KAI Surion Coast Guard Variant with GVH’ Wet Deck
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) selected GVH Aerospace wet deck for the Coast Guard variant of the Surion. Wet deck (or sea tray) provides a water-proof protective covering to the cabin floor
|Singapore Airshow 2018|
GVH Aerospace, February 06, 2018 - GVH Aerospace announced at the Singapore Airshow 2018 that it has been selected to provide its wet deck product for the Korea Aerospace Industries KCG Korean Coast Guard Helicopter program.
The selection concludes the competitive tender process.
“We are pleased to offer a mature, field tested and adaptable product, working with KAI during the tender process to understand their customers’ requirements and ensuring delivery of a best value-for-money product”, said Gareth Dyer, CEO.
He added that “GVH Aerospace’s heritage and experience in supporting the Australian helicopter operators with search and rescue solutions designed to work in demanding and austere environments is a key driver behind our product development approach. Meeting end user needs in these situations is foremost in our minds.”
The wet deck, also known as a sea tray, provides a water-proof, flexible, hard wearing protective covering to protect the cabin floor against the corrosive effects of sea water during over-water hoisting operations.
The wet deck is fully certified to aeronautical standards, and can be installed in less than 5 minutes as part of the role-fit equipment in search and rescue operations. GVH Aerospace’s will be customising its wet deck product to meet the KCG requirements.
The wet decks are currently in service with EC225, AS332, S-76, S-92 and AW139 helicopter operators.
The KCG Korean Coast Guard Helicopter is a variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter, a twin-engine transport utility helicopter developed by the Korea Aerospace Industries. The KUH will be used in military and para-public roles by the Korea armed forces, Forest Service, Coast Guard, and National Police. With over 340 aircraft on order, the KUH is an important Korean aerospace program.