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Aerolite’s dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for Aiut Alpin

Aerolite’s dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for Aiut Alpin

Ennetbürgen, Switzerland – Aerolite is pleased to announce the new dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for EC135 T3/P3! The requirements of Aiut Alpin showed the need for a dedicated, lightweight EMS equip-ment designed specifically for the new EC135 T3/P3 helicopter. Aerolite has developed an EMS equipment which allows different seat and stret-cher configurations, easy access to… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 17-Dec-14

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

The approvals involve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the CGAMEC joint venture’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities – located in Shenzhen – to Part 145 standards; along with the qualification of Airbus Helicopters China’s full-flight simulator in Beijing for the EC225 rotorcraft. “These approvals confirm our commitment to providing training and support… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

The European airworthiness authority has validated Airbus Helicopters’ flight training and support services in China, endorsing the high quality standards of these operations and their contribution to safety in one of the world’s most rapidly-growing rotorcraft markets. The approvals involve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the CGAMEC joint venture’s maintenance, repair and overhaul… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

“Gulf Helicopters confirms delivery of second pair of AW189s”

“Gulf Helicopters confirms delivery of second pair of AW189s”

Gulf International Services (“GIS” or “the group”; QE: GISS), the largest service group in Qatar, with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, accommodation barge, helicopter transportation, and catering services, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gulf Helicopters, which has 2 AW189 helicopters… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters, 15-Dec-14

Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the entry-into-service of its Arrius 2B2plus on the EC135 T3. Airbus Helicopters has celebrated the entry-into-service of the first production EC135 T3 to Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites, a mountain rescue operator, during a ceremony in Pontives, Italy. Specifically developed to power light helicopters, the Arrius 2B2plus was certified by the European Aviation… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Dec-14

PW210A Engine Wins Key EASA Validation

PW210A Engine Wins Key EASA Validation

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW210A engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), further clearing the way for its entry into service on AgustaWestland’s new AW169 helicopter. The PW210A engine, selected in 2010 by AgustaWestland to power the AW169 helicopter, received its first certification with Transport Canada in July 2014. The… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 11-Dec-14

2nd French Army NH90 Simulator Ready for Training

2nd French Army NH90 Simulator Ready for Training

Sogitec Industries announces that NAHEMA and the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement, DGA) have declared ready for training the second French Army NH90 Caïman Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD) at full operational capability. This second MRTD is operational at the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment at Phalsbourg Army Base, Eastern France. The first MRTD… Read more »

Source: Sogitec Industries, 11-Dec-14

Don’t miss any update on the EASA GA Roadmap

Don’t miss any update on the EASA GA Roadmap

We are currently updating the EASA Updates subscriptions form to include those interested in the activities of the Agency in General Aviation and in particular in the “EASA GA Roadmap”. You simply need to complete the online form at http://easa.europa.eu/easa-updates and then select “General Aviation” and any other topic you are interested in. Please feel… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Dec-14

Vector announces FAA and EASA certification for AS332 HTAWS STC

Vector announces FAA and EASA certification for AS332 HTAWS STC

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has received FAA and EASA certification for development and installation of the Helicopter Terrain Awareness System (HTAWS) for AS332 C, L and L1 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Vector, 05-Dec-14

Dart R66 cargo hook: The First on the market

Dart R66 cargo hook: The First on the market

With a lift capacity of 1,015-lb, the easy to install DART Hookopens up the utility market to R66 operators.Designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, the hookutilizes an electrical release system as well as a manual backup to jettison the load, ideal for your aerial operations. Now approved by Transport Canada. FAA… Read more »

Source: Dart, 04-Dec-14

Services ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

Services ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

The delivery of the first EC175 is less than two weeks away, with Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) to become the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter on December 11. EC175 © Amelie Laurin – 2014 Committed to delivering a mature helicopter, Airbus Helicopters has already put in place a broad range… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

AW189 Completes Successful North Sea Demo Tour

AW189 Completes Successful North Sea Demo Tour

AgustaWestland announced today that the new generation AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has completed a demonstration tour in the North Sea. The tour was deemed a success with more than 60 attendees from leading oil & gas companies, operators and helicopter associations, taking the opportunity to assess the AW189’s outstanding capabilities. The tour, which… Read more »

Source: Agusta Westland, 01-Dec-14

Operational Suitability Data

Operational Suitability Data

The principle of Operational Suitability Data (OSD) is that the aircraft manufacturers are required to establish certain data that is considered important for safe operation of the aircraft type. This data will be approved by the Agency under the type certificate and is then used by operators and training organisations. The data consists of 5… Read more »

Source: EASA, 25-Nov-14

EASA is ready play its role in ATM

EASA is ready play its role in ATM

EASA which initially received the mandate to develop all the regulatory material for airworthiness, gradually gained competence in all fields of aviation: Air Operations, Flight Crew, Maintenance, Training, Aerodromes, and Air Traffic management (ATM). The field of ATM is probably the most complex one with two coexisting legislative frameworks, the Single European Sky (SES) regulation… Read more »

Source: EASA, 25-Nov-14

Practical Dart Products for the R66

Practical Dart Products for the R66

Dart introduces ultra-resistant floor and baggage protectors Manufactured from high quality aerospace-grade, thermoformed polycarbonate, DART Floor& Baggage Protectors for the crew and passenger areas are designed to be impact-, UV-, heat- and cold-resistant, and offer superior resistance to cracking and discoloration. The baggage protector guards panels against damage from stowed cargo. Approved by Transport Canada,FAA,… Read more »

Source: Dart, 21-Nov-14

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Turbomeca (Safran) is proud to be part of the Bell Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X first flight with its new Arrius 2R engine, which is the newest member of the successful Arrius family. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X took the sky for the first time on 10 November, at the Bell Helicopter Mirabel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Nov-14

Clever Refinements for AS350/355 Aircraft

Clever Refinements for AS350/355 Aircraft

DART’S AS350 CYLINDRICAL FLOAT SYSTEM;NOW 75% FASTER TO REMOVE THAN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN AS350 operators can now take advantage of a Quick Release feature on DART Cylindrical Floats, providing an easy and rapid solution to remove their floats and/or reservoir(s) in a few minutes; ideal for convenience and weight savings when performing multi-mission operations. Upgrade… Read more »

Source: Dart, 05-Nov-14

FAA certifies EC145T2

FAA certifies EC145T2

The latest EC145 family member – the EC145 T2 – has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The type certificate paves the way for the first deliveries on U.S ground  which are scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. Since the certification of the EC145 T2 by the European Aviation Safety… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the new EC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the development history of the EC135. Following in the footsteps of the successful EC135 T2+/P2+, the EC135 T3/P3 again sets new standards in terms of performance, safety and reliability for the EC135 family of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-14

EASA GA Safety Conference comes to a close

EASA GA Safety Conference comes to a close

The EASA Safety Conference 2014 on General Aviation (GA) was closed by EASA Executive Director, Patrick Ky. The two day conference had more than 350 attendants, representing 250 organisations from 30 countries. It was one of the biggest conferences on General Aviation to be conducted in Europe with more than 50 speakers related to GA… Read more »

Source: EASA, 17-Oct-14

Russian Helicopters showcases fire-fighting helicopter at Helitech

Russian Helicopters showcases fire-fighting helicopter at Helitech

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in Helitech International 2014 helicopter expo and conference, which opened today in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and runs until 16 October. Russian Helicopters is showcasing the Ka-32A11BC fire-fighting helicopter. Russian Helicopters’ exhibition can be found at stand J20. The multirole Ka-32A11BC helicopter is the recognised leader… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Oct-14

Bell and TRU Simulation + Training Announce Training Center in Valencia, Spain

Bell and TRU Simulation + Training Announce Training Center in Valencia, Spain

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training, both Textron Inc. companies, (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration to open the first Bell Helicopter training center in Valencia, Spain. The companies are targeting the facility to be operational in the first quarter of 2016 with the Bell 429 as the initial training platform. The training will be… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-14

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive expand RR300 coverage

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive expand RR300 coverage

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive, both BBA Aviation companies, have expanded their Field Service teams and capabilities to meet the needs of the growing fleet of helicopters powered by the RR300. Through the companies’ global support network, they offer customers comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the field and in their overhaul centers…. Read more »

Source: BBA Aviation, 14-Oct-14

EASA gives green light to Arrius 2B2 Plus

EASA gives green light to Arrius 2B2 Plus

Turbomeca (Safran) announces EASA certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Specifically developed to power light single and twin helicopters, the 2B2plus powers the Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3. The first delivery to a customer from Airbus Helicopters is expected in the coming weeks. The 2B2plus is the latest member of the Arrius family, which recording… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 14-Oct-14

First Ten FastFin® Systems Arrive in Europe From BLR Aerospace

First Ten FastFin® Systems Arrive in Europe From BLR Aerospace

With EASA approval in hand, an increasing number of European operators are equipping their helicopters with the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System from BLR Aerospace. The company has delivered four systems to Agrarflug Helilift in Ahlen, Germany, two to Heli Austria, and four to the UK Ministry of Defence. The ten FastFin-equipped helicopters… Read more »

Source: BLR, 13-Oct-14

EASA allows electronic devices to remain On and Connected throughout the flight

EASA allows electronic devices to remain On and Connected throughout the flight

EASA allows European airlines to permit use of mobile phones following the aircraft landing. Airlines can also allow the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) throughout the flight, after a safety assessment process. As a result, passengers will be able to use their PEDs just like in any other mode of transport: throughout the trip…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 29-Sep-14

BHA achieves historic EASA win – R22 and R44 to continue commercial ops

BHA achieves historic EASA win – R22 and R44 to continue commercial ops

Rules are Rules. But there’s always a need to test their reasonableness and rulemakers need to show flexibility. When EASA came out with a ruling that would bring to an end the commercial operation of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters, something needed to be done. The British Helicopter Association was instrumental in leading the way… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Sep-14

Join EASA biggest event in General Aviation

Join EASA biggest event in General Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency announced on 10 September the speaker line-up for what is set to be one of the biggest General Aviation events in Europe. Under the motto “Towards simpler, lighter, better rules for General Aviation” and coinciding with the Italian Presidency of the EU, the conference is taking place on 15 and… Read more »

Source: EASA, 11-Sep-14

EASA announces new organisation

EASA announces new organisation

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) revealed on 1 September 2014 a new organisation which aims at preparing the Agency for the challenges of the coming years. The new organisation will enable the Agency to engage more pragmatically with the aviation industry. A strategy and safety management directorate has been created in order to strengthen… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Sep-14

Helitech – EHA Rotorcraft Seminars lift off with keynote address from EASA

Helitech – EHA Rotorcraft Seminars lift off with keynote address from EASA

The European Helicopter Association (EHA) will stage its Rotorcraft Seminars in Amsterdam on 15 October 2014 during Helitech International, which will take place at the RAI from 14 – 16 October 2014.  The comprehensive programme will feature a keynote address from Dr Norbert Lohl, Certification Director at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), as well… Read more »

Source: EHA, 01-Aug-14

Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

On the occasion of the Farnborough Air Show, Thales announces that the Thales Training Academy has received its final EASA FSTD1 Operator qualification by the French Aviation Safety Agency (DGAC), and is now operational to deliver training for civil helicopter operators. The academy is the first European training centre to operate the AS350 Full Flight… Read more »

Source: Thales, 18-Jul-14

CMC Electronics’ Avionics Provide Advanced Mission Capabilities on New Super Pumas

CMC Electronics’ Avionics Provide Advanced Mission Capabilities on New Super Pumas

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the latest versions of its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System have been certified recently by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the new AS332L1e and AS332C1e Super Puma helicopters from Airbus Helicopters. Esterline CMC’s CMA-9000 FMS and CMA-5024 GPS have… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 16-Jul-14

EASA and UK CAA approve world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System

EASA and UK CAA approve world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System

The world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System (EBS), developed by the Survitec Group, has gained approval and certification by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first major response to the government inquiry and report into helicopter safety, which followed a fatal crash in the waters… Read more »

Source: Survitec, 15-Jul-14

Brunei-based S-92 full-flight simulator now ready-for-training

Brunei-based S-92 full-flight simulator now ready-for-training

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that its new CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS) was certified by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators, and is now ready-for-training. “This… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Jul-14

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

Aero Dynamix, Inc. is proud to announce they have been granted another EASA NVG STC. This time the EASA STC is on a Bell 412EP, EASA STC number 10049194. This is the first of two 412EP’s Aero Dynamix will modify for the Faroe Islands operator, Atlantic Airways, which will use the modified aircraft for search… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 19-Jun-14

AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

The formal report on the accidents to a Bond and a CHC EC225 in 2012 has now been released by the AAIB.  A further seven new Safety Recommendations have been made, including five related to the liferafts and one related to the fatigue performance  of components manufactured from high strength low alloy steel.  These are listed below… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jun-14

EASA publishes new proposals for flight recorders and locating devices

EASA publishes new proposals for flight recorders and locating devices

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today announced new proposals for flight recorders and underwater locating devices which aim at facilitating the recovery of an aircraft and of its flight recorders in the unfortunate eventuality of an accident. The new EASA requirements include the extension of the transmission time of underwater locating devices (ULD) fitted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Jun-14

Industry, EASA, FAA raise concerns over handling of Canadian Coast Guard contract

Industry, EASA, FAA raise concerns over handling of Canadian Coast Guard contract

The Canadian government’s decision to grant Bell a special weight exemption for the 429 strained relations between Transport Canada and aviation safety regulators in the U.S. and Europe, federal documents show.  See full story

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 01-Jun-14

Yorkshire Air Ambulance one of first to get Euro compliance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance one of first to get Euro compliance

The emergency rapid response charity – which operates two MD902 Explorer helicopters – has revised all its operator manuals to meet new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements that come into force on October 28. It now becomes just the third out of nearly 70 UK operators to be awarded a new Air Operators Certificate… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air ambulance, 28-May-14

Heliair puts first R66 on an EASA national register

Heliair puts first R66 on an EASA national register

Heliair has become the first Robinson dealer to complete everything required to have an R66 legally carrying a registration from an EASA country.  Their first delivered R66 – serial 0016 and flying up to now on the FAA registration N66NN – has now become G-JNNH for owners Jenny ‘n Nick Hawes (hence the “JNNH”).  HeliHub.com… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-14

EASA approves Airlift Super Puma NVIS STC

EASA approves Airlift Super Puma NVIS STC

Airlift’s EASA Part-21 Design Organisation (DOA)  has been awarded with Supplemental Type Certificate (EASA STC number 10049153) for the installation and certification of Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) lighting for Airbus Helicopters AS332 L/L1 Super Pumas with the certification of the first helicopter, an AS332 L1 operated by the Icelandic Coast Guard, ordered by MRO… Read more »

Source: Airlift, 23-May-14

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 AMS 8.0 and ADS-B Out

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 AMS 8.0 and ADS-B Out

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of enhanced functionality for the S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at both the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibit (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the ILA Berlin exhibition in Germany. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-May-14

Mornington Sanford Aviation issued with the first R66 EASA Part 66 Type Rating

Mornington Sanford Aviation issued with the first R66 EASA Part 66 Type Rating

UK Civil Aviation Authority issue the first Robinson R66(250) type endorsement into the Part 66 licence of Richard Mornington-Sanford. Richard conducts EASA Part 147 approved theoretical type training courses for the Robinson R66 type plus the RR300 engine. The R66 Type Training Course available are: Course 1: Full R66 Theoretical Airframe Course plus RR300 Engine… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 16-May-14

EASA certifies Robinson R66 Turbine

EASA certifies Robinson R66 Turbine

On April 30, 2014, four years after initial FAA certification, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued its type certificate for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. Robinson is pleased to add EASA member states to the now over fifty countries (including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S.) that have certified the… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 03-May-14

EASA certifies Airbus EC145T2 – Deliveries start in Q3

EASA certifies Airbus EC145T2 – Deliveries start in Q3

The newest member of Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 rotorcraft family – the EC145 T2 – has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year. Issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR)… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Apr-14

EASA approves Dart EC145 Skidtubes and BK117 Heli-Utility-Baskets

EASA approves Dart EC145 Skidtubes and BK117 Heli-Utility-Baskets

DART Aerospace has announced that it has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its EC145 skidtubes. DART has also recently received FAA approval for its BK117 Heli-Utility-BasketTM. With DART skidtubes, the central I-beam web absorbs most of the impact on landing so the tube maintains its integrity. Even with… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 21-Apr-14

EASA approves Dart Left Hand PIC for Bell 205/212

EASA approves Dart Left Hand PIC for Bell 205/212

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Left Hand Pilot in Command. The STC has been approved for Bell 205 and 212 aircraft. The DART Aerospace Left Hand Pilot in Command allows operators to bring the left hand pilot position to the same operational level… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 21-Apr-14

EASA presents new approach to GA

EASA presents new approach to GA

EASA is coming to AERO with a new mind-set for GA. Change is already underway.  The Agency will have a strong presence at AERO. During the show the Agency will unfold its plan for concrete action and measures towards simplifying the regulatory structure concerning GA. Initial focus will be on the lighter end of GA…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Apr-14

EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated a number of R44 helicopter accidents in which the fuel tanks were breached, resulting in leaking fuel and a post-crash fire. While analysis showed that these events should all have been survivable with minor or no injuries to the occupants, they resulted in fatalities and serious… Read more »

Source: EASA, 21-Mar-14

Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded Part 21G accreditation from the European Aviation Safety Agency following an official audit in late December 2013. The deserved recognition from Europe’s regulatory aviation authority enables the company to perform work pertaining to sheet metal and… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-14

Aspen Avionics Announces EASA Approval for Airbus Helicopters

Aspen Avionics Announces EASA Approval for Airbus Helicopters

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System (EFD), announced today the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of Aspen’s EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into the Eurocopter 120B under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate 10048141. The lightweight, compact form factor of Aspen’s helicopter PFD system is a perfect fit for the… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 26-Feb-14

EASA approves Onboard Systems Bell 204-412 Cargo Hook Retention System

EASA approves Onboard Systems Bell 204-412 Cargo Hook Retention System

This Cargo Hook Retention System is designed for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 operators looking to keep the cargo hook assembly from rotating during certain types of external load missions. This certified upgrade kit provides a restraining arm that is coupled to the cargo hook assembly and supported by a bracket that is attached to… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 23-Feb-14

Aspen Avionics announces EASA Minor Change Approval on AS355

Aspen Avionics announces EASA Minor Change Approval on AS355

Aspen Avionics today announced its Evolution EFD 1000H Pro has gained EASA minor change approval (MCA) for installation on the Eurocopter AS355. Avionik Straubing of Germany designed the engineering package for the certification and partnered with Instruments de Precision de la Cote Ouest (IPCO) of France, which performed the installation. The minor change approval covers Eurocopter AS355 models AS355E, AS355F,… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 30-Jan-14

R66 European certification delayed by huge EASA charges

R66 European certification delayed by huge EASA charges

EASA has recently issued full details of an appeal hearing between two organisations – EASA itself and Robinson Helicopter Co. The case concerns the amount of the invoices being raised by EASA on Robinson for the work that EASA is putting in to the type certificate for the R66. Here are the numbers Invoice 90009422… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-14

EASA certifies the EC175

EASA certifies the EC175

The certification process of the EC175 has been successfully completed. On January 27, 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Internal Safety Committee formally approved the recommendation of the EC175 Project Certification Team to grant the EC175 with EASA type certification.EASA will officially issue the type certificate in the coming days. “This is a major milestone for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

British lawyer seeks black boxes for all passenger-carrying helicopters

British lawyer seeks black boxes for all passenger-carrying helicopters

LAWYERS representing a family bereaved in the Clutha helicopter crash have called for all passenger-carrying helicopters to be fitted with black box recording devices. Aviation legal experts from Irwin Mitchell, who also act for the victims of North Sea helicopter ditchings, have been instructed by John McGarrigle, whose 57-year-old father, also called John McGarrigle, died… Read more »

Source: Irwin Mitchell, 23-Dec-13

BALPA union calls on CAA and EASA for clarity over Bond unilateral EC135 grounding

BALPA union calls on CAA and EASA for clarity over Bond unilateral EC135 grounding

In response to Bond Air Services decision to ground its fleet of EC 135s, BALPA said: “Pilots are looking to the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to take charge and provide the industry with the information that has informed the decision to ground the Bond EC-135 fleet. Flight safety… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 13-Dec-13

AW609 update 3 – The Challenges

AW609 update 3 – The Challenges

Last week, HeliHub.com had access to the key executives of the AW609 program. This is one of three updates we are presenting this week to our readers. See AW609 update 1 – Catching up the last two years And AW609 update 2 – The Future The road ahead for the AW609 is not a simple one…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-13

EASA approves AKV ETM1000 Exceedence and Data Trending System

EASA approves AKV ETM1000 Exceedence and Data Trending System

AKV, Inc. is pleased to announce their ETM1000 Exceedence and Data Trending system has received EASA STC approval No. 10046919 on November 5th, 2013. The ETM1000 provides monitoring and recording of the drive train for trending purposes, as well as being configured to emulate the Rotorcraft Flight Manual and record exceedences based on the operating… Read more »

Source: AKV, 19-Nov-13

Heli Austria flies first FastFin-Equipped Bell 412 in Europe

Heli Austria flies first FastFin-Equipped Bell 412 in Europe

BLR Aerospace today announced that Heli Austria is the first European operator of BLR’s FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the Bell 412. FastFin recently was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation and flight on Bell 412 helicopters. Based on patented technologies, BLR’s flagship FastFin System enables performance improvements… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 25-Sep-13

Union says North Sea safety is “too little, too late”

Union says North Sea safety is “too little, too late”

Please see below a comment from the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) on today’s announcement that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be conducting a review into North Sea aviation safety. ‘We will  consult with those members currently operating in the North Sea as to their views on the effectiveness of a CAA-led review, but… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 25-Sep-13

Oil & Gas UK welcomes review of North Sea operations

Oil & Gas UK welcomes review of North Sea operations

Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK’s health, safety and employment issues director, said: “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the CAA’s review of offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea and we and our members stand ready to engage fully in the process. As the CAA highlights in its announcement, considerable efforts have already been made… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 25-Sep-13

UK and Norwegian authorities join with EASA for North Sea safety review

UK and Norwegian authorities join with EASA for North Sea safety review

The CAA is undertaking a review of North Sea helicopter operations. It will be a joint review with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts. It will study current operations, previous incidents and accidents and offshore helicopter flying in other countries to make recommendations… Read more »

Source: UK CAA, 25-Sep-13

EASA approves BLR Aerospace FastFin System for Bell 412

EASA approves BLR Aerospace FastFin System for Bell 412

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on all Bell 412 helicopters.  FastFin is already EASA-approved for installation on Bell 204, 205, and 212 helicopters. Meet with BLR in Exhibit D30 during Helitech International, Sept. 24-26 in London. Based on patented technologies, BLR’s flagship… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 23-Sep-13

Guimbal receives Part 145 Certificate from EASA

Guimbal receives Part 145 Certificate from EASA

Following an eight-month cycle of audits, the French OSAC (Organisme de Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile), on the behalf of the EASA, have awarded their Part145 agreement to Helicopteres Guimbal. This new agreement complements their Part21-F and -G qualifications (Design Organization and Production Organization) and allows the manufacturer of the Cabri G2 helicopter to conduct maintenance… Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 14-Sep-13

AW189 arrives in UK for SAR certification

AW189 arrives in UK for SAR certification

AgustaWestland yesterday delivered an AW189 to their Yeovil plant to commence work on the EASA certification of the type in the SAR role.  The aircraft is currently on the Italian register as I-PTFF and was delivered via a brief overnight stop at Norwich Airport on Monday night, and then ferried through to Yeovil yesterday. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-13

HSSG response to EASA and CAA Directive on EC225

HSSG response to EASA and CAA Directive on EC225

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) welcomes the Directive from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as the first major step in bringing the fleet of EC225 helicopters back to safe flight operations. The safety barriers proposed will give several layers of assurance that this helicopter is safe to fly…. Read more »

Source: HSSG, 11-Jul-13

EASA approves interim fix for EC225 over-water flights

EASA approves interim fix for EC225 over-water flights

Following publication of an airworthiness directive by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Super Puma helicopters on 9 July 2013, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will subsequently amend its operational restriction on the helicopter type, allowing each aircraft to return to service once the requirements of the EASA directive are met. EASA is… Read more »

Source: UK CAA and others, 10-Jul-13

Navtech iCharts Passes EASA Evaluation

Navtech iCharts Passes EASA Evaluation

Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, is pleased to announce they have successfully passed a review from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Operations Evaluation Board (OEB). While several Navtech customers have been granted operational approval to use iCharts by their national authorities, this successful review of the app by EASA… Read more »

Source: Navtech, 04-Jul-13

EASA R66 Certification Update

EASA R66 Certification Update

As many of you will now know, Robinson Helicopter Company successfully demonstrated the ELOS (Equivalent Level Of Safety) to the FAA resulting in the helicopter receiving certification in Russia and Canada. EASA have since deemed the Equivalent Safety Finding as “important” and, as such, have made it subject to public consultation. Sloane responded with its… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 27-Jun-13

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced foreign approval of seven products distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Approvals were received in May from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration, Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the following products: Ukraine validation of STC SH3289SO, Cabin Floor Protectors… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Jun-13

Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its service facility, Aviation Service a.s., located in Prague, Czech Republic, was granted expanded and updated terms of its Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The expansion of the DOA certification allows Aviation Service to perform major changes on the primary… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Jun-13

Dart announces skidtube step for medium Bells

Dart announces skidtube step for medium Bells

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce the launch of a skidtube step that provides a flat non-slip surface to stand on, increasing security for hoist operator or spotters for the Bell Medium aircraft.  The step received approval from Transport Canada, FAA, EASA, and Japan. The Skidtube Step installs on the DART Round-I-Beam™ Skidtubes and installs… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 11-Jun-13

UK CAA announces improvements in pilot licence processes and provides policy update

UK CAA announces improvements in pilot licence processes and provides policy update

The introduction of the new European regulations for pilot licensing has resulted in a significant amount of change for UK pilots in the past year and has also impacted the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) systems and processes. The result has been pilots and other stakeholders not receiving the level of service that we would hope… Read more »

Source: CAA, 05-Jun-13

New “Land or Ditch Immediately” advice for EC225 operators

New “Land or Ditch Immediately” advice for EC225 operators

This week, EASA has issued a new Emergency Airworthiness Directive for the Emergency Lubrication (EMLUB) system of the Eurocopter EC225. The original design of the EMLUB system guaranteed 30 minute of safe flight in the event of total loss of the dual oil lubrication system of the main gearbox. Investigations by EASA have revealed an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-13