25-Feb-2014 Source: Phoenix Heliparts
Modification and Integration specialist, Phoenix Heliparts has contracted with a California pilot for a total refurbishment and upgrade of an MD530F helicopter, including a complete digital avionics package and modern interior. It will then be populated, painted and made ready for delivery in September.
The latest full-scale airframe refurbishment and complete avionics modernization is for repeat customer, Robert Reish, of El Dorado, California. A similar project for Reish was completed and delivered in 2012.
The avionics package includes a 1000H Pro primary flight display by Aspen Avionics, for which Phoenix Heliparts will earn a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). Other featured equipment includes Garmin GTN 750 WAAS GBS, Garmin GDL 88 ADS-B, Garmin GTX 33 IFR-certified digital Mode S transponder with data link capabilities and 250-watt output, and a Davtron M803 clock that provides universal, local, flight, and elapsed time with display annunciators.
A wire strike kit will also be installed on the upper and lower fuselage, as well as a Phoenix Heliparts’ STC’d compressor inspection panel.
Reish said, “The team at PHP is second to none in our view. They deliver a unique product, customized to our specification, on-time and on-budget. I couldn’t be happier with the very professional, customer-first service they give. I am a repeat customer for a good reason.”
Phoenix president, Tina Cannon, said “We are privileged to welcome Mr. Reish again, and we are excited to be undertaking this complex project for him. He will be a key part of the project throughout the modification process, and will ultimately have an aircraft that is uniquely customized specifically for him, and his wife Kathie .