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Bell 429 Blade Fold Kit Chinese Validation

Fort Collins, CO: December 16, 2016 – Today, Paravion Technology, Inc. announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the FAA STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) for its Blade Fold Kit for Bell 429 helicopters. With the fixed provisions installed, owners and operators can store their aircraft in space limited areas, such as small, off-site hangars, and aboard ocean-going vessels.

To fold the blades, first, slip a blade clamp onto each main rotor blade. Quick-release pins are then inserted into the fixed provisions on the airframe and the blade supports are attached to the pins. The supports are raised to move the fore and aft blades off of their droop stops. The inboard expandable blade bolts of the supported blades are then removed and the main rotor head rotated to reposition and secure the two remaining blades. The entire operation can be completed in less than 20 minutes by two people.

Pricing for the complete kit, fixed provisions and blade supports, is $44,500.00 US. The fixed provisions and blade supports can also be purchased separately for $7000.00 US and $37,500.00 US, respectively.

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Paravion Technology, Inc. Solves Issue of Transporting Helicopter Wheels by Offering Compact Ground Handling Wheels Product Line

Compact Ground Handling Wheels Solve Issue of Transporting Wheels in Aircraft

The CGHW-100 kit is a pair of compact hydraulic ground handling wheels which easily stow in a small area of the baggage compartment or other storage area during flights. They are quick and simple to use in the situation of an unplanned landing, weather forced landing at a remote airport, or landing at an airport with no helicopter ground handling equipment. They come in a rolling storage bag, are intended for smooth surfaces, and weigh approximately 50 lbs.

Finally, there is a solution for transporting rotorcraft ground handling wheels in the aircraft during flights. The compact ground handling wheels are available for the Airbus (Eurocopter) AS350/355 rotorcraft, in addition to the Bell 206L/407 rotorcraft.

Pricing for the complete kit, including storage bag, is $2995.00 USD.

For more information about the Compact Ground Handling Wheels (CGHW-100) kit or other Paravion products, visit Paravion’s web site at https://www.paravion.com, call (970) 224-3898, FAX (970) 224-3899, or e-mail paravion@paravion.com.

About Paravion Technology, Inc.

Paravion® Technology, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of aircraft accessories. In 1985, Paravion introduced its first product, Pneumatic Door Openers for the Bell 206 Series, now a standard part of many helicopters. Paravion’s products also include heating systems, air conditioning systems, camera systems, the ARS mapping system, and the Heliporter®, the industry standard ground-handling unit for helicopters.

Paravion Technology, Inc. Announces STC for Bell 429 Blade Fold Kit

STC eases storage requirements for Bell’s latest helicopter.

Paravion Technology, Inc. announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued an STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) for its Blade Fold Kit for Bell 429 helicopters. With the fixed provisions installed, owners and operators can store their aircraft in space limited areas, such as small, off-site hangars and aboard ocean-going vessels.

The kit includes a set of permanently installed provisions and a set of forward and aft blade supports. To fold the blades, quick-release pins are inserted into the fixed provisions and the supports are then attached to the pins and raised to move the fore and aft blades off of their droop stops. The inboard expandable blade bolts of the supported blades are then removed and the tail rotor is used to rotate the other two main rotor blades into position. The rotated blades are then secured by the blade supports. The whole operation can be completed in under 20 minutes by two people.

For more information about the Bell 429 Blade Fold Kit or other Paravion products, visit Paravion’s web site at https://www.paravion.com, call (970) 224-3898, FAX (970) 224-3899, or e-mail paravion@paravion.com.

About Paravion Technology, Inc.

Paravion® Technology, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of aircraft accessories. In 1985, Paravion introduced its first product, Pneumatic Door Openers for the Bell 206 Series, now a standard part of many helicopters. Paravion’s products also include heating systems, air conditioning systems, camera systems, the ARS mapping system, and the Heliporter®, the industry standard ground-handling unit for helicopters.