Airwork NZ, May 17, 2017 - Airwork (NZ) Limited has obtained a Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate (STC) for the MBB BK117 B2 cargo hook and mirror kit.
The BK117 cargo hook has a carrying capacity of up to 1, 200 kilograms.
It utilizes the Onboard Systems cargo hook with the option of either hydraulic or manual release and can be mounted to either an Airwork-manufactured or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cargo sling. It comes with a stowage bracket for when not in use.
The hydraulic release lever is installed on the collective. The BK117 cargo hook mirror kit allows the pilot to view the cargo hook through the lower chin window for improved visibility when performing cargo hook operations. There are single or dual mirror options available and it is a very light system.
Approvals include FAA, Transport Canada and Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ).
About Airwork (NZ) Ltd: Airwork (NZ) Ltd is part of the Airwork Group of Companies, which is a diversified aviation business operating in multiple countries providing maintenance support, dynamic component overhaul, turbine support, design, and manufacture. It is an authorized service center for Honeywell, Breeze Eastern, Airbus Helicopters and Kawasaki. Airwork (NZ) Ltd carries global certification for FAA Part 145, European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145, NZCAA Part 145, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of PNG (CASA PNG) Part 145.