19-May-2015 Source: Mecaer
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 unveiled this week at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland inside Bell Helicopter’s booth.
The STC marks a 100 percent in-house solution by MAG. The interior was designed by Mecaer’s own MAG Design Studio in Rome Italy, engineered and certified by MAG’s own EASA DOA, manufactured at MAG’s Cabin Comfort Systems headquarters in central Italy and installed by MAG crews in Prague, Czech Republic.
The interior includes two of MAG’s proprietary technologies. The SILENS (noise canceling system) has successfully reduced the cabin noise to a level where normal conversation can be conducted between passengers without headsets and the IFEEL (In-Flight Entertainment) provides passengers with moving jet maps, audio and video entertainment along with internal Wi-Fi interface to your smart device.
“Achieving this goal within 9-months of our application to EASA is no small accomplishment.” said Armando Sassoli, Co-General Manager of Mecaer Aviation Group. “It was only made possible by the competence, focus and dedication of both Mecaer and Bell Helicopter teams who have been working on the program.” Sassoli continued.
About Mecaer Aviation Group
With facilities across Italy, Canada and the United States, MAG offers Integrated Systems, such as flight controls, landing gear & actuation systems as well as cabin comfort systems, for Helicopters, General Aviation & Business Aircraft, and Basic Trainers. Capabilities include the development, manufacture, qualification and certification,noise & vibration abatement, together with completion, modification, and MRO services.