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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.