3-Mar-2015 Source: Wysong
Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced this week the company has completed an Airbus AS350 B3e for Helicopter Express. The new helicopter is equipped for aerial firefighting and will be on display at the Heli-Expo held in Orlando, Florida on March 3-5,2015.
“This is the fifth Airbus AS350B3e aircraft we have completed for Helicopter Express,” said Rodney Wysong, Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc. “We have completed Bell 205s and 407s for them in the past and we are proud to have worked on their new Airbus AS350 B3e.”
The Airbus AS350 B3e is a versatile aircraft designed to work in the most extreme weather conditions. It excels in hot temperatures as well as high altitudes. Wysong equipped the aircraft with new avionics, airframe additions and new exterior paint to match Helicopter Express’s company colors.
Some of the new avionics include a Technisonic TDFM 136 digital radio, remote mounted programming ports, Wysong SW-301 drop chords, GPS interface provisions, turn and slip indicators, a flight following system, and a tail boom antennae mount. In addition, other airframe additions include new wire strike protections systems, a cargo swing system, hoist, Bambi Bucket belly connector, filters, and mirrors.
Wysong has done a great job preparing all the aircraft we have sent to them for our specific mission needs,” said Richie Kittrell, President of Helicopter Express. “Our missions require certain equipment both inside and outside the aircraft and Wysong has the knowledge, experience, and the expertise to do everything we need. That is why we have trusted them with past aircraft and we look forward to utilizing our new Airbus AS350 B3e.”
“We know our customers perform missions with their helicopters that help keep people safe on a daily basis. Helicopter Express is known for their ability to fight fires and we are glad to play an important role in preparing their aircraft to help complete those missions” said Wysong.
About Wysong Enterprises, Inc.:
Wysong Enterprises Inc. is a full service helicopter facility providing completions, customization, refurbishment, and maintenance service with capabilities to include interior, paint, sheet metal, avionics, and manufacturing. Their customer base includes Law Enforcement, EMS, ENG, Corporate, and Utility helicopter operators. The company operates under FAA Repair Station Approval #W3ER617N and PMA Parts Manufacturing Approval #PQ3898CE .
About Helicopter Express, Inc.:
Helicopter Express, Inc. is an FAA Part 135 Certified Air Carrier with years of experience and an impressive list of satisfied clients.Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), the company owns additional bases in Jackson, Wyoming, and Ft. Worth, Texas, and provides a complete line of helicopter services spanning coast-to-coast. Since 1995, Helicopter Express is recognized for the very best personnel and aviation equipment. The company has a fleet of 22+ reputable and reliable helicopters with plans to add more aircraft to accommodate customer growth.