Van Horn Aviation receives Canadian STC
May 27, 2010 By Van Horn Aviation
May 26, 2010, Tempe, Ariz. – Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation
(VHA) recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from
Transport Canada for VHA's 206B/L series composite tail rotor blade. Transport Canada issued its STC after reviewing the documents associated with FAA STC SR0229LA issued in February for the same product.
| Helimax Aviation's 206L4 with VHA tail rotor blades installed.
“We’ve had several Canadian 206 operators interested in flying our blades for the increased tail rotor authority and power at high altitudes,” said VHA president James Van Horn. “Our rotor blades also offer double the service life at a list price just slightly higher than the OEM blades, which will help operators reduce direct operating costs in these harsh economic times.”
The VHA 206B/L tail rotor blade features corrosion and damage-resistant carbon fiber skin, titanium root fitting, electroformed nickel abrasion strip, and stainless steel pitch bearings. Its NASA-designed laminar flow airfoil and shaped tip reduce overall aircraft noise by up to 40% according to FAA-mandated acoustics testing. Customers currently flying VHA blades for reduced noise benefits include the City of Pasadena (California) Police Aviation Unit, Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters, and a large-scale EMS unit.
For more information, contact VHA distributor TRACE Worldwide at 310-791-5500 or visit www.vanhornaviation.com.