In our June/July issue, we celebrate bizav with a visit to Sunwest Aviation in Calgary. We also profile Flightdeck Solutions, discuss northern aviation priorities, and remember the Dash 7. Plus: RCAF retention challenges.
Helicopter operators searching for the highest quality and service in aircraft completions can see these aspects in two recently fielded North American aircraft.
EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec), along with subsidiary EuroTec Canada, announced the completion and delivery of two utility-configured Airbus H125 helicopters to Washington-based Rainier Heli International.
The aircraft join Rainier’s substantial leasing fleet flying external load, utility, tour and firefighting missions. Operators like Rainier continue to look for efficiencies in a “one-stop-shop” where a range of needs are met, with timely, meaningful turnarounds.
“We are very pleased to continue our work with the experienced team at EuroTec,” said Rainier president Lash Larew. “They have real craftsmen there, with great attention to detail.”
EuroTec met Rainier’s mission needs by providing a suite of leading avionics and components from its wide range of dealerships, along with full install, completion and paint work.
“We need projects that are done right the first time, every time, to maximize aircraft availability and meet the demanding schedules of our clients,” added Larew. “EuroTec consistently achieves this quality of service for us and they are able to manoeuvre well through challenging configurations.”
One aircraft featured installation of the popular maximum pilot view kit (MPVK) from Swiss Rotor Solutions, and Rainier is first to fly with the MPVK in North America.
“EuroTec’s longtime commitment to excellence in sales, service and support helps industry leaders like Rainier achieve their goal of flying the best quality aircraft, mission configured and completed in a timely manner,” said EuroTec president Chad Decker. “Listening to a customer’s needs lets our experienced team bring synergy and efficiency to each project.”
Highlights of additional equipment installed include the DART vertical reference floor window kit, Donaldson IBF, Garmin GRA 55 Altimeter and 345R Transponder, Iridium Flightcell, Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kit and Technisonic digital radios.
EuroTec is also completing heavy depot maintenance including 12-year inspections and crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) upgrades on H125 and H130 series aircraft.
“Providing responsive, turn-key solutions for clients is vital to long-term successful relationships,” added Decker. “We pride ourselves in offering aircraft acquisition services, handling the completion project from start to finish, and finally, full support for post-delivery flight operations.”