Global MRO service provider Vector Aerospace has added EASA certification to its Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) FAA STC applicable to AS332 C, L and L1 helicopters.
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The new CVFDR STC further enhances the mission capability profile of the venerable AS332L helicopter platform and is one of the only FAA and EASA approved CVFDR retrofit solutions available on the retrofit market. The CVFDR upgrade features a lightweight, solid, low power consumption, state-of-the-art CVFDR with an underwater acoustic beacon and a six year battery-life warranty. A digital flight data acquisition unit is also included as part of the system. The CVFDR is capable of recording more than 25 flight data parameters with integrated optional Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS), requiring no additional wiring.
Other STCs that Vector offers for the AS332L platform include: Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible cockpit (FAA STC), Helicopter Emergency Egress Lighting (HEEL) System (FAA and EASA STCs), Dual Garmin NAV/COMM/GPS (FAA and EASA STCs, including HTAWS), and Satellite Tracking System (FAA STC), with plans to certify an Auxiliary Fuel Tank Upgrade and Saltwater Splash Deck STC in the near future. All of these STCs are designed to improve the functionality and safety of the AS332L platform.