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EASA approves VIH Aerospace EC135 bubble window

EASA approves VIH Aerospace EC135 bubble window

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services (Heli-Expo Booth # 3837) has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for an aftermarket replacement Crew Bubble Window Installation for the Airbus EC135 helicopter (SCT# 10048796). The VIHA designed and engineered bubble window for the… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 02-Mar-15

Demand for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays for Helicopters on the Rise

Demand for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays for Helicopters on the Rise

Aspen Avionics (Booth #3164) announced today the company has enjoyed overwhelming market acceptance of its Evolution Flight Display System for helicopters. The company has sold over 500 Evolution Flight Displays to both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and in the aftermarket. In addition to being a factory option for Robinson’s R22, R44 Raven I, R44 Raven… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 01-Mar-15

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Bell, Enstrom and MD select Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module

Bell, Enstrom and MD select Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced that the company’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) is being offered as the digital standby display in the Bell Helicopter 407GX, Enstrom Helicopter 480B-G, and the MD Helicopters MD900 Explorer. “SAM was a reliable and robust solution for our standby instrument need. The clean design and the ability to… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instrument, 26-Feb-15

Simplex developing EC145 fire attack system

Simplex developing EC145 fire attack system

Simplex Aerospace has reached an agreement with Japan Aerospace Corporation and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) to develop and certify a new Fire Attack™ system for the BK-117 C2 and BK-117 D2 rotorcraft. The newly designed Simplex Aerospace system, designated Model 311 GII, will be delivered to Japan in early 2016. The Simplex Model 311 GII… Read more »

Source: Simplex, 26-Feb-15

EASA announces senior management changes

EASA announces senior management changes

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announces three key management changes following the new organisation structure decided by its Executive Director Patrick Ky and announced on 1 September 2014. Effective 5 January 2015, Luc Tytgat has been appointed by the EASA Management Board as Director of the newly created Strategy and Safety Management Directorate. In… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Feb-15

Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Revue Thommen AG has earned its long reputation as a quality leader in the aerospace and defense markets. In autumn 2014 The Canadian Amtech Aeronautical Limited successfully achieved an amendment of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for searchlight installations on Airbus Helicopter AS 350B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 19-Feb-15

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore. Turbomeca will also power the new HAL- designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter),… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

UK CAA changes 90 day recency requirement for private pilots

UK CAA changes 90 day recency requirement for private pilots

As part of its response to the Government’s General Aviation (GA) Red Tape Challenge, and its ongoing work to ensure regulation of GA is more proportionate, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has changed the requirement for some private pilots to have completed three take offs and landings in the past 90 days before they… Read more »

Source: CAA, 16-Feb-15

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AAT receives FAA STC for AW139 Quick Change EMS Interior

AAT receives FAA STC for AW139 Quick Change EMS Interior

Air Ambulance Technology (AAT), the Austrian based specialist for customized EMS, VIP and Mission Intereriors for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, recently received an FAA Validation for its successful AW 139 interior solutions in quick change configuration. The validation was granted based on an earlier issued Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA and covers a… Read more »

Source: AAT, 10-Feb-15

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CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

Substantial progress has been made on measures to improve offshore helicopter safety but there is still more to do, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today as it published a progress report on the recommendations and actions from its comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations from February 2014. Safety improvements introduced since the CAA… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Jan-15

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Bell Helicopter Receives EASA ATO Certification

Bell Helicopter Receives EASA ATO Certification

Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced it has received an Approved Training Organization (ATO) certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). With this approval, the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) is authorized to provide Part-FCL training courses for European customers, including the use of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) for the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Jan-15

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Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca (Safran) has gained EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft, the latest member of the Arriel 2+ family. The new engine, which first ran in September 2011 at Bordes, offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors. Airbus Helicopters has selected the Arriel 2N to power its new AS565 model,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Jan-15

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EASA announces senior management changes

EASA announces senior management changes

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announces three key management changes following the new organisation structure decided by its Executive Director Patrick Ky and announced on 1 September 2014. Effective 5 January 2015, Luc Tytgat has been appointed by the EASA Management Board as Director of the newly created Strategy and Safety Management Directorate. In… Read more »

Source: EASA, 21-Jan-15

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Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

LVNL, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, has become the world’s first air traffic control organisation to communicate its safety performance and potentially serious incidents in its operations.  See Full Story

Source: Air Traffic Management, 15-Jan-15

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New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

AgustaWestland announced today that the new generation AW169 light intermediate 4.5-tonne class helicopter has entered full scale production, with the first aircraft now on the final assembly line at its Vergiate facility in Italy. The event marks a major milestone ahead of EASA certification, with deliveries to the first batch of customers set to start… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jan-15

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Able Receives FAA Approval for Bell 407 Tail Rotor Fan Shaft

Able Receives FAA Approval for Bell 407 Tail Rotor Fan Shaft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Able Aerospace approval of a new tail rotor fan shaft replacement part (PMA) for the Bell 407 aircraft. The new PMA is the industry’s only OEM part alternative, meeting the highest industry safety standards at significant cost savings. “Able strives to always be the best value alternative in… Read more »

Source: Able, 08-Jan-15

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Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able… Read more »

Source: Airwolf Aerospace, 05-Jan-15

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AW189 SAR Variant Achieves EASA Certification

AW189 SAR Variant Achieves EASA Certification

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme. The range of kits for the SAR mission that have now been certified by EASA for the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Jan-15

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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