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ASU achieves STC for AW139 NVIS

23rd July 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install night vision imaging system (NVIS) lighting on AW139/AB139 helicopters, the company announced on 17 July.

ASU also has the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada Civil Aviation STC for the AW139.

The AW139 helicopter is used for wide range of missions including air ambulance operations. ASU received this STC for Airgreen Italy, which deploys its aircraft for air medical activities in Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta, in addition to firefighting and civil protection in the Italian regions of Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta and Sardegna.

Justin Hill, NVIS senior evaluation technician, ASU, said: ‘The AW139 is a versatile aircraft that is used all over Europe and North America. There are more than nearly 1,000 of these aircraft in various models around the world. The AW139 is versatile platform for search and rescue missions or air ambulance operations; now our operators have NVIS capabilities in Europe that will allow them a higher degree of safety.’

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