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Soloy gains approval for the Brazilian Honeywell-powered Eurocopter AS350BA and B2

February 6, 2008  By Corrie

Feb. 6, 2008, Olympia, WA - Over the last 24 months, Soloy has supplied over 75 SD1 (BA) and SD2 (B2) kits in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Feb. 6, 2008 Olympia, WA – Soloy Aviation Solutions has obtained approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for its Honeywell engine conversion for the AS350BA and B2 helicopters. Previously, Supplemental Type Certificates SR00805SE (LTS101-600A-3A in the AS350BA) and SR01647SE (LTS101-700D-2 in the AS350B2) approval had been obtained from the FAA. Issuance of Brazilian CHST’s, 2008S01-12 for STC SR00805SE and 2008S01-13 for STC SR01647SE has been completed.

Over the last 24 months, Soloy has supplied over 75 SD1 (BA) and SD2 (B2) kits in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. "This approval opens the way for Brazilian operators to have the same engine options for these very popular helicopters as currently enjoyed by our many existing customers," 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 LTS101-600A-3A and LTS101-700D-2 engines kits are installed.”

Operators of Brazilian and other South American registered Eurocopter France AS350BA and B2 helicopters will be made welcome at Soloy Aviation Solutions Booth No. 713 at Heli-Expo in Houston, TX, February 24 through 26, 2008. Look for the new Soloy SD1, which is the re-engineered LTS101-600A-3A powered AS350BA on display, along with other Soloy products. "Like all of Soloy’s earlier engine conversion kits, the SD1 and SD2 kits are designed for ease of installation and can usually be completed in two weeks," adds David Stauffer.

Soloy Aviation Solutions specializes in engine accessory applications and re-engine modifications for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. In-house capabilities include design, analysis, testing and manufacturing under an FAA approved quality system. In over 35 years, Soloy has obtained multiple certified applications and is currently certifying a new configuration of the Soloy Cessna 206H “Mark 2” with the Rolls-Royce 250-B17F powerplant.


For more information, contact Soloy Aviation Solutions at (360) 754-7000 or visit Soloy Aviation Solutions online at www.soloy.com


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