BOOST Systems Awarded EASA STC for Airbus AS350/H125 HEC System
Boost Human External Cargo Systems, a global provider of fully certified human external cargo systems and personnel-carrying device systems announces that it has been awarded a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Airbus AS350/H125 Human External Cargo System.
The BOOST AS350/355/H125 HEC System has a carrying capacity of 1100 pounds/500 kilograms, which allows for multi-person rescue. The provisions kit installs quickly and easily. Once installed, the mission kit (dual hook and load beam) is installed and removed within minutes. The system comes complete with a durable case to store the mission equipment when not in use.
“It is important for BOOST to pursue EASA approvals for our HEC equipment, even if it takes years. As an industry leader in human external cargo systems, we want all HEC operators worldwide to have access to modern HEC equipment. We persevered seven years for this EASA approval, with several European customers anxiously awaiting this EASA STC. It feels good to finally be able to equip those fleets with the safest HEC equipment available,” says Jeff Yarnold, VP of Operations.
The AS350/355/H125 HEC System is also approved by TCCA (Transport Canada Civil Aviation) STC SH15-39 and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) STC SR03681NY. This system is recommended for use during CFR Part 133 external load missions, including SAR, law enforcement, and rescue HEC operations, as well as cargo transport and utility-line work, including powerline maintenance and forestry operations.
Boost Systems offers a complete line of TCCA- and FAA-certified HEC systems for a wide range of helicopter models, including the Bell 412/212/205, 206L and 407, as well as the MD500. It also carries fully compliant accessories, including approved PCDS (personnel-carrying device systems) and Boost Systems’ Generation II HEC Suspension Lines. Boost Systems additionally provides world-class training for HEC operations.
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