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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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FAA and EASA approve Dart R66 cargo hook

FAA and EASA approve Dart R66 cargo hook

The easy to install DART Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and efficiency for all your utility missions. With a lift capacity of 1,015-lb, the hook utilizes an electrical release system as well as a manual backup to jettison the load, ideal for your aerial operations. Approved… Read more »

Source: Dart, 27-Mar-15

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Able Begins Distribution Of New Bell 407/429 Calipers & Disc Pmas

Able Begins Distribution Of New Bell 407/429 Calipers & Disc Pmas

Able Aerospace, Inc. has announced the FAA approval and official availability of the following new Bell 407/429 PMA offerings, thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement with Northwest Dynamics, Inc. (NDI): • 407 Caliper Assembly (427-340-352-113/NDI: B0244-1) • 429 Caliper Assembly (427-340-352-111 and -112/NDI: B0238-1 and -2) • 429 Brake Disc (206-340-301-105/NDI: D0143-3) • 407 Caliper/Overhaul… Read more »

Source: ABLE, 27-Mar-15

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New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

With just over six months to go, a growing number of new exhibitors are confirming their interest in participating at Helitech International 2015, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, this year’s event is being staged at ExCeL London from 6 – 8 October, in association with the European Helicopter Association. New exhibiting companies… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 27-Mar-15

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Winning Student Team to be Awarded a Video Borescope at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

Winning Student Team to be Awarded a Video Borescope at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

The 2015 MRO Americas, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL on April14-16, will host the Annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC). AMC is a skill-based competition where teams of certified Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, international and domestic Armed Forces personnel involved in aircraft/spacecraft maintenance, and students enrolled in either… Read more »

Source: RF System Lab, 24-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters presents its humanitarian mission dedicated helicopters in Dubai

Airbus Helicopters presents its humanitarian mission dedicated helicopters in Dubai

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to address the needs and requirements of International, Governmental and non-Governmental Organizations engaged in peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts will be highlighted during this month‘s 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD). Airbus Helicopters will emphasize the company’s innovative helicopter solutions that can enhance most humanitarian… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-Mar-15

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Kitchener Aero Avionics Adds EASA STC for Garmin G-500H mod in Eurocopter EC-120

Kitchener Aero Avionics Adds EASA STC for Garmin G-500H mod in Eurocopter EC-120

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) is pleased to announce that they have now been awarded EASA STC in addition to Transport Canada and FAA STC’s already in hand for their successful and popular “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade to the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. The Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Attitude Heading Reference System… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 24-Mar-15

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Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today that the company has obtained Part 145 approval from the Civil Aviation Service Authority (CASA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Australia after working closely with officials for the past 12 months…. Read more »

Source: PAG, 18-Mar-15

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Vision 2020: EASA presents its Vision for the Future of the Aviation Regulatory System

Vision 2020: EASA presents its Vision for the Future of the Aviation Regulatory System

The European Aviation Safety Agency published today its proposals for the future of the aviation regulatory system. These proposals, presented as an ‘EASA Opinion’, are the outcome of consultation with stakeholders which started in September 2014. Among others, EASA proposes that when national authorities have a lack of resources or expertise, they should be able… Read more »

Source: EASA, 17-Mar-15

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Able Aerospace Services, PHI Sign Long-Term Service Agreement

Able Aerospace Services, PHI Sign Long-Term Service Agreement

Able Aerospace Services and leading helicopter services company PHI, Inc. have signed a formal service agreement assigning all of PHI’s Bell 206L and 407 component overhaul and exchange work to Mesa, Arizona-based Able. “We have been using Able’s services for years, and in that time have saved millions of dollars through direct purchase savings, increased… Read more »

Source: Able, 17-Mar-15

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EASA presents new regulatory approach for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS)

EASA presents new regulatory approach for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS)

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) presented its new regulatory approach for safely operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). This marks a significant change in the way aviation safety regulations are developed, becoming proportionate to the risks they aim to address. Called ‘Concept of Operations’, this new approach foresees safe and proportionate rules for the… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Mar-15

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Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica, a satellite communications equipment manufacturer known for its multiple safety certifications for airliners, announced today that its suite of mini-Quick Access Recorders (miniQAR) are now installed on more than 75 helicopters and most are streaming data over the company’s 3G/4G cellular module. Speaking from the 2015 Heli Expo Conference in Orlando, Avionica vice president… Read more »

Source: Avionica, 10-Mar-15

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Able launches bearings service line for Bell 206/407

Able launches bearings service line for Bell 206/407

Able Aerospace Services is on a roll, launching a new service line providing Level 1 bearing inspection and Level 2 bearing overhaul and repair for the Bell 206 and 407. The company plans to add additional aircraft bearings services in the coming months. “Able prides itself on being a one-stop, value-add solution for its customers…. Read more »

Source: Able, 10-Mar-15

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Donaldson IBFs Approved for AW139

Donaldson IBFs Approved for AW139

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced that Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval for installation of Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the AW139. EASA’s issuance of a type certificate in February 2015 will allow more operators of the intermediate-size AgustaWestland helicopter to maximize protection… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 05-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). EASA signed the certificate on Feb. 25, capping an intensive flight… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company along with Vienna, Austria based Helikopter Air Transportation GmbH (HeliAir) obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the civilian Airbus EC135 series. “One of the many strengths of… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-15

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PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2014, further clearing the way for its entry into service early this year on the new EC135P3 helicopter. The PW206B3 engine received its first certification with Transport Canada on 20 June, 2014. The engine boasts more… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

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First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated more than 300 hrs… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

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2014 another strong year for pre-owned specialist Avinco with 25 transactions.

2014 another strong year for pre-owned specialist Avinco with 25 transactions.

In spite of a challenging global helicopter market, Avinco completed a total of 25 helicopter transactions in all ranges & mission types in Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Australia, Europe and Africa in 2014. Among these sales, were the last two BO105’s from its 17-strong portfolio acquired some years ago from the German Police…. Read more »

Source: Avinco, 03-Mar-15

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