18-Oct-2021 Source: ALPINE AEROTECH
ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for protective floor and panel coverings engineered precisely for Bell 505 Cabin, and Baggage Compartments. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approvals are currently pending.
Alpine Aerotech was contracted to perform the first 25-hour airframe inspection, install an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), additional Garmin GTR225B communications radio, and Bearpaws, while concurrently developing the panel protection kit for a local private operator. In a short two-week period, they completed all maintenance tasks and simultaneously designed, manufactured, and performed fit-function tests for the kit. The Cabin Floor Protection Kit consists of 4 panels retained by 6 stainless steel door sills for near complete coverage. The Baggage Protection Kit consists of 5 panels to protect the compartment from in-flight shifts in cargo. Both kits are constructed of material that is specifically designed to be light-weight and energy attenuating; which offers considerable weight savings when compared to similar products.
“We had an extremely tight timeline on this project” explains Taylor Wilson, Manager of Manufacturing at Alpine Aerotech. “Thanks to the hard-work of our maintenance, design, and manufacturing staff we were able to complete the project and deliver the aircraft within a two-week period.”