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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

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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EASA’s perspective on Drones

EASA’s perspective on Drones

Yves Morier is the principal Advisor to the Certification Director for New technologies at EASA, he has a vast experinece in the rulemaking field and is momentarly contributing to the development of the RPAS rules and policies as well as the General Aviation roadmap. Drones, RPAS, UAVs… what is the correct term? And what is it… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Dec-16

AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

Thales’s new Reality H AW139 helicopter Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at Brisbane airport has been qualified as a Level D flight simulator by EASA. The device is the first helicopter simulator in Australia to receive full qualification as a Level D Full Flight Simulator under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The EASA qualification… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-Dec-16

AW169 obtains maximum gross weight increase certification by EASA

AW169 obtains maximum gross weight increase certification by EASA

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has obtained certification by EASA for an increased maximum gross weight kit to 4,800 kg (10,582 lb) on October 31st. Operators will be able to benefit from up to 200 kg (441 lb) of extra payload compared to the standard 4,600 kg (10,141 lb) maximum gross weight… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

The light-twin helicopter H135 received the type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is already available on the H175 and H145. Axel Humpert, Head of H135… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

EASA proposes improvements for GA pilots flying IFR

EASA proposes improvements for GA pilots flying IFR

EASA published on 9 November 2016 a proposal opened for comments for ‘Easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying’ (NPA 2016-14). The objective of this so-called Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to provide a more accessible instrument rating for pilots holding non-commercial licences in general aviation. The NPA therefore proposes… Read more »

Source: EASA, 14-Nov-16

EASA Workshop on Crew Resource Management

EASA Workshop on Crew Resource Management

This is a call for registration for the EASA workshop on Crew Resource Management which will take place on 8 November 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Whether your background is Operations, Flight Crew, Administration or any other related field, do not hesitate contact us. CRM and Communication has been identified through EASA’s Safety Risk Management process… Read more »

Source: EASA, 26-Oct-16

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EASA to host Annual Safety Conference

EASA to host Annual Safety Conference

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference is taking place next week on 25-26 October in Bratislava. The topic of this year’s conference is: New technologies and new business models: meeting the expectations of a changing aviation industry. You can follow the 2016 EASA Annual Safety Conference live via web streaming or on demand! View full broadcast program… Read more »

Source: EASA, 26-Oct-16

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RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to announce that the Bell 206/407 Frameless Seat Cushions are now Transport Canada approved. The HELIFAB TCCA STC SH16-41 eliminates the 206/407 seat frame entirely for all FWD facing passenger seats and will be available for all seating positions in the near future. The kits has been previously approved by the… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 21-Oct-16

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Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Flight Management System (FMS) upgrade for the Airbus AS332L and AS332L1 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). This STC is a part of the AS332L/L1 modernisation program currently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 11-Oct-16

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Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation is pleased to announce the award of an EASA STC (10058141) for installation of the Garmin G500H EFIS into the Bell 206B and Bell 407 helicopters.    The G500H system is certified for Day/Night VFR operations and brings substantial improvements in situational awareness with a large multi-function colour moving map, H.S.I, full-time wind vector… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 07-Oct-16

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Bell closer to 505 Jet Ranger X Certification

Bell closer to 505 Jet Ranger X Certification

Bell Helicopter aims to finish production and be able to delivery and get certification for its new 505 Jet Ranger X. The approval for the craft was set to be done by November by Transport Canada, reports Flight Global, but Bell declined to give an exact date. Most of the flight tests have been done…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-16

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EASA Safety Conference

EASA Safety Conference

The 2016 European Aviation Safety Agency’s Annual Conference takes place 25 and 26 October 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, coinciding with the country’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference focuses on the topics of future technologies and innovative business models, covering all aviation domains, including aircraft manufacturing, aircraft operations and Air Traffic Management…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 16-Sep-16

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EASA proposes European-wide simplified pilot training standards for leisure flying

EASA proposes European-wide simplified pilot training standards for leisure flying

One of the goals identified by the General Aviation (GA) Road Map is to create an option to provide training for GA-related non-commercial licences outside an Approved Training Organisation (ATO). With Opinion 11/2016, the Agency proposes to introduce a new regulatory framework which requires training organisations for LAPL, PPL, SPL and BPL not to seek… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Sep-16

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Oceania Aviation earns EASA Part 145 certification

Oceania Aviation earns EASA Part 145 certification

Oceania Aviation is pleased to announce that it has been approved for Part 145 EASA certification following intensive audits conducted in 2015 and 2016. The Part 145 EASA Certification covers a range of Oceania Aviation’s services including: •    Blade and Composite Repair •    Component Service and Overhaul •    Turbine Service and Overhaul •    Eddy Current… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 24-Aug-16

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EASA approves Bell 429 Bear Paw from Alpine Aerotech

EASA approves Bell 429 Bear Paw from Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that it has officially secured European Aviation Safety Agency approval for its robust Bell 429 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration. Alpine Aerotech has incorporated several intelligent design features, which ultimately reduce installation time and enhance overall aircraft performance. Including an innovative clamping system, the… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 17-Aug-16

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EASA strengthens medical requirements for pilots

EASA strengthens medical requirements for pilots

EASA published a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness, as part of its Action Plan following the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident. These rules are contained in so-called Part-MED, which covers aviation safety rules related to the medical aspect and fitness of aircrews. Released in… Read more »

Source: EASA, 16-Aug-16

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EASA sets dates for 10th Rotorcraft Symposium

EASA sets dates for 10th Rotorcraft Symposium

The 10th EASA Rotorcraft Symposium will be held on 6-7 December at the new European Aviation Safety Agency’s Headquarters in Cologne, Germany. The forum will include speakers from Authorities, Industry, Operators and researchers. EASA have indicated that if you want to be part of the European forum for the rotary wing community, you should fill… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Aug-16

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EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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EASA STC for Thommen searchlight on Airbus H135 imminent

EASA STC for Thommen searchlight on Airbus H135 imminent

GVH Aerospace and Thommen Aircraft Equipment AG announce the imminent availability of the EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the Airbus Helicopter H135 series for the Thommen HSL-1600 high performance helicopter searchlight with integrated infrared capability. The Thommen HSL-1600 high performance helicopter searchlight is a fully integrated searchlight with self- contained electronics, providing an easy… Read more »

Source: GVH, 11-Jul-16

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FAA plans could kill off Inlet Barrier Filter market

FAA plans could kill off Inlet Barrier Filter market

Thursday this week, 7th July, the FAA is holding a meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, to present proposals for a significant change in how Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are certified. But there’s a problem. There is no justification for such a move, and it will hurt the industry. An estimated 20,000,000 flight hours have been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jul-16

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EASA Safety Conference focuses on technologies and business models

EASA Safety Conference focuses on technologies and business models

The 2016 European Aviation Safety Agency’s Annual Conference takes place 25 & 26 October 2016in Bratislava, Slovakia, coinciding with the country’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference focuses on the topics of future technologies and innovative business models, covering all aviation domains, including aircraft manufacturing, aircraft operations and Air Traffic Management. Among… Read more »

Source: EASA, 17-Jun-16

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Vector UK gains EASA Design Organisational Approval

Vector UK gains EASA Design Organisational Approval

Vector Aerospace has announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Design Organisation Approval (DOA) to its UK division, Vector Aerospace International Ltd. The addition of this DOA, number EASA.21J.516, represents a significant addition to Vector Aerospace’s commercial aerospace approvals, enabling the company to design and certify changes and repairs, including supplemental type… Read more »

Source: Vector, 08-Jun-16

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EASA grounds Airbus AS332L2 and EC225

EASA grounds Airbus AS332L2 and EC225

EASA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2016-0104-E which prohibits any flights of Airbus AS332L2 and EC225 helicopters with the exception of a single flight without passengers to ferry such a helicopter to a maintenance base.  This follows earlier groundings from the national Civil Aviation Authorities of Norway and the UK, with the exception of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jun-16

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Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training expands EASA distance learning options

Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training expands EASA distance learning options

Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training is pleased to announce the latest expansion in its range of services to students interested in EASA modular distance learning theoretical knowledge courses for pilots. In addition to our satellite bases at Leicester, High Wycombe, Lelystad and Florida (where EASA flight testing can be done), we have teamed up with Aviation… Read more »

Source: CAPT, 20-May-16

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EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval (STC#: #100577794) for its aftermarket replacement MCP01 Master Caution Panel (Model #: MCP-001) for the Bell 212 and 412 series helicopters. The MCP01 has held both Transport Canada and a… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 16-May-16

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EASA creates task force to assess the risk of aircraft colliding with drones

EASA creates task force to assess the risk of aircraft colliding with drones

The European Aviation Safety Agency announces today the creation of a task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft. The task force will: Review all relevant occurrences including the occurrences collected by the European Member States, Analyse the existing studies on the subject of impact between drones and aircraft, Study the… Read more »

Source: EASA, 05-May-16

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EASA issue Emergency AD for EC225

EASA issue Emergency AD for EC225

EASA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), following the tragic accident which occurred in Norway on 29 April 2016 to an Airbus Helicopters EC 225 helicopter. The partial information available so far indicate an in-flight separation of the main rotor from the main gearbox (MGB); an investigation is on-going to identify the root cause of… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-May-16

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Dynali H3 Sport on its way to EASA Certification

Dynali H3 Sport on its way to EASA Certification

Two years ago, the H3 Sport has ben certified as UL helicopter in France. In two years, it has become the bestseller side-by-side UL helicopter in that country, thanks to its interesting operating cost and advantage for ab-initio training of UL pilots. Last year, first H3 Sport was sold to the new Dynali distributor in… Read more »

Source: Dynali, 20-Apr-16

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Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

We’re excited to announce new enhancements now available within the Garmin Pilot app for iOS mobile devices. Now pilots flying around the globe, including Europe, have the option of filing VFR flight plans for free directly with the country Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) with a Garmin Pilot subscription. Additional features for iOS include a flight profile view, new… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Apr-16

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Helisota adds Airbus Helicopters to its EASA Part 145 capabilities

Helisota adds Airbus Helicopters to its EASA Part 145 capabilities

Helisota, an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul services for rotorcraft, has extended its MRO capabilities by adding H120, H135 and H145 helicopter types to its EASA Part-145 certificate. Following the successful certification, Helisota is now eligible to provide both base and line maintenance support for private and governmental H120, H135, H145 operators…. Read more »

Source: Helisota, 01-Apr-16

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EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an EASA STC data package for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Finmeccanica Helicopters AW139 helicopter short and long nose variants. The Certification covers the integration of the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU) and Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

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BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR Aerospace is working with Airbus Helicopters to certify the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on an H125 helicopter, the company announced today. Proof of concept flight tests were successfully completed in 2015. BLR is nearing the end of its certification flight test program and is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has submitted EASA and FAA STC data packages for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the following helicopter variants, and anticipates final approvals shortly: AS365N series, Bell 212, 412HP, 412EP, 206, 407, Airbus H145 This represents a major investment by Trakka Systems to provide customers with… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

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EASA launches €10 million aviation cooperation project with China

EASA launches €10 million aviation cooperation project with China

A new chapter in EU-China aviation relations started today, with the official launch of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP). The 5-year, €10 million project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and partners, will link technical cooperation with policy dialogue between the European and Chinese aviation authorities. It is funded by the Partnership… Read more »

Source: EASA, 24-Feb-16

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EASA approves Pall PureAir system for Airbus H125/AS350/H130

EASA approves Pall PureAir system for Airbus H125/AS350/H130

Pall Corporation today announced that the PA100 PUREair System engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125/AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aerospace Safety Agency (EASA). The next generation PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, re-engineered, and retested… Read more »

Source: Pall Corporation, 12-Feb-16

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EASA approves rig automated approach system for Airbus H225

EASA approves rig automated approach system for Airbus H225

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Fly-ability and safetY), an avionics enhancement designed to provide automatic rig approaches for offshore operations. First developed on H225, it will also be implemented on H175 (end 2016) and on H160. Rig’N Fly uses a combination of sensors (GPS,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Feb-16

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EASA approves H145 gross weight up from 3650kg to 3700kg

EASA approves H145 gross weight up from 3650kg to 3700kg

In December, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the certification of the increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for the H145. With this enhancement, the helicopter can carry an extra 50kg, raising the MTOW to a total of 3.7 metric tons. It will be available for customers in early 2016. As the improvement does not… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Jan-16

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Power Aviation becomes EASA-approved Kamatics B206 driveshaft European distributor

Power Aviation becomes EASA-approved Kamatics B206 driveshaft European distributor

Kamatics has received EASA Certification for its 206A/B/L Series KAflex Main Rotor Driveshaft, applicable to both Rotor Brake and Non-Brake installations. All Models 206A/B/L Series KAflex driveshaft installations are available directly through Power Aviation – Official European Distributor. The 206A/B/L Series KAflex driveshaft incorporates the same design and construction utilized in over 40,000 driveshafts presently… Read more »

Source: Power Aviation, 14-Jan-16

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EASA approves Aerolite medical interior for AW169

EASA approves Aerolite medical interior for AW169

Aerolite has announced today that EASA have issued STC approval for an AW169 air medical interior.  The actual approval was completed in December 2015, but Aerolite have not stated if it was their delay in broadcasting the news, or EASA being slow with the paperwork. The STC is for the first of a family of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-16

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EASA approves Turbomeca Arrius 2R for Bell 505

EASA approves Turbomeca Arrius 2R for Bell 505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Turbomeca (Safran, Euronext Paris : SAF), are delighted to announce that Turbomeca has received EASA engine type certification for its Arrius 2R engine, that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The Bell 505 redefines the short light single (SLS) class, placing safety, performance and value… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Dec-15

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EASA strengthens international links

EASA strengthens international links

The 5th meeting of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with its international partners, the aviation safety authorities and oversight organisations, takes place on 9 and 10 December 2015 in Hong-Kong. With participants from over 25 organisations from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the discussions are focusing on global cooperation on aviation safety. In… Read more »

Source: EASA, 09-Dec-15

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EASA approves Mecaer interior for H145 Mercedes Benz Style

EASA approves Mecaer interior for H145 Mercedes Benz Style

Mecaer has announced the award of an STC by EASA for the H145 Mercedes Benz Style luxury interior.  The STC includes MAG’s new engineering package for the H145T2 and the interior options include their proprietary in-flight entertainment (IFEEL) and internal Wi-Fi. The interior is offered in four different “harmonies” which can be combine with a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Nov-15

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EASA approves H+S Aviation facility in Abu Dhabi

EASA approves H+S Aviation facility in Abu Dhabi

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that its Abu Dhabi maintenance, repair and overhaul facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval for PW206/PW207 and PT6C-67C turboshaft engines. The EASA authorisation follows the facility’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) CAR 145 approval earlier this year. “Our Abu Dhabi facility is… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 15-Nov-15

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EASA approves Robinson R66 floats – but check the limitations

EASA approves Robinson R66 floats – but check the limitations

EASA has issued a “Major Change Approval” document dated 20th October 2015, approving pop-out floats for the Robinson R66 Turbine.  This model is known at Robinson Helicopter Co (RHC) as the R66 Turbine Marine, and was approved by the FAA on November 15, 2014. The R66 pop-out float option is similar to the R44 Clipper… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Nov-15

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Garmin makes 8.33 kHz Spacing upgrades easier for helicopters in Europe

Garmin makes 8.33 kHz Spacing upgrades easier for helicopters in Europe

Garmin is pleased to announce installation of the GNC 255 NAV/COM and GTR 225 COM series is easier and more cost-effective for European-registered helicopters. This certification reduces installation time and the cost associated with the installation of the GTR/GNC radios in a wide variety of helicopter types in Europe. Additionally, Helicopter operators are offered an… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 30-Oct-15

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EASA Virtual Academy takes off

EASA Virtual Academy takes off

The European Aviation Safety Agency announces the names of the first members of the EASA Virtual Academy. After undergoing a thorough evaluation procedure, CAA International, the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO), the “Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile” (ENAC) and the “Servicios y Estudios para la Navigacion Aerea y la Seguridad Aeronautica” (SENASA) have… Read more »

Source: EASA, 21-Oct-15

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BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AgustaWestland’s AB412 helicopter. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification is imminent, according to Dave Marone, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marone also announced the appointment of Agrarflug Helilift as… Read more »

Source: BLR, 06-Oct-15

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FAA signs STC agreements with EASA and TC

FAA signs STC agreements with EASA and TC

On September 15, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed agreements with two international regulatory partners, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA) that allow the authorities to rely on each other’s regulatory systems. The agreements will eliminate duplicate processes, get safety enhancing equipment installed on aircraft more quickly, and save time and… Read more »

Source: FAA, 30-Sep-15

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EASA only approves Limited Icing clearance on AW189

EASA only approves Limited Icing clearance on AW189

AgustaWestland announced today that the Limited Ice Protection System (LIPS) for the AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has received EASA certification. The LIPS system will allow the AW189 to further enhance its all-weather capabilities, continuing the process to make the all-new super medium class helicopter suitable to operate in the most adverse and harsh… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Sep-15

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EASA extends Genesys HeliSAS/Autopilot STC to Airbus H130

EASA extends Genesys HeliSAS/Autopilot STC to Airbus H130

Genesys Aerosystems announced that its HeliSAS Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Eurocopter EC130 T2 helicopters. The company earned FAA certification for the STC in September 2014. The STC is the result of the company’s active and ongoing… Read more »

Source: Genesys, 26-Aug-15

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EASA approves ASU Night Vision STCs for Bell 206 and 407

EASA approves ASU Night Vision STCs for Bell 206 and 407

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced that the company has obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the Bell 206 series and 407 helicopters to modify existing aircraft for night vision capability. “This is the second EASA STC we have obtained this year,” said ASU Executive Director of Business… Read more »

Source: ASU, 25-Aug-15

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EASA certifies AgustaWestland AW169

EASA certifies AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland announced today the new generation AW169 helicopter has been issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 15 July 2015. Delivery of the first production helicopters to customers will now commence. AgustaWestland has achieved EASA type certification less than five years after the AW169 programme launch. This achievement has been… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Jul-15

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EASA validates FAA STC for Garmin GTN 650/750 in various JAR27 helicopters

EASA validates FAA STC for Garmin GTN 650/750 in various JAR27 helicopters

Garmin is pleased to announce that it has received the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) validation of the U.S. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the GTN 650/750 series touchscreen avionics and GMA 35 remote audio panel in select Part 27 helicopters. With this validation, these avionics are certified and approved for installation in several popular… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Jul-15

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EASA’s Annual Safety Conference to focus on Training

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference to focus on Training

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference has a long standing tradition, every year addressing a different safety topic. The 2015 EASA Safety Conference focuses on the topic of Training for aircrew, but also for other activities like maintenance, RPAS, new simulation technologies etc. The conference will open on Wednesday 14 October, by EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms… Read more »

Source: EASA, 15-Jul-15

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EASA Approves Aspen EFD1000H Primary Flight Display for Bell 206

EASA Approves Aspen EFD1000H Primary Flight Display for Bell 206

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display System (EFD), announced today European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of its EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into Bell and Bell/Agusta 206 models under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 10053378. The lightweight and compact form factor of Aspen’s helicopter PFD system is a perfect fit… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 30-Jun-15

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Australia – CASA calls on FAA and EASA to act over R44 bladder tanks

Australia – CASA calls on FAA and EASA to act over R44 bladder tanks

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has called on US and European regulators to improve the safety of helicopter fuel systems. See Full Story

Source: Australian Flying, 22-Jun-15

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EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of Rig Approach™ for the S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Rig Approach provides operators with an automated approach to offshore rig and platform landings. Rig Approach is available as an option on the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Jun-15

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Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

The Korean Coast Guard has once again selected AEM’s Loud Speaker systems. The newest contract is for 700W systems to be set up on their Ka-32 helicopters. The immediate requirement is for five systems that will be installed, tested and certified in Korea by LG International’s Aviation Unit. The systems include AA21-400 PA/Siren Control Units,… Read more »

Source: AEM, 12-Jun-15

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Bell expands capabilities in Prague

Bell expands capabilities in Prague

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received approval to perform maintenance and customization on all Canadian registered aircraft under the certification of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at its facility in Prague, Czech Republic. “We continue to enhance our customer offerings at Bell Helicopter Prague to maximize… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Jun-15

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Silk Way Helicopter Services to become AW service center

Silk Way Helicopter Services to become AW service center

The Azerbaijani airline, Silk Way Helicopter Services (SWHS), is ready to become a service center for AgustaWestland in the region, the aviation portal ATO.ru quoted the airline’s director general, Azer Sultanov, as saying June 8. See full story.

Source: Trend, 10-Jun-15

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EASA announces date for Ninth Rotorcraft Symposium

EASA announces date for Ninth Rotorcraft Symposium

The Ninth EASA Rotorcraft Symposium will be held on 2-3 December at the Hilton Hotel in Cologne. If you are interested to be part of the European forum for the rotary wing community, please fill the online registration here. You will then receive a confirmation from EASA of your enrolment. Registration closes on 14 November 2015. Don’t… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Jun-15

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SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Systems, the world’s premier provider of flight data monitoring, business data, and fleet situational awareness solutions has chosen Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) as their primary repair facility. With AEM’s proven track record of excellent customer support and extensive experience in the aviation industry, it was a perfect fit for this partnership. “We’re pleased… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 27-May-15

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HAL Dhruv completes noise tests for EASA certification

HAL Dhruv completes noise tests for EASA certification

As part of a process to acquire certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Advance Light Helicopter-Dhruv, HAL carried out noise measurement flight trials at Mysuru airport recently in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The EASA representatives witnessed the entire flight test and preliminary analysis of the recorded noise data,… Read more »

Source: HAL, 22-May-15

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Mecaer Aviation Group Achieves STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group Achieves STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has been awarded the highly anticipated EASA STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury interior. MAG achieved the STC for the MAGnificent ahead of schedule and installation was completed on time in the very first Bell 429 at the Bell Helicopter Prague facility.  The Bell 429 Demonstrator will be… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 19-May-15

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ABLE SECURES FAA APPROVAL ON FIVE NEW BELL HELICOPTER PMAs

ABLE SECURES FAA APPROVAL ON FIVE NEW BELL HELICOPTER PMAs

Able Aerospace, Inc.  has received FAA approval on five new rotor wing PMAs, further expanding one of the industry’s most inclusive menus of rotor wing PMA solutions. These new parts are as follows: • Boot: PN 4RP-340-102-101 (Bell 412) • Disk: PN 9440791-1AA (Bell 205A-1, 205B, 212, 412, 214B, 214ST) • Pitch Link Assembly: PN… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 19-May-15

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Airbus H145M certified by EASA

Airbus H145M certified by EASA

Airbus Helicopters’ H145M has been certified by the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airworthiness authority, clearing the way for the military type approval and initial two deliveries of this multi-role twin-engine military rotorcraft before year-end. Its first customer is the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces), who has ordered 15 rotorcraft to be operated by the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-May-15

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Vector Aerospace adds EASA STC to CVFDR upgrade for AS332

Vector Aerospace adds EASA STC to CVFDR upgrade for AS332

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has added EASA certification to its Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) FAA STC applicable to AS332 C, L and L1 helicopters. Vector’s new CVFDR STC further enhances the mission capability profile of… Read more »

Source: Vector, 12-May-15

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Aircraft engineers warn of lack of oversight at EASA level

Aircraft engineers warn of lack of oversight at EASA level

AEI (Aircraft Engineers International) have written to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to place on record our belief that the air travelling public in Europe is exposed to an increasing risk of injury. “Our concern derives from the inconsistent, and in some European countries, inadequate, application by the individual national aviation authorities of safety… Read more »

Source: AEI, 29-Apr-15

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EASA approves 270 pound increase for MD Explorer

EASA approves 270 pound increase for MD Explorer

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 pounds for the MD 900/902 Explorer. The extra 270 pound payload will allow operators in all market segments to expand the already superior mission capabilities of this versatile twin-engine aircraft. The FAA previously… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Apr-15

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Vector Aerospace receives Airbus Helicopters Service Centre Approval

Vector Aerospace receives Airbus Helicopters Service Centre Approval

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector –www.vectoraerospace.com) a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Airbus Helicopters enabling its Fleetlands site in Gosport to operate as an Airbus Helicopters Service Centre for countries adjoining the North Sea – the UK, Republic of Ireland ,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 28-Apr-15

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Jeppesen And Peters Software Team To Provide Instrument Helicopter Training In Europe

Jeppesen And Peters Software Team To Provide Instrument Helicopter Training In Europe

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has teamed with Peters Software GmbH, a leading provider of software programs for EASA private and commercial pilot license training and preparation, to offer Air Transport Pilot License [ATPL(H) IR] courseware and materials for instrument helicopter training in Europe. The Jeppesen EASA ATPL(H) IR training system uses… Read more »

Source: Jeppesen, 17-Apr-15

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Garmin® Enhances New and Existing G500 and G600 Glass Flight Display Systems

Garmin® Enhances New and Existing G500 and G600 Glass Flight Display Systems

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced enhanced capability and an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight display systems. Pilots will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized mapping display, complete with a number of enhancements that bring new capabilities to these flight displays. In addition to a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Apr-15

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AW169 Flight Training Device Ready for Training

AW169 Flight Training Device Ready for Training

AgustaWestland announced today the availability of a new AW169 Flight Training Device (FTD) at its A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. The device has been certified by a jointEuropean Aviation Safety Agency (EASA ) and Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) team to FTD Level 2 as per CS-FSTD(H), the certification specification for Helicopter… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-Apr-15

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