Soloy, February 25, 2008 - Olympia, WA - Soloy Aviation Solutions has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for it’s Honeywell engine conversion for the AS350B2 helicopters and expects validation this week.
The data used to approve the Soloy FAA Supplemental Type Certificate, SR01647SE, was reviewed and scrutinized by EASA certification regulators to confirm the design and regulatory requirements are met with the Soloy AS350SD2 configuration. Over the last 18 months Soloy worked tirelessly with the European authority to gain approval for all of the 27 member countries.
"This approval opens the way for European operators of aircraft produced under DGAC TC No. 84 to have the same engine option for these very popular helicopters as currently enjoyed by operators in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia," says David Stauffer, Soloy’s C.E.O. "Proven benefits of enhanced performance, maintenance cost reduction and reduced fuel consumption are becoming well-known in the industry as more and more of the Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine kits are installed.”
Since receiving the STC in 2006 over 70 AS350B2’s have been converted.
Operators of European registered Eurocopter France AS350B2 helicopters are invited to visit Soloy Aviation Solutions in Booth #713 at the Heli-Expo 2008 in Houston, TX, February 24th through 26th, 2008. Look for the new Soloy SD1on display, which is the re-engineered LTS101-600A-3A powered AS350BA, Soloy’s next product to be submitted for EASA approval.
"Like all of Soloy’s earlier engine conversion kits, the SD2 kit is designed for ease of installation and can usually be completed in two weeks," adds David Stauffer