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

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

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 »

Source: EASA, 11-Sep-20

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

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

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 »

Source: EASA, 10-Sep-20

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

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

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 »

Source: EASA, 04-Sep-20

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

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

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 »

Source: EASA, 04-Sep-20

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

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

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 »

Source: EASA, 03-Sep-20

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

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

Source: EASA, 26-Aug-20

EASA picks Dart Aerospace to research new helicopter float system

EASA picks Dart Aerospace to research new helicopter float system

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 »

Source: Dart, 19-Aug-20

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

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 »

07-Aug-20

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EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

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 »

Source: EASA, 20-Jul-20

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Leonardo presents AW139 enhanced capabilities

Leonardo presents  AW139 enhanced capabilities

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 »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Jul-20

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Airbus H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus H160 receives EASA approval

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-20

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Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jun-20

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EASA upgrades website

EASA upgrades website

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 »

Source: EASA, 19-Jun-20

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ESG enables Internet in helicopters

ESG enables Internet in helicopters

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 »

Source: ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, 09-Jun-20

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EASA publishes proposed eVTOL certification methods

EASA publishes proposed eVTOL certification methods

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 »

Source: EASA, 04-Jun-20

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EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

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 »

Source: EASA, 08-May-20

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COVID-19 – Helicopters across Europe help fight corona crisis

COVID-19 – Helicopters across Europe help fight corona crisis

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 »

Source: European Rotors, 16-Apr-20

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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

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 »

Source: EASA, 01-Apr-20

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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

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 »

Source: EASA, 15-Mar-20

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

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

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 »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 05-Feb-20

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Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

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EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

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 »

Source: ESG, 28-Jan-20

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Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

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 »

Source: Volocopter, 09-Jan-20

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Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

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 »

Source: Volocopter, 08-Jan-20

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Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

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 »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Jan-20

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EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

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 »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 13-Dec-19

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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

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 »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Nov-19

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Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

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 »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 11-Nov-19

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EASA Annual Safety Conference warns against complacency over aviation safety

EASA Annual Safety Conference warns against complacency over aviation safety

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 »

Source: EASA, 08-Nov-19

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SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

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 »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 07-Oct-19

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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

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-19

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Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

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Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

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 »

Source: Robinson, 23-Jul-19

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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

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 »

Source: EASA, 03-Jul-19

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

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

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

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 »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Jun-19

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EU wide rules on drones published

EU wide rules on drones published

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 »

Source: EASA, 14-Jun-19

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Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

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 »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Jun-19

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EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

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 »

Source: DART Aerospace, 04-Jun-19

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MARPA warns US manufacturers to check new EASA SMS proposals

MARPA warns US manufacturers to check new EASA SMS proposals

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 »

Source: EASA, 14-May-19

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

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

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 »

Source: DART Aerospace, 23-Apr-19

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RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

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 »

Source: RUAG, 15-Apr-19

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EASA at AERO 2019

EASA at AERO 2019

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 »

Source: EASA, 12-Apr-19

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Jetcopter VTOL urban air taxi to be shown at Aero Friedrichshafen

Jetcopter VTOL urban air taxi to be shown at Aero Friedrichshafen

The new Jetcopter urban VTOL air taxi will be shown for the first time at the AERO 2019 general aviation trade exhibition, from April 10 until 13 in Friedrichshafen in Germany. The five-seat VTOL Jetcopter currently is the most powerful urban VTOL air taxi under development. EASA The new Jetcopter will meet all EASA requirements… Read more »

Source: Jetcopter, 01-Apr-19

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EASA approves TT straps from Lord Corporation

EASA approves TT straps from Lord Corporation

LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe. “LORD is very pleased to offer TT straps directly to the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-19

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Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator

Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator

Coptersafety started the installation of its next Level D Full-Flight simulator at the end of last year, and it is estimated to be ready for training in May. The installation work is done in cooperation with the experts from TRU Simulation + Training, which is the provider of all Coptersafety’s new simulators. The evaluation and… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-Feb-19

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DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from TCCA, FAA and EASA in the last three months of 2018 for its Replacement Crosstubes for the Airbus EC/H135 helicopters. Adding to DART’s growing portfolio of Landing Gear, the ready-to-install Crosstubes are available in Standard Low and Mid-Height with factory-installed Supports. “This is DART’s first adventure in larger… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 14-Feb-19

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EASA certifies Bell 206 TT straps from Lord Corporation

EASA certifies Bell 206 TT straps from Lord Corporation

LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe. “LORD is very pleased to offer TT straps directly to the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 14-Jan-19

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DART gets TCCA, FAA and EASA approvals

DART gets TCCA, FAA and EASA approvals

DART Aerospace (“DART”) recently received approval of updates to the STC from TCCA, FAA and EASA for its latest additions to their bestselling AS350/AS355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™. Since receiving initial certification of a utility basket on the AS350 in 1994, DART has been consistently improving and adding to the design to meet the evolving requirements… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 14-Dec-18

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EASA conference explores new drone regulations

EASA conference explores new drone regulations

Drone experts from all over the world are gathering in Amsterdam on 27-28 November 2018 for this year’s EASA High Level Conference on Drones. During the 2-day conference, policy makers, drone specialists and industry leaders will discuss the new European drone regulation and explore the future drone market. The event is organised by EASA and hosted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 27-Nov-18

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GAMA working with EASA on eVTOL futures

GAMA working with EASA on eVTOL futures

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced it has accelerated a dialogue with European regulators on the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and technologies. Thirty senior eVTOL company figures from eight countries met with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), the European Commission and SESAR JU (Single European Sky ATM Research… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 21-Nov-18

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Vision for the future of General Aviation

Vision for the future of General Aviation

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference 2018 was closed by Executive Director Patrick Ky yesterday, setting out the Agency’s commitments as part of GA Roadmap 2.0 for a truly innovative, better, cheaper and safer General Aviation (GA) in Europe! Conveying a great sense of community and energetic spirit, the 2-day conference on GA provided a fruitful ground for… Read more »

Source: EASA, 09-Nov-18

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EASA 12th Rotorcraft Symposium

EASA 12th Rotorcraft Symposium

The 2018 Symposium, 4th – 5th December 2018, will feature about 30 presentations on the latest developments in the rotorcraft industry with a strong focus on Safety. EASA will present the main elements of the future Rotorcraft Strategic Safety Roadmap. Join and engage with about 300 participants across the industry on: How can technologies help… Read more »

Source: EASA, 06-Nov-18

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Dart receives EASA certification for EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System

Dart receives EASA certification for EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System

Just a few days ago, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System. The kit has also been approved by Transport Canada. Combined with the original Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) STC, received at the beginning of August, this allows more than 75% of EC130/H130 operating globally today to retrofit their… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-18

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EASA starts process for certification of small VTOL aircraft

EASA starts process for certification of small VTOL aircraft

On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air taxi and electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft in Europe…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 16-Oct-18

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Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

European Aviation Safety Agency EASA will introduce new requirements and regulations concerning Maintenance Check Flight (MCF) operations in 2019. To help helicopter operators meet the new EASA regulations, training service provider Coptersafety announced at Helitech International 2018 it will expand its training offering with a two-day Maintenance Check Flight course. The first Coptersafety MCF course… Read more »

Source: CopterSafety, 15-Oct-18

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Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced multiple validations for the VIP MAGnificent interior in the Bell 505. The VIP interior for the Bell 505, branded as the MAGnificent, received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation with EASA, FAA and ANAC authorities this past week.  The STC is an optional upgrade to the existing Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 14-Sep-18

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The future of GA – safer, simpler, more affordable

The future of GA – safer, simpler, more affordable

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-8 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer, simpler and more affordable flying,… Read more »

Source: EASA, 07-Sep-18

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Enstrom certifies Appareo Vision 1000

Enstrom certifies Appareo Vision 1000

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has certified Appareo’s Vision 1000 in the Enstrom 480B turbine helicopter.  FAA certification for the Vision 1000 was granted in June followed by EASA and the Brazilian ANAC.  Approval is in process with the Chinese CAAC and the CAA of Argentina. The Vision 1000 is Appareo’s FAA-certified cockpit recording device that captures attitude data,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 24-Aug-18

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Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

It seems a long time ago. On 29th April 2016, the Main Rotor Head and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters H225 flying from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy.  As the final accident report is published our thoughts have to be with the… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 10-Aug-18

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Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System Approved for Bell 407

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System Approved for Bell 407

Precise Flight, Inc. has announced that the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System has been granted foreign validation from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Bell 407 aircraft.The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 09-Aug-18

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EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters. United Rotorcraft’s AW139 and AW169 EMS interiors include configurations for medical or passenger transport. The EMS configuration includes a freestanding equipment rack; a Medical Transport Module… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 01-Aug-18

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EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew

EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew

The European Union published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of air crew. The Regulation includes the following safety measures: Support programme: all pilots working for European airlines will have access to a support programme that will assist and support pilots in recognising, coping with, and… Read more »

Source: EASA, 30-Jul-18

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ASU Obtains EASA NVIS STC on AW139

ASU Obtains EASA NVIS STC on AW139

Aviation Specialties Unlimited obtained an European Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certificate on the Augusta Westland AW139/AB139 helicopter to install night vision imaging system lighting. The AW139 is widely used in numerous operations around the world. It has been configured for air ambulance operations frequently because of its size. ASU obtained the STC for Airgreen… Read more »

Source: ASU, 23-Jul-18

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CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jul-18

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GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH Aerospace has been awarded the EASA STC for the installation of its AeroStretcher Mk IV Modular Aeromedical System on the Airbus H135 helicopter. The AeroStretcher Mk IV system is an evolution of the previous Mk III product which was very well received by the helicopter transport operators and provided them with the capability to rapidly reconfigure their aircraft to… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 18-Jul-18

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EASA – A vision for the future of GA

EASA – A vision for the future of GA

Register now for the upcoming 2018 EASA Annual Safety Conference on General Aviation in Vienna (Austria), 6 – 7 November 2018 Since the last Annual Safety Conference on the topic of General Aviation which took place in Rome 4 years ago, EASA and the GA community have made a lot of progress in working towards lighter, simpler and better rules.Now… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Jul-18

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Meeker-Airfilm receives EASA STC for AFSP-V2

Meeker-Airfilm receives EASA STC for AFSP-V2

Meeker-Airfilm are pleased to announce we have received EASA STC for our upgraded AFSP-V2 single and dual pole mount for the AS-350/355/ H125 series of helicopters. The AFSP-V2 offers greater ground clearance for payloads and greater rigidity from the double box I-beam design. In addition the mount joined left and right for very large center… Read more »

Source: Meeker-Airfilm, 12-Jul-18

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EASA issues STC for AS350/AS355 automatically deployable ELT built by SPAES

EASA issues STC for AS350/AS355 automatically deployable ELT built by SPAES

SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with KMN Koopmann Helicopter GmbH a releasable Emergency Locator Transmitter (automatic deployable-ELT) in helicopter airbus AS355 and AS350.   According to the new requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for offshore operation, which are realised by the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt LBA), SPAES installed with KMN… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 11-Jul-18

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Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company

Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Special Purpose Operator (Part-SPO) status has been achieved by Nova Systems UK, an arm of the Australian Nova Group.   Using its EC135 helicopter G-NSYS, the Nova team has worked hard to deliver the safety systems and organisational structures required by the Agency. Nova now adds this important operating declaration… Read more »

Source: Nova Systems, 10-Jul-18

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EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

Patria’s Aviation Business Unit has been granted two Supplementary Type Certificates (STC’s) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These major changes are developed and certified to the Finnish Border Guard helicopter Agusta Bell 412EP to provide up to date communication and navigation functions in order to fulfil the latest European Airspace requirements. Further, these… Read more »

Source: Patria, 09-Jul-18

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EASA takes on new responsibilities

EASA takes on new responsibilities

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces the European aviation system as a whole, with… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Jul-18

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EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced today that they have officially secured FAA and EASA STC’s for their new Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit. Aerotech has gained traction in the market by developing superior Bear Paws that are easier to install, more attractive and ultimately more durable then the alternatives. Aerotech has established an outstanding reputation for… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Jun-18

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Multiflight to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Multiflight to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Multiflight is a leading aircraft engineering, maintenance and design provider specialising in the support of turbine helicopters and piston and turbine fixed wing aircraft. Multiflight has invested in its on ground facilities on the South Side of Leeds Bradford Airport, Yorkshire, in the North of England, to create a dedicated modern aircraft maintenance centre covering… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 12-Jun-18

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RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

RUAG Aviation flight test pilots applied their significant knowledge and experience in helicopter Maintenance Check Flights (MCF) to train fellow Swiss pilots and other interested parties in the first-ever training of… “Maintenance Check Flights are a critical aspect of the safety process for all aircraft. As a Center of Excellence in this specific area, we have considerable… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 10-May-18

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