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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

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

29-Jan-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly. Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, carries... Read more

EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

28-Jan-2020Source: ESG

ESG`s existing EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for High-Performance Searchlights was extended for Trakka Systems´ new High-Performance Search Light “TLX”. In Autumn 2019 ESG realized the successful delivery of the first modified helicopter to a German customer. The new “TLX” provides more light output at less electrical power and weight. The new design reduces maintenance... Read more

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

9-Jan-2020Source: Volocopter

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the company Design Organisation Approval (DOA) following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner. As an approved Design Organisation, Volocopter... Read more

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

8-Jan-2020Source: Volocopter

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter received recognition as a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. This happened after a series of rigorous investigations by the agency. The Design Organization Approval (DOA) is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is developing in a controlled and safe manner. As a design organization,... Read more

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

6-Jan-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese – Italy)... Read more

EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

13-Dec-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produces between 2,500 and 3,000 shp. The 1K is rated at 2,500 shp and its first flight in the AW189K took place in March... Read more

DART Aerospace Receives EASA Certification for its Bell 505 Standard and Float Skidtubes

DART Aerospace Receives EASA Certification for its Bell 505 Standard and Float Skidtubes

18-Nov-2019Source: DART Aerospace

As part of its mission to supply the largest product offering to operators worldwide, DART Aerospace is proud to announce that it has recently received EASA validation of its Bell 505 standard and float Skidtubes, alongside its existing TCCA, FAA and Mexican DGAC approvals. These skidtubes complement the Bell 505 Emergency Float System, which was... Read more

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

11-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA type certification for its Ardiden 1U engine, installed in India’s LUH (Light Utility Helicopter). LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) which made its maiden flight in September 2016. Since its first ground test in 2015, the Ardiden 1U maturation and certification... Read more

EASA Annual Safety Conference warns against complacency over aviation safety

EASA Annual Safety Conference warns against complacency over aviation safety

8-Nov-2019Source: EASA

The aviation industry must guard against becoming complacent about safety at a time when the number of fatal accidents in commercial aviation has been decreasing over the last decade, industry experts speaking at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s annual safety conference in Helsinki warned. While safety is widely established as the top priority for... Read more

SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

7-Oct-2019Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG

Together with the helicopter operator Heli Service International the SPAES GmbH & Co. KG has create an EASA-STC for the installation of an additional search and landing light for the helicopter Airbus BK 117 C-1. The Nightscanner® is an integrated search and landing light, which is installed in the lower fuselage of the helicopter and... Read more

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

3-Oct-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and EASA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to harness their respective experience and know-how to bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life, along with the necessary regulatory framework to support them. “I am very pleased to be joining efforts with EASA to build a common framework for the next... Read more

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

5-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Early August, the second prototype of the new five-bladed H145 took off for its maiden flight at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth. The helicopter will be used for additional flight tests to achieve EASA certification of the new five-bladed H145 in early 2020. The first prototype is currently performing a high altitude test campaign... Read more

Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

23-Jul-2019Source: Robinson

On 12 July 2019 Robinson Helicopter Company expanded its FAA/EASA approved Repair Station by opening a stand-alone 37,000 square foot facility dedicated to repairs and overhauls. Completed in approximately 18 months, the facility was designed to streamline the repair, inspection, and overhaul process. As the size of the Robinson fleet (12,000+) grows, the demand for... Read more

First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

3-Jul-2019Source: EASA

On 2 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director declared “We are actively engaging with the industry to develop the right technical requirements to take benefit of the... Read more

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

1-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with... Read more

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

20-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus Helicopters H160. Arrano is a new generation engine in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range, perfectly suited for new four-to-six tonne helicopters. The H160 made its first flight with the Arrano in January... Read more

EU wide rules on drones published

EU wide rules on drones published

14-Jun-2019Source: EASA

On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of... Read more

Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

4-Jun-2019Source: Metro Aviation

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a U.S. Approval Certificate to Metro Aviation as a Part-145 maintenance organization. EASA is responsible for the certification of aircraft in the European Union (EU) and for some European non-EU countries. “With the addition of this rating, we will be able to better support repair approval... Read more

EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

4-Jun-2019Source: DART Aerospace

Recently, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its R66 Emergency Float System. This float system, designed and manufactured by DART, is an aftermarket retrofit option available for R66 operators that allows the aircraft to safely perform over-water operations. The system can be easily retrofitted on the R66 aircraft and is designed... Read more

MARPA warns US manufacturers to check new EASA SMS proposals

MARPA warns US manufacturers to check new EASA SMS proposals

14-May-2019Source: EASA

EASA has issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) that would establish new SMS regulations for repair stations and manufacturers. This NPA proposes to apply safety management systems (SMS) to production and design organizations approved under Subparts G and J of Part 21. It introduces elements of SMS into the regulations, but also makes a... Read more

Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

23-Apr-2019Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace (“DART”) is proud to announce STC approvals received from both the FAA and EASA on its new EC/H130 Emergency Float System (EFS). TCCA certification was granted in late 2018 for this kit, which is applicable to both legacy EC130B4 models and the latest H130 from Airbus. The system can now be used in... Read more

RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

15-Apr-2019Source: RUAG

Approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the STC is specifically designed to maximize situational awareness for all mission flights, day or night. RUAG integrated the customized avionics package, NVIS and cockpit upgrade STC on two new Airbus Helicopters H125 (formerly AS350), belonging to FOCA and STSB. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Airbus Helicopters,... Read more

EASA at AERO 2019

EASA at AERO 2019

12-Apr-2019Source: EASA

EASA focuses on a new vision while maintaining its commitment for General Aviation with the GA Roadmap 2.0! This year’s highlights include the launch of the EASA GA Safety Award and a revolutionary new approach to Part-21 In the past years, EASA and the European GA community have relentlessly worked at making General Aviation regulation... Read more

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