Airbus Helicopters and Precise Flight have received expanded Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System, Precise Flight announced on 31 January.
This approval is an amendment to STC SH3319NM, bringing the total number of Airbus Helicopters aircraft models certified for the Pulselite System to 67, including all EC135, H135, EC145, H145, and AS350 models.
The Pulselite system is an electrical system controller that pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, increasing its visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. According to Precise Flight, the system reduces bird strikes by up to 66%.
Lindsay Cunningham, vice president of civil programs, Airbus Helicopters, said: ‘We consider the Pulselite system an important safety option, and we are excited to add these aircraft to the list of models now certified for the system.’
02nd February 2017 - 14:30 by The Shephard News Team