Zweisimmen, Switzerland – With the upcoming ALEA show in Reno Nevada, Swiss Rotor Solutions has announced their Maximum Pilot View Kit that is available for Airbus Helicopters H125 AStar. Swiss Rotor Solutions, in cooperation with AeroBrigham LLC (ALEA Booth 106) is presenting the Maximum Pilot View Kit. The Maximum Pilot View Kit has recently received Supplemental Type Certification (CTC Number 100060578) from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration validation is expected to close shortly.
The Maximum Pilot View Kit revolutionizes pilot visibility and operational safety via a completely new design, providing the pilot with an uninhibited field of view below and to the right hand side of the aircraft. The modification adds a new single piece bubble door to the aircraft, offering a significant increase in lateral visibility, and pilot headroom when leaning to the right, even when wearing a helmet. A large lower viewing aperture and transparent fuselage window fairing significantly increases the vertical field of view forward, aft and directly underneath the aircraft by a factor of ten, compared to existing solutions. The Maximum Pilot View Kit dramatically improves the capability and safety to perform demanding operations such as sling loading, fire-fighting, SAR/EMS, confined area operations, aerial survey, seismic, law enforcement and any other tasks performed in close proximity to terrain, obstacles and ground crews or when operating at remote landing sites.
As a well established member of the ALEA Community, AeroBrigham LLC out of Decatur TX will offer complete turn key installations of the Maximum Pilot View Kit to the US Law Enforcement Community and undertake the continued airworthiness of the unique structural modification. Designed specifically for the H125/AS350 helicopter, the structural modification kit comprises two main pieces, with the new door accompanied by the lower vertical window assembly and associated floor and fuselage insert/frame.
To date, Swiss Rotor Solutions has already completed 9 Maximum Pilot View Kit installations on EASA registered AS350 / H125 and 28 Maximum Pilot View Kit on order for EASA aircraft.