Monday, August 1, 2011
FAA Approves HeliTAWS on Bell 412EP
|Left to right, the Part 29 certification team of
Karl Garman, Jim Slattery, Dan Weisz,
Chip Adam and Tom Short. Sandel
Vista, Calif.-based Sandel Avionics has obtained an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its ST3400H HeliTAWS wire and terrain safety system on the Bell 412EP. This adds to Sandel’s FAA agreement that designates Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters that operate under Part 91 or Part 135 rules as eligible for field approval installation of the HeliTAWS unit. The system integrates Sandel’s WireWatch wire-strike avoidance feature with TrueAlert.