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Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

12-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has... Read more

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

3-May-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (”eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has successfully completed the second Design Organization Approval (“DOA”) audit by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). DOA is a fundamental requirement for all commercial aircraft manufacturers and enables achievement of type certification of... Read more

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

19-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has submitted a full set of Means of Compliance proposals to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”) for the type certification of the Lilium Jet. The submission to EASA represents a milestone on the... Read more

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

13-Apr-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the world’s first guidance for the design of vertiports, the ground infrastructure needed for the safe operation of Urban Air Mobility services such as air taxis in locations across Europe, including in urban areas. The Prototype Technical Design Specifications for Vertiports offers guidance to urban planners and local... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

30-Mar-2022Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

To meet increasing demand, ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s technical services division – HeliAir – has expanded their services to include maintenance for Airbus’s H145 helicopters. Having successfully completed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s certification process at the end of 2021, HeliAir now fulfills all legal requirements to maintenance the H145 for customers throughout Europe. “Every... Read more

EASA suspends Kamov Ka32 type certificate

EASA suspends Kamov Ka32 type certificate

24-Mar-2022Source: HeliHub.com

EASA has suspended this Type Certificate in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine The only helicopter currently listed is the Kamov Ka32, used for load lifting and firefighting work in some EASA countries. Helicopter market intelligence firm Parapex Media notes that this affects 25 helicopters, with the following countries currently having Kamov Ka32s on... Read more

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.Following the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in April 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada have recently certified the H125 power upgrade, which increases the... Read more

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

1-Mar-2022Source: VIH Helicopters

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) services has received EASA and FAA Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now the Left-Hand Configuration has also received Transport... Read more

ACG to Finance Volocopter Fleet of Aircraft for USD 1 billion

ACG to Finance Volocopter Fleet of Aircraft for USD 1 billion

14-Feb-2022Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) have entered into an agreement in principle to develop financing solutions that will assist with the sale of Volocopter’s family of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for up to USD 1 billion. Deliveries are expected to commence once the... Read more

First F-light Line H135 Helionix® PilotTraining Device qualified at Austrian ATORotorSky GmbH

First F-light Line H135 Helionix® PilotTraining Device qualified at Austrian ATORotorSky GmbH

26-Jan-2022Source: RS Flight Systems

RS Flight Systems GmbH (RSFS) and RotorSky GmbH proudly announce successful EASA Qualification of the first F-Light Line H135 Helionix® Flight Simulation Training Device. Shortly before the end of the year, RotorSky obtained EASA qualification by the Austrian aviation authority Austro Control GmbH for their first EC135 T3H (H135) flight simulation training device installed at... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves AS9110 Certification

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves AS9110 Certification

12-Jan-2022Source: Hillsboro Aviation

We’re honored to announce that we have achieved ISO9001 and AS9110 certification. This significant achievement places our company in an elite group of global aviation maintenance repair and overhaul facilities operating quality management systems that exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements. AS9110 is the international standard for aviation quality... Read more

EASA publishes Guidance on Carriage of Electronic Documents

EASA publishes Guidance on Carriage of Electronic Documents

6-Jan-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a guidance document with respect to the carriage of electronic documents for aviation purposes. Increased digitalisation has radically transformed many established processes and practices. The aviation sector is no exception to this and is already a big user of digital data and processes. With the advent of... Read more

EASA and Korea strengthen aviation technical cooperation

EASA and Korea strengthen aviation technical cooperation

5-Jan-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky and Mr. Yong-Seog Kim, Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Republic of Korea (ROK), signed on 20th December 2021 a Letter of Intent to strengthen technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation. The... Read more

EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

16-Dec-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published its review of the interdependencies between socio economic factors and aviation safety, conducted every three years. This edition of the  review examines the safety implications of socio-economic factors in the areas of Employment and Working Conditions, Health and Lifestyle and Education. It identifies a number of specific... Read more

EASA approves Caverton training centre and Thales AW139 sim

EASA approves Caverton training centre and Thales AW139 sim

5-Nov-2021Source: Thales

Caverton has just been qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an official full flight simulator operator, using the Thales Level D, Reality H full-flight simulator product for the AW139 helicopter. It is the first Reality H system operational in Africa, and operated by Caverton. Developed in France, the AW139 Full Flight... Read more

25 days to EUROPEAN ROTORS – 20 Free passes for HeliHub readers

25 days to EUROPEAN ROTORS – 20 Free passes for HeliHub readers

22-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

In under four weeks time the new EUROPEAN ROTORS event opens for the first time in the German city of Cologne, and will open up the first opportunity for the European helicopter industry to meet and network post-pandemic.  Originally planned for 2020, EUROPEAN ROTORS will open as the second largest event on the global helicopter... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives approvals for B505 cabin and baggage protection

Alpine Aerotech receives approvals for B505 cabin and baggage protection

18-Oct-2021Source: 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... Read more

EASA Awards Kaman Composites Part 145 Certification

EASA Awards Kaman Composites Part 145 Certification

13-Oct-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that its FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Wichita, Kansas, has earned European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for composite structures repair. “This approval is just one step in the process of offering more composite repair capabilities to the commercial... Read more

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

27-Sep-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft. Alpine Aerotech worked closely with both domestic, and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable... Read more

EASA signs Working Arrangement with India

EASA signs Working Arrangement with India

16-Sep-2021Source: EASA

EASA and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA India) have signed a Working Arrangement to strengthen their relationship and to achieve common safety and environmental protection standards. The agreement aims at promoting cooperation, the understanding of each other’s regulatory systems and facilitating the exchange of aeronautical products, services and personnel. This agreement... Read more

EASA issues 121 page report on admin burden to heli operators

EASA issues 121 page report on admin burden to heli operators

7-Sep-2021Source: EASA

EASA have published “Evaluation report on administrative burden for small helicopter operators”, completely missing the irony that the PDF is 121 pages long…..    Here is the introductory paragraph The EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap (RSR)1 was adopted in December 2018 and contains recommendations to significantly reduce the number of helicopter accidents and incidents in Europe.... Read more

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 is now available

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 is now available

9-Aug-2021Source: EASA

Despite the extraordinary challenges created by the pandemic, the EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 shows that the aviation safety system remains resilient but under pressure. The overall safety picture for EASA Member States is relatively stable. As activity ramps up with the loosening of COVID-related restrictions, the situation must be closely monitored. This edition of... Read more

AUTOFLUG receives green light for series production of helicopter seats

AUTOFLUG receives green light for series production of helicopter seats

30-Jul-2021Source: AUTOFLUG

Following the successful completion of the qualification campaign, last week, EASA awarded the ETSO approval to the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT®, a state-of-the-art crash-safe safety seat for use in helicopters. In addition to its exceptionally low space requirement, its modern design language and its modular composition, the seat is also characterized by its modified Energy Absorption System... Read more

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

12-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter... Read more

EASA continues to support development of safe VTOL aircraft

EASA continues to support development of safe VTOL aircraft

9-Jul-2021Source: EASA

EASA invites authorities, industry and stakeholders to take part once more in a consultation process, now related to the second publication of Means of Compliance (MoC) with the Special Condition for VTOL. EASA’s objective of the consultation is to provide visibility on the content and on the range of flexibility which allows to address different architectures and... Read more

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

7-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is... Read more

EASA approves Volocopter for defined drone ops

EASA approves Volocopter for defined drone ops

28-Jun-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has issued the first certificate in a new scheme under which drone manufacturers or operators can request the Agency’s design verification for a drone to be used for a particular purpose. The first such certificate was awarded to Volocopter for its VC200-2. A design verification report approves a drone... Read more

New EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project launched

New EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project launched

23-Jun-2021Source: EASA

A new EU-South Asia Partnership Project (EU-SA APP II) was launched on June 15, 2021 for a 3-year period, following signing of the contract by EASA Executive Director of EASA, Mr Patrick Ky. The project aims at strengthening institutional relations and cooperation between the EU and the aviation authorities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,... Read more

EASA published the summary of SAFE360

EASA published the summary of SAFE360

22-Jun-2021Source: EASA

On June 8-10, 2021 EASA hosted the virtual SAFE360° conference that brought together over 2,000 industry experts to identify practical solutions to the most important safety issues faced by the industry today. The conference consisted of high-level and 360° panels as well as number of safety workshops and specialist break-out sessions. You can download the... Read more

EASA publishes Decision to improve rotorcraft safety

EASA publishes Decision to improve rotorcraft safety

21-Jun-2021Source: EASA

In a further step to improve rotorcraft safety by mitigating the risk of human error at the design stage and to better support the investigation of rotorcraft accidents and incidents, EASA published ED Decision 2021/010/R. The introduction of systematic considerations related to Human Factors during the rotorcraft design process is expected to reduce the risk of... Read more

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

4-Jun-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training

RST’s newest Airbus H135 full flight simulator was initially qualified to the highest standard Level D by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The most modern FFS helicopter type H135 is thus ready for training at the major training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH... Read more

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved on Airbus H130

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved on Airbus H130

21-May-2021Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advancedtechnologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced that the United States, Canada and EASA approved Astronics’ Max-Viz 1200 and 1400 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter EC130 B4 and T2 models. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained... Read more

EASA publishes results of first EU study on UAM acceptance

EASA publishes results of first EU study on UAM acceptance

19-May-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published results of the first study conducted in the European Union on Urban Air Mobility, showing that the majority of those questioned broadly welcome the prospect of services such as air taxis, air ambulances and drone deliveries but have concerns about potential issues such as safety, security, noise... Read more

EASA and UK CAA agree on Technical Implementation Procedures

EASA and UK CAA agree on Technical Implementation Procedures

18-May-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have agreed on the Technical Implementation Procedures (the TIP) as a basis for their future working. The TIP, which was signed on May 17, 2021, gives the two parties oversight of the Air Safety Agreement that was signed between the UK and European... Read more

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

4-May-2021Source: Bell

​Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement... Read more

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

3-May-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is... Read more

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

26-Mar-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, published a white paper “The Roadmap to Scalable Urban Air Mobility” outlining what is needed to operate the full ecosystem enabling urban air mobility. As the first and only electric air taxi developer with Design Organisation Approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Volocopter moves swiftly... Read more

Bristow becomes first UK operator to achieve Part CAMO certification

Bristow becomes first UK operator to achieve Part CAMO certification

23-Mar-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is the first helicopter operator in the UK to achieve a new mandatory international aviation safety standard designed to ensure the airworthiness of its aircraft, underscoring the Company’s commitment to safety and industry leadership. Bristow was notified it officially achieved the certification – Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation certification (known as... Read more

HeliOperations launches EASA standard Night Vision training

HeliOperations launches EASA standard Night Vision training

15-Feb-2021Source: HeliOperations

HeliOperations is delighted to be able to offer an EASA Standard Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) qualification, suitable for both civil and military customers using its own state of the art, full-motion NVIS equipped simulator situated at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose followed by live NVIS flying training using its own Sea King helicopters... Read more

The Aviation Centre offers solution for UK pilots flying in post-Brexit Europe

The Aviation Centre offers solution for UK pilots flying in post-Brexit Europe

14-Feb-2021Source: The Aviation Centre

When the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK ceased to form part of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This left UK-licensed pilots in the frustrating position of only being able to fly UK-registered aircraft. Mallorca’s The Aviation Centre has the solution. “Although the Civil Aviation Authority will now assume all... Read more

Bell delivers the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi

Bell delivers the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi

5-Feb-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility.  “We are proud to now offer the Bell 505 NXi to our European customers,” said Duncan Van... Read more

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

13-Jan-2021Source: Bucher Group

The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. The further development of the AC67 equipment, which has been successfully in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the... Read more

Alpine Aerotech adds International Approvals

Alpine Aerotech adds International Approvals

8-Jan-2021Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have validated several of their Transport Canada STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) in various international airworthiness regions. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently validated their Bell 205/212/412 Bear Paws, and 13-person Shoulder Harness Kit. The Aerotech Bear Paws have become the industry leading solution for any operator... Read more

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

22-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. The new AGW enables operators to benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight of up to 120 kg (265 lb) and useful load. This increase can also be used to... Read more

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

14-Dec-2020Source: AMS Heli Design

AMS Heli Design announced today that it has received the EASA validation for a previously issued FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight EMS interior for for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopter. A new milestone achieved by AMS Heli Design entering the European market with an outstanding interior designed by paying particular... Read more

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

10-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

When H160 test pilot Olivier Gensse stepped out of the full flight simulator (FFS) after the final practice run and said: “That felt just like the H160,” it was music to the ears of the simulator project team. of hard work had paid off, paving the way for the simulator’s qualification by the European EASA airworthiness authority in August... Read more

EASA Rotorcraft Symposium – technical publications now available

EASA Rotorcraft Symposium – technical publications now available

4-Dec-2020Source: EASA

We have just posted ten technical presentations ready for you to look through in advance of the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium next week. This allows you to ask questions on the content ahead of the live session, which will take place on December 9, 2020 from 14:00 CET to 16:00 CET, so we can use the... Read more

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

2-Dec-2020Source: HTC

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce approval of supplemental type certificate 10073531 for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certificate/approval is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 on behalf of the European Union, its member states and of the European third countries that participate in the activities... Read more

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

1-Dec-2020Source: EASA

This is the third edition of the Rotorcraft Flight Instructor Guide, now badged as an EASA and Together4Safety document for the first time. The guide was initially developed by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) based on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Flight Instructor Manual (Helicopter). CASA has kindly made this manual freely... Read more

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

26-Nov-2020Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us... Read more

Hillsboro and RotorSky Launch Joint Training for Pilots

Hillsboro and RotorSky Launch Joint Training for Pilots

19-Nov-2020Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy, a U.S.-based leading provider of helicopter and airplane pilot career training, announced today that it had received approval to conduct professional helicopter pilot training in accordance with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The approval comes through a partnership with Austria-based helicopter flight school RotorSky. HAA’s helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli Academy,... Read more

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

19-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that FIPS (Full Ice Protection System) clearance for the AW169 has been delayed by COVID19. The original order from Rega (Swiss Air Rescue) was announced in December 2015, and consists of three AW169 helicopters. The organisation provides emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the... Read more

Change of date for EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2020

Change of date for EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2020

19-Oct-2020Source: EASA

The new date for the Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2020 is December 9, 2020. EASA had to make this adjustment to taken into account some enhancements of the technical set-up for the virtual event. We hope you will be able to join us on the new date and we look forward to seeing you. There... Read more

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

15-Oct-2020Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Lufthansa Aviation Training’s first own helicopter full flight simulator, designed and manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST), has received EASA Level D qualification by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) on 27 August 2020. The helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) manufactured by RST is equipped with an interchangeable H135/H145 cockpit (H135... Read more

SPAES receives approval as a Part 21G Production Organisation

SPAES receives approval as a Part 21G Production Organisation

12-Oct-2020Source: SPAES

SPAES receives the approval for the Part 21G Production Organisation to manufacture and produce components according to aviation standards (Form 1). Due to the increasing demand of customers for the procurement and production of components according to aviation standards, SPAES decided to establish an EASA Part 21G production organisation. For certification of the Part 21G... Read more

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

11-Sep-2020Source: EASA

This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation on 09 October 2020 During review of existing emergency exit placards, attached to or located near to the cabin sliding doors (both left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides), to verify that they provide an accurate illustration of the proper method of sliding doors emergency opening, it was... Read more

Leonardo AW169 AW189 – EASA AD 2020-0196 – Tail Rotor Servo Actuator

Leonardo AW169 AW189 – EASA AD 2020-0196 – Tail Rotor Servo Actuator

10-Sep-2020Source: EASA

An accident occurred with an AW169 helicopter, the root cause of which is still under investigation. While the helicopter was on a take-off phase at low forward speed, a loss of yaw control has been observed. As incorrect installation of the TRA might have been a factor, as a precautionary measure, Leonardo issued ASB 169-120 to... Read more

Leonardo AW139 – EASA AD 2020-0191 : Equipment / Furnishings

Leonardo AW139 – EASA AD 2020-0191 : Equipment / Furnishings

4-Sep-2020Source: EASA

A design deficiency has been identified, affecting some specific main cabin floor panel installations on AB139 and AW139 helicopters.  This condition, if not corrected, could, in case of an emergency landing, lead to failure of the affected seats, as defined in this AD, possibly resulting in injury to helicopter occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, as... Read more

Leonardo AB412 – EASA AD 2020-0192 – Electrical Power – Cable Assembly

Leonardo AB412 – EASA AD 2020-0192 – Electrical Power – Cable Assembly

4-Sep-2020Source: EASA

One occurrence has been reported of failure of both inverters in flight, leading to autopilot disconnection. Subsequent inspection identified chafing of a wire in the AC power system cable assembly, due to a protective grommet not correctly installed in the emergency bus interlock compartment. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to autopilot... Read more

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

3-Sep-2020Source: EASA

Several occurrences have been reported of loss of tightening torque of the Shur-Lok nut, which serves as a retainer of the tail rotor (TR) drive flange of the main gearbox (MGB). Subsequent investigation determined that these events were the result of failure of the Shur-Lok nut locking function, which is normally ensured by two anti-rotation... Read more

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

26-Aug-2020Source: EASA

EASA has released Issue 22 of the Type Certificate Data Sheet for the Leonardo AW109 and AW119. Issue 22 can be viewed here... Read more

EASA picks Dart Aerospace to research new helicopter float system

EASA picks Dart Aerospace to research new helicopter float system

19-Aug-2020Source: Dart

DART Aerospace has been chosen by EASA to conduct vital safety research for new helicopter float system designs. The European Commission delegated €1,475,000 from its Horizon 2020 funds for DART Aerospace to research potential float designs mounted higher on the helicopter than the current skid and lower fuselage float designs used around the world. The... Read more

EASA SIB 2020-13 Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak

EASA SIB 2020-13 Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak

7-Aug-2020

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the majority of the flights have been suspended. This had a severe impact in groundhandling business due to the fact that the absence of clients forced many groundhandling services providers to scale down or cease operations completely. This resulted in a large number of personnel being unemployed and groundhandling equipement... Read more

EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

20-Jul-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken an important step towards increasing cybersecurity protection of large aeroplanes and rotorcraft by amending the rules related to the product certification. These amendments will step up safety on board by mitigating the potential effects of cybersecurity threats which could arise through intentional unauthorised acts of interaction... Read more

Leonardo presents  AW139 enhanced capabilities

Leonardo presents AW139 enhanced capabilities

20-Jul-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced further enhancements for the AW139 intermediate twin engine market leader with the recently obtained EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certifications for the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics Phase 8 software and the EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) optional kit with offshore modes. The Phase 8 software release marks the introduction of an... Read more

Airbus H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus H160 receives EASA approval

2-Jul-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year. “The successful completion of the H160 Type... Read more

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

22-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries towards the end of summer 2020. The certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggles capability. “Our new... Read more

EASA upgrades website

EASA upgrades website

19-Jun-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has upgraded its website, offering a completely new area with information for air passengers and the general public and enhancements such as notifications, so that visitors can stay informed on new developments. As airlines ready to resume services after the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new... Read more

ESG enables Internet in helicopters

ESG enables Internet in helicopters

9-Jun-2020Source: ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH

This May, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH for the new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) “Installation of a cabin Wi-Fi hotspot with 3G/4G cellular modem and outside antennas” for the EC135 and EC635 helicopters. In order to achieve the approval, comprehensive ground and flight tests were carried out. It... Read more

EASA publishes proposed eVTOL certification methods

EASA publishes proposed eVTOL certification methods

4-Jun-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published proposed methods how to certify hybrid or electric air taxis (VTOL). Therefore, the Agency invites stakeholders and other interested parties to review the plans and provide their comments. This is the latest milestone in EASA’s roadmap to enable safe VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) operations and... Read more

EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

8-May-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is pleased to announce the winners of its first General Aviation (GA) Safety Award. The award was launched in April last year at AERO 2019 as part of the Agency’s ongoing commitment to GA. The GA Safety Award recognises the most safety-beneficial smartphone/tablet application for use by GA... Read more

COVID-19 – Helicopters across Europe help fight corona crisis

COVID-19 – Helicopters across Europe help fight corona crisis

16-Apr-2020Source: European Rotors

Friedrichshafen – Helicopters play an outstanding role in the current health crisis due to their special flight characteristics. They are not only important for the transfer of infectious and ventilated patients from hospital to hospital, but they also secure relevant infrastructure through monitoring flights. The outbreak of the coronavirus has triggered a global crisis that... Read more

COVID-19 – EASA processing new aircraft configurations for medical transport at high priority

COVID-19 – EASA processing new aircraft configurations for medical transport at high priority

1-Apr-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the National Aviation Authorities of the member states are currently receiving many requests for advice on or approval of special uses of aircraft due to the COVID-19 situation. EASA is handling these requests with highest priority. Requests include the aeromedical transport of COVID-19 patients using specialised equipment on... Read more

EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

15-Mar-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights to and from high risk areas. This is the first EU-wide operational measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. The safety directive specifies measures to be taken for flights... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives FAA and EASA STC for Bell 212 Digital Instruments

Alpine Aerotech Receives FAA and EASA STC for Bell 212 Digital Instruments

5-Feb-2020Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH, a international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced today that they have officially secured a FAA and EASA STC’s (Supplemental Type Certificates) for their cost-effective digital flight instrument kit applicable to Bell 212 VFR (Visual Flight Rules) operations. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Aerotech continues to offer unique solutions that reduce... Read more

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