receives EASA STC for AFSP-V2

Meeker-Airfilm are pleased to announce we have received EASA STC for our upgraded AFSP-V2 single and dual pole mount for the AS-350/355/ H125 series of helicopters. The AFSP-V2 offers greater ground clearance for payloads and greater rigidity from the double box I-beam design. In addition the mount joined left and right for very large center… Read more »

Source: Meeker-Airfilm, 12-Jul-18

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EASA issues STC for AS350/AS355 automatically deployable ELT built by SPAES

EASA issues STC for AS350/AS355 automatically deployable ELT built by SPAES

SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with KMN Koopmann Helicopter GmbH a releasable Emergency Locator Transmitter (automatic deployable-ELT) in helicopter airbus AS355 and AS350.   According to the new requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for offshore operation, which are realised by the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt LBA), SPAES installed with KMN… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 11-Jul-18

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Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company

Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Special Purpose Operator (Part-SPO) status has been achieved by Nova Systems UK, an arm of the Australian Nova Group.   Using its EC135 helicopter G-NSYS, the Nova team has worked hard to deliver the safety systems and organisational structures required by the Agency. Nova now adds this important operating declaration… Read more »

Source: Nova Systems, 10-Jul-18

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EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

Patria’s Aviation Business Unit has been granted two Supplementary Type Certificates (STC’s) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These major changes are developed and certified to the Finnish Border Guard helicopter Agusta Bell 412EP to provide up to date communication and navigation functions in order to fulfil the latest European Airspace requirements. Further, these… Read more »

Source: Patria, 09-Jul-18

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EASA takes on new responsibilities

EASA takes on new responsibilities

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces the European aviation system as a whole, with… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Jul-18

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EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced today that they have officially secured FAA and EASA STC’s for their new Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit. Aerotech has gained traction in the market by developing superior Bear Paws that are easier to install, more attractive and ultimately more durable then the alternatives. Aerotech has established an outstanding reputation for… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Jun-18

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Multiflight to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Multiflight to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Multiflight is a leading aircraft engineering, maintenance and design provider specialising in the support of turbine helicopters and piston and turbine fixed wing aircraft. Multiflight has invested in its on ground facilities on the South Side of Leeds Bradford Airport, Yorkshire, in the North of England, to create a dedicated modern aircraft maintenance centre covering… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 12-Jun-18

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RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

RUAG Aviation flight test pilots applied their significant knowledge and experience in helicopter Maintenance Check Flights (MCF) to train fellow Swiss pilots and other interested parties in the first-ever training of… “Maintenance Check Flights are a critical aspect of the safety process for all aircraft. As a Center of Excellence in this specific area, we have considerable… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 10-May-18

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EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E. This Arriel variant was selected in 2015 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (Aviation Industry Corporation of China). The AC312E made its maiden… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 23-Apr-18

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EASA Management Board re-elects Executive Director

EASA Management Board re-elects Executive Director

EASA’s Management Board re-elects Patrick Ky as the Agency’s Executive Director. The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency announces the re-election by a unanimous vote of Patrick Ky (50) as the Agency’s Executive Director for a second term of 5 years.Patrick Ky declared: “It is an honour and privilege to have been entrusted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Apr-18

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Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Ardiden 3C. Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium. Known in China as the WZ16, it should be… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 23-Apr-18

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EASA go to AERO 2018 with vision for the future of GA

EASA go to AERO 2018 with vision for the future of GA

At this year’s AERO international GA fair (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18th– 21st April 2018), EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods and his team presented the latest achievements of the GA Roadmap where milestones have been reached and implementation of many improved rules has started to happen. “The GA Roadmap project succeeded in establishing an effective cooperative spirit between EASA, stakeholders… Read more »

Source: EASA, 20-Apr-18

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Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety, an independent helicopter flight training service provider, has updated its H145 helicopter simulator avionics software with Helionix Step 2. Furthermore, it has now been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) under EASA regulations.  In order to provide immersive and most realistic training experience available on the market, Coptersafety is the first in the world to offer Helionix STEP… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 11-Apr-18

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EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations

EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Feb-18

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EASA approves Kopter as Design Organisation

EASA approves Kopter as Design Organisation

Kopter Group AG received from EASA today the certificate granting the Design Organization Approval (DOA). This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Design Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has united qualified personnel, implemented the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable design assurance system. It is a major milestone for… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 22-Feb-18

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Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019

Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019

In a recent HeliHub interview, Larry Thimmesch, VP Sales and Marketing for the Bell 525 Relentless program provided further details on the timelines of the certification process. Despite the delays brought upon by the fatal accident of one of the prototypes in July 2016, Bell tell us their new certification program is on schedule to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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New European Plan for Aviation Safety

New European Plan for Aviation Safety

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its new European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). The 2018-2022 edition of EPAS is part of the European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP) and is intended to provide a framework for safety work to be conducted at a regional level in support of the State Safety Programmes of… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Feb-18

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EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus

EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus Helicopters have just implemented a new single Production Organisation Approval (POA). This replaces previous national approvals from France, Germany and Spain by a single, integrated framework allowing for simplified industrial exchanges between Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing facilities and supporting the company’s industrial strategy of site specialisation across Europe…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 06-Feb-18

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ADAC HEMS Academy receives EASA / LBA approval

ADAC HEMS Academy receives EASA / LBA approval

With the H145 Level D FFS at the ADAC HEMS Academy, a mission experienced flight training source is getting available for international H145 operators. The new H145 Level D simulator, developed and produced in close cooperation by Reiser Simulation & Training GmbH in Germany completes the portfolio of EC135 and EC45 FFS at the Academy… Read more »

Source: ADAC HEMS Academy, 15-Jan-18

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EASA certifies AW109 Trekker

EASA certifies AW109 Trekker

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018. The milestone marks the entry into the market of the newest light twin-engine helicopter designed by Leonardo, further strengthening its leading position in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Jan-18

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DART updates Emergency Flotation System

DART updates Emergency Flotation System

DART’s industry-leading 412 Emergency Flotation System has recently been certified through TCCA/FAA/EASA for the new increased gross weight (IGW) upgrade to 12,200 lbs. DART has focused much of its energy throughout the years into developing emergency flotation systems that can cater to a wide range of platforms, including their capability upgrades. This emergency flotation system… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 21-Dec-17

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EASA issues advice on lithium batteries

EASA issues advice on lithium batteries

EASA informs airlines and passengers about how to fly safely with Portable Electronic Devices containing Lithium Batteries As some of us prepare to travel for the end of year holidays, the European Aviation Safety Agency publishes a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to inform airlines and passengers on how to fly safely carrying Portable Electronic Devices… Read more »

Source: EASA, 19-Dec-17

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EASA certifies Bell 505 at last

EASA certifies Bell 505 at last

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “This is a significant milestone for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and I know our customers in Europe are thrilled to hear the news as well,” said Patrick… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Nov-17

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EASA addresses aviation contribution to climate change

EASA addresses aviation contribution to climate change

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes today that newly designed aeroplane types meet a CO2 standard from the 1st of January 2020, and that aeroplane types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard starting from the 1st of January 2023. The objective of this so-called ‘Opinion’ published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Nov-17

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Coptersafety launches H145 Level D simulator

Coptersafety launches H145 Level D simulator

Coptersafety, a fast-growing flight training service provider, is taking one of the world’s first H145 level D full flight helicopter simulators into commercial use. The Finnish Civil Aviation Authority has granted the simulator the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) level D certification. Level D is the highest level of full flight simulator qualifications available. “This… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 01-Nov-17

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Airbus receives EASA Certification for Rig’N Fly for the H175

Airbus receives EASA Certification for Rig’N Fly for the H175

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s offshore mission capability providing fully automatic rig approaches. The automated mode also reinforces flight safety by allowing the crew… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-17

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FAA Enhances China Aviation Safety Partnership

FAA Enhances China Aviation Safety Partnership

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) today announced the signing of an implementing agreement under the U.S. – China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) recognizing each other’s regulatory systems with respect to the airworthiness of aviation products and articles. The Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) document allows each… Read more »

Source: FAA, 31-Oct-17

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FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

Safety in today’s global aviation market depends to a great extent on international partnerships between aviation regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fully subscribes to this philosophy, which is why on September 22 the agency updated its long-standing aviation safety agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) The changes in this agreement enhance the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Oct-17

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EASA introduces their Singapore office

EASA introduces their Singapore office

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially opened on 11 October 2017 a regional office in Singapore. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Oct-17

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EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly

EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s offshore mission capability providing fully automatic rig approaches. The automated mode also reinforces flight safety by allowing the crew… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Oct-17

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EASA certifies LPV approach on Heli Union AS332L1

EASA certifies LPV approach on Heli Union AS332L1

Héli-Union has successfully obtained the first ever EASA certification of an LPV capability on AS332L1 with both digital and analogic systems. Normally, an LPV capability on AS332L1 utilises either digital or analogic system. Many companies try to improve the method by combining both systems but none succeeded, except Héli-Union. For now, Héli-Union is the only… Read more »

Source: Héli-Union, 06-Sep-17

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EASA approves Outerlink Flight Data Monitoring system for S92

EASA approves Outerlink Flight Data Monitoring system for S92

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Outerlink’s IRIS system for installation on the S-92 aircraft. IRIS includes a full-duplex communications service combined with the rotorcraft industry’s first satellite-transmitted, real-time Flight Data Monitoring system that provides the total solution to safety and management oversight. The FAA certified the IRIS system for the S-92 in… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 30-Aug-17

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DART H145 Emergency Float System Gain FAA & EASA Approval

DART H145 Emergency Float System Gain FAA & EASA Approval

DART Aerospace has received FAA & EASA approvals for the redesigned H145 emergency float system. Now certified for Sea State 6, the float system boasts longer maintenance intervals, weight savings and is compatible with OEM fixed provisions. DART offers an exclusive patented float design with integrated liferafts.  The safety benefits of this system architecture compared… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 03-Aug-17

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EASA Approves Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

EASA Approves Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

Shadin Avionics recently announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Shadin Avionics Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management System. The certification covers the installation of a RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System on the Robinson R66 helicopter and Rolls-Royce RR300 engine. The RemoteFlo offers R66 pilots access to… Read more »

Source: EASA, 12-Jul-17

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Safran Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

Safran Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA engine type certification for its Ardiden 3G engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62. The helicopter made its official maiden flight on 25 May 2017. Since its first ground test, the Ardiden 3 maturation and certification campaign has accumulated more than 8500 hours of test. Thanks to this extensive test… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-Jun-17

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EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

A new chapter in EU-Ukraine aviation relations started today with the official launch of a new cooperation project between EASA and SAAU (State Aviation Administration of Ukraine) in the area of airworthiness. The three-year project, managed by EASA, is designed to support the implementation in Ukraine of EU airworthiness rules, and thus prepare the country’s… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Jun-17

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TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program

TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program

The TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program.  One is in flight test and the other (pictured) is engaged in a 100-hour ground run which is a rugged test of the drive system and controls.  Several tests have been completed and the program is steadily progressing toward certification by the end of… Read more »

Source: Enstorm, 05-Jun-17

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Lower Operating Temperature for H135

Lower Operating Temperature for H135

The Russian Aviation Register has lowered the minimum operating temperature of the Airbus H135’s new modification EC135 T3 and EC135 P3 from -25°С to -35°С. This change has ensured that the Russian airworthiness certificate has been amended as well as matching the EASA certificate. this announcement was made at HeliRussia 2017. The H135 model is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-17

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EASA proposes regulations for small drone usage in Europe

EASA proposes regulations for small drone usage in Europe

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a proposal to regulate the operation of small drones in Europe. All interested parties are welcome to comment this proposal from 12 May until 12 August 2017. The proposal provides a framework to safely operate drones while allowing this industry to remain agile, to innovate and continue… Read more »

Source: EASA, 09-May-17

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First EASA / CAAC safety conference promotes aviation safety improvements

First EASA / CAAC safety conference promotes aviation safety improvements

The Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Mr Patrick Ky and the Vice Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Mr Li Jian opened on 27 April 2017 the joined Safety Conference organized by the two organizations, bringing together leading CEOs from the European and Chinese aviation industry. The conference… Read more »

Source: EASA, 04-May-17

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Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kits Receive EASA Certification

Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kits Receive EASA Certification

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook suspension kits for the Bell 206L aircraft have received certification from EASA. Onboard has already received FAA and Transport Canada certification for these cargo hook systems. “We’re pleased to be able to respond to requests for… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 27-Apr-17

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EASA at Aero 2017 – GA strategy takes a big step forward

EASA at Aero 2017 – GA strategy takes a big step forward

EASA presents practical results of smart regulation and risk-based approach – many waypoints of the EASA GA Roadmap have been reached – other highlights include BlackShape certification At AERO 2017, EASA has presented a number of tangible results of its GA strategy based on minimum necessary rules and a flexible, risk-based approach. The strategy’s key… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Apr-17

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EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation

EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation

EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at AERO today, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation. Also GA… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Apr-17

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EASA issues safety recommendations for the transport of Portable Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries

EASA issues safety recommendations for the transport of Portable Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued today a Safety Information Bulletin to remind airlines and aircraft operators of important principles for the safe transport of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) containing lithium batteries. These principles should be taken into account by the airlines when they perform their safety risk assessment. PEDs containing lithium batteries are… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Apr-17

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Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered that changed be made to the “bubble windows” of AW189 helicopters. This was issued after the windows fell off during flight on two separate occurrences. They were designed so that in the event of emergency, they could be easily ejected. The European Aviation Safety Agency has said that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-17

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The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation. The project will be implemented… Read more »

Source: EASA, 27-Mar-17

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EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

With 12 H175 now in operation and demonstrating the performance and reliability of the aircraft worldwide, the medium twin-engine helicopter continues to be enhanced in order to bring more value to operators. Among the programme milestones recently reached is the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) extension… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

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PAG announces FAA Approval in Australia

PAG announces FAA Approval in Australia

“Already having a Part 145 CASA & EASA approved repair station in Australia has enabled us to reduce aircraft downtime, improve response time, and has enabled customers to leverage the full scope of PAG services locally in Australia,” said Chris Slade, Director of Operations PAI-AU. “The recent approval from the FAA represents another effort to… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 07-Mar-17

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Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy has expanded the capability of its flight instructor career programme with the addition of a new Flight Instructor Course (FIC) instructor to meet demand for its professional pilot training courses. Captain Simon Wiles is only the second UK helicopter pilot to successfully undergo the CAA assessment since the implementation of EASA, earning… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 06-Mar-17

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EASA refuses to provide GA update via webinar

EASA refuses to provide GA update via webinar

EASA has put out a press release regarding “GA Roadmap update”, which reports on recent achievements, and more importantly, where they think European aviation is going.  Timing to coincide with the AERO event in Friedrichshafen on Thursday, 6 April 2017 from 12.00 to 14.00, the event is only open to those attending in person.  The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-17

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ETPS awarded Approved Training Organisation status

ETPS awarded Approved Training Organisation status

The Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) has been recognised by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), certified to train test pilots to civil standards. The accreditation means ETPS is one of three schools in the world, and the first in the UK, able to provide test pilots with course… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 03-Mar-17

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EASA certifies the Robinson R44 Cadet

EASA certifies the Robinson R44 Cadet

European regulators EASA have this week certified the Robinson R44 Cadet.  This model retains the same basic airframe, rotor system, and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 engine as the R44 Raven I, but with the rear seats have been removed and the aft compartment reconfigured for cargo. Maximum gross weight is 2200 lb (200 lb less than the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

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Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Alpine Aerotech obtains EASA Approval for 206L and 407 Bear Paw

Alpine Aerotech obtains EASA Approval for 206L and 407 Bear Paw

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially secured an EASA approval for their 206L & 407 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the FAA. The Alpine Aerotech Bear Paw incorporates innovative design features that result in an extremely robust product. The innovative, corrosion resistant clamping system enhances overall safety and greatly reduces… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 08-Feb-17

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First ever EASA and CAAC joint Conference

First ever EASA and CAAC joint Conference

This year for the first time, EASA and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) are organising the CAAC-EASA Aviation Safety Conference. The aim of this first edition is to broaden the bilateral dialogue, by bringing together authorities and the wider European and Chinese aviation industry to discuss current issues, as well as future trends… Read more »

Source: EASA, 31-Jan-17

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Swiss Rotor Solutions Receives EASA STC for MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT for H125/AS350

Swiss Rotor Solutions Receives EASA STC for MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT for H125/AS350

Swiss Rotor Solutions proudly announces that the MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT, the next generation aerial work safety and visibility solution for the Airbus H125 / AS350 helicopter family, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC No. 10060578) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT (MPVK) revolutionizes pilot visibility and operational safety… Read more »

Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions, 20-Jan-17

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EASA approves FastFin System for AB412

EASA approves FastFin System for AB412

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AB412 helicopters, the company announced today. “We are pleased to further expand the reach of this remarkable technology and make it available for more aircraft,” said company President Mike Carpenter. “With FastFin… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 16-Jan-17

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Bell training centre in Spain now certified and open for business

Bell training centre in Spain now certified and open for business

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was designed to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Jan-17

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Robinson’s R66 Turbine Marine Receives EASA Approval

Robinson’s R66 Turbine Marine Receives EASA Approval

On December 20, 2016 EASA issued final approval for the R66 Turbine Marine pop-out float installation. After tests conducted in July demonstrated the pop-out float installation meets Sea State 4 requirements, EASA officially approved the Marine to be used in emergency situations and for commercial operations. Sea State refers to the height, period, and character… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 11-Jan-17

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Vector Aerospace receives EASA STC approval for ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace receives EASA STC approval for ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its new ADS-B solution, which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo Helicopters AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters.  Vector’s retrofittable ADS-B solution has… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Dec-16

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Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Heli-One announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide base maintenance service for Leonardo AW139 aircraft. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225 and H135 aircraft. Additionally, Heli-One offers component repairs, including AW139 exhaust ducts. The Rzeszow facility recently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Dec-16

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Dhruv Interested in EASA Certification

Dhruv Interested in EASA Certification

HAL Dhruv is currently looking into getting a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification after selling the three remaining helicopters that are left after their fleet was grounded in 2015. The grounding was due to four crashes between 2009 and 2014. The Dhruv helicopters now feature anti-resonance vibration isolation systems, a hinge-less main rotor, full… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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