Onboard weighing system certified for Super Puma by FAA and EASA
September 13, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
Onboard Systems International’s weighing system for the SA332 Super Puma aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA and EASA. Onboard has also submitted the system to Transport Canada for certification.
Heli Austria GmbH was the launch customer for this project, explains Onboard, purchasing six units for its fleet. “We were pleased to work with Onboard Systems to expedite the development of this weighing system for the Super Puma, as we wanted to have a common system on all of our aircraft,” said Roy Knaus, president of Heli Austria. “We have experienced reduced lead times and cost with their equipment over the years, and look forward to the recording capabilities in the new C-40 Cockpit Indicator.”
Onboard explains its weighing systems serve as a compliment to a helicopter’s external lifting system. They display the weight of the load being carried on the primary belly hook and consist of three components: the cockpit-mounted indicator, the internal harness and the load cell.
A quick glance at the indicator, explains Onboard, instantly provides pilots with the exact weight of the cargo being lifted, reducing the risk of overload airframe stress and allowing them to make more informed aircraft loading decisions.
Onboard’s newly certified E-54 weighing system (P/N 200-012-00) for the Airbus SA332 Super Puma aircraft is approved for use on the AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L and AS332L1 models.