Germany’s ESG has received an EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) to integrate the Trakkabeam A800 searchlight into the Eurocopter EC135. The approval covers various configurations of the A800 system, which the pilot or copilot can control using a DZUS-mounted control panel on the helicopter’s collective. ESG collaborated with the Brandenburg Police helicopter squadron to test and certify the system. Initial A800 deliveries began in December 2012.
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