Moorabbin, Aust –Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have submitted an EASA STC data package for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Bell 212 and 412 helicopter variants.
The Certification covers the integration of the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU) and Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can control the A800 via a new model DZUS mounted NVG compliant TCP interfaced with the existing four-way switches on the helicopter’s collective control or via a pistol grip that can be operated by a crewman. The certification also includes an IR and Amber filter option and all the interfaces for slaving the TrakkaBeam A800 system to a variety of EO camera systems.
Work was carried out in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Aviation in the UAE and EASA Part 21J and 21G UK based Engineering Authority Phoenix Aerospace for the initial installation and certification. The installation comes with an EASA form 1 and utilizes the Aeronautical Accessories (AA) quick mount bracket with a bespoke interface wedge that keeps the A800 in the level plain when mounted, while the PCIU is mounted in the aft baggage bay allowing for easy new or retrofit equipment installations. Additional mounts such as the AA FLIR and Meeker nose mount will be added to the STC in the near future to offer operators a choice of mounting solutions. For more information please contact Trakka directly or see us at the HAI booth #12351.
About Trakka Systems
Trakka Systems is group of independently owned Global Aerospace Companies, whose primary focus is to design, manufacture, market and distribute innovative high powered DO-160-certified critical vision solutions for airborne, marine and land based operations around the world. The Trakka Systems group offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, accessories, spare parts and services for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEM’s, completion centres, and MR&O facilities. The Trakka Group’s extensive engineering capabilities, AS9100C and FAA-PMA manufacturing facilities, and FAA/EASA 145 repair stations deliver fast time-to-market solutions with superior customer support worldwide. To find out more visit www.trakkasystems.com.