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Revue Thommen Searchlight on AS350

Canadian Transport Agency STC for searchlight installations on Airbus Helicopter AS350 of Thommen’s HSL-1600 searchlight is now close to be converted into FAA STC

Helicopter Searchlight HSL-1600

Helicopter Searchlight HSL-1600

Revue Thommen, February 19, 2015 - Waldenburg, Switzerland – Revue Thommen AG has earned its long reputation as a quality leader in the aerospace and defense markets.

In autumn 2014 The Canadian Amtech Aeronautical Limited successfully achieved an amendment of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for searchlight installations on Airbus Helicopter AS 350B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350 BA, AS 350 D and AS 350 D1 with Thommen’s HSL-1600. This STC, issued by the Canadian Transport Agency, is now close to be converted into FAA STC.

Ralf Kaiser, Chief Marketing Officer of Revue Thommen AG stated: ”This STC is an important tool for soonest completion of a considerable number of pending projects on AS350’s. The STC has been executed considering the complexity of the system performance and covers a wide range of applications including interfacing with a variety of FLIR camera systems.

The HSL-1600 is free from any requirements for scheduled maintenance. It provides 1600 Watt with a Xenon short arc lamp, an integrated Infrared filter and slaving functionality with cameras and/or mission support systems. The integral and rugged design enables cost efficient installation with minimum weight of internal cabling. The installed searchlight doesn’t cause any flight operational limitations regarding airspeed, G-loads or others. It can simply being used without requiring additional care by the pilot or mission operator.

Since start of the serial production HSL-1600 got installed on a continuously growing number of helicopter platforms of all major manufacturers.

Revue Thommen AG, based in Waldenburg, Switzerland, is a long established leading manufacturer of aircraft equipment including instruments and air data systems used worldwide on a full range of civil and military aircraft types.

Swiss-made Thommen products are part of the design of more than hundred new-production and numerous aircraft modernization programs worldwide. This includes all categories of aircraft in civil and military aviation from business jets and large turboprops to helicopters, trainers and combat aircraft. Thommen is AS/EN 9100, ISO 9001:2008, EASA Part 21 and EASA Part 145 certified.

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Airbus Helicopters as350
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil
US FAA     Federal Aviation Administration
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