SkyTrac Systems Obtains STC for EC120
July 28, 2008 By Corrie
July 28, 2008 - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce it has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of its automated flight following and satellite communications equipment.
July 28, 2008 – SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce it has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of its automated flight following and satellite communications equipment on the Eurocopter EC120 and EC135 airframe types. The EC120 is a single engine multipurpose helicopter known for outstanding performance and low operating costs. Since its introduction in 1998, it has become the most widely accepted aircraft in its class and is frequently used in the airborne law enforcement sector. The EC 135 is a twin engine multi mission helicopter unmatched in maneuverability. The EC 135 has been the aircraft of choice for many operators in the search and rescue and air medical sectors.
Mark Olson, VP Operations – Canada for Canadian Helicopters Limited (CHL) said: “CHL is very pleased to see SkyTrac offer an STC for the installation of the ISAT into the EC120. As part of a Fleet Renewal program, CHL sees the EC120 as a integral part of its future fleet and this timely STC helps ensure that its EC120's will be equipped with the latest in Satellite Tracking technology.” CHL is currently installing the ISAT100 and CDU250, with a fleet wide completion date schedule for early 2009.
Kathleen Wallace, President and CEO of SkyTrac Systems commented: “we dedicate a significant level of engineering effort to procuring installation approvals for popular airframes. We are pleased to add the EC 120 and EC 135 to our growing list of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). Our clients value and appreciate the ongoing efforts of our in-house engineering teams.”
SkyTrac’s long and growing list of STCs include popular rotary and fixed wing aircraft from Robinson, Bell, MBB, Sikorsky, Beechcraft, Raytheon and Agusta Westland.