16-Jun-2015 Source: Airwork NZ
Airwork is pleased to announce that the BK117-850D2 has gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia. This approval has been a collaborative effort between Airwork and local Indonesian operator PT Sayap Garuda Indah, Heli SGI.
This is the 5th STC approval to be issued for the BK117-850D2 and joins FAA, EASA, NZCAA, and Transport Canada.
This BK117-850D2 helicopter is fully Cat A, Class 1 compliant helicopter at Max All Up Weight giving it that extra safety margin which is great news for helicopter operators of Indonesia who can now use the multi-role BK117-850D2 for Onshore/Offshore, Mining Support, Fire Fighting, EMS/SAR, Police or Passenger Transport.
Airwork owns the STC’s for the BK117-850D2 and have carried out more than 40 upgrades worldwide. Many of these upgrades have been carried out in conjunction with a refurbishment and customization program either to the customer’s specific requirements or standard utility specification which includes 9 place seating, sand filter protection, cargo hook and mirror.