Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B Flight Display and Flight Management System Upgrade

March 5, 2019 – Atlanta - Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its flight display and flight management system (FMS) upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation.

This STC is from the S-76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in Asia. It covers the flight information display and flight management system upgrade, replacing analogue systems with three 8.9” digital ‘smart’ displays, increasing operational capability, reducing issues with aging instruments, and eliminating the costs of replacing or maintaining older analogue displays.

This upgrade is a cost-friendly option for operators who desire the modern S-76D-like avionics look and feel for other S-76 variants including the S-76A, C, C+, or C++ models.  The EFI-890H Advanced Displays are capable of customization to show all primary flight information in a pilot-friendly, intuitive interface, enhancing safety, improving situational awareness and reducing pilot workload. The multiple screen installation allows for special mission equipment integration, such as Vision-1 synthetic vision with 3D terrain awareness and external camera inputs. Combined with the upgraded FMS, this cutting-edge and mission-specific navigation and control panel upgrade gives the customer added long-term value to their S-76B aircraft.

"This STC is an acknowledgement of the great work done by our team in bringing this project to a successful conclusion,” said Eddie Lane, President, Heli-One. “This is our first modernization upgrade done for the S-76 and we are excited to present this option to the industry as a way to add additional years and value to this versatile aircraft type."

Heli-One has extensive experience supporting the S-76 and is an Approved Sikorsky S-76 Customer Support Center and Gearbox Overhaul facility. The Design team has developed over 50 post-delivery modifications and hundreds of proprietary repairs for this aircraft type.

 Learn more about Heli-One's S-76 Capabilities here. 

About Heli-One

Heli-One is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Richmond, Canada; Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One one of the largest independent helicopter MRO and hold certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo, Bell, Safran Helicopter Engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and General Electric.

Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group LLC.

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