17-Jul-2010 Source: Soloy
Soloy Aviation Solutions recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Soloy FAA STC SR00805SE.
EASA STC 10028758 was issued on June 14, 2010 allowing operators to convert their existing AS350BA helicopters to the Honeywell LTS101 power. â€œThis approval opens the way for European operators of aircraft produced under DGAC TC No. 84 (EASA.R.008) to have the same engine option for these very popular helicopters as currently enjoyed by operators in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia,” says David Stauffer, Soloyâ€™s C.E.O.
“Proven benefits of enhanced performance, maintenance cost reduction and reduced fuel consumption are becoming well-known in the industry as more and more of the Honeywell LTS101-600A-3A engine kits are installed.â€
This STC initially used original AS350D model parts to install the LTS101 based on Eurocopterâ€™s own installation in the AS350D, hence it became known as the â€œSuper Dâ€. Due to increasing difficulty in obtaining these limited production parts, Soloy approved an adaptation of the dedicated B series conversion kit previously certified for the SD2 conversion kit for the AS350B2. This allows kits to be available for immediate delivery and as far as significant components are concerned, the kits are identical. An additional benefit being that if the helicopter is subsequently converted into a B2 conversion, 95% of the kit can be retained for use with the LTS101-700D-2.
With well over 150 Honeywellâ€™s powering AS350BA and B2 helicopters, the request received by Soloy for an alternate engine for the popular AS350 series helicopter has been answered for Europe.
For more information, contact Soloy Aviation Solutions at (360) 754-7000 or visit Soloy Aviation Solutions online at www.soloy.com