Aero Dynamix, Inc., located in Euless, TX, (DFW area) has been awarded the first Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval by the FAA for the installation of a Night Vision Lighting System in an Erickson Air-Crane S-64F helicopter on July 28, 2010. This issuance is Aero Dynamix’s twenty-fourth FAA-STC certificate in addition to two EASA-STC certificates. “The night vision system from Aero Dynamix expands the S-64’s capabilities, enabling the aircraft to operate during nighttime hours, as well as enhancing the S-64’s flight deck.” said Udo Rieder, Erickson Air Crane President and CEO.
“This was a very exciting project for us” said Mike Guinn, Director of Sales and Marketing for Aero Dynamix. “The Erickson S-64 is such an amazing aircraft. It is out doing work only it can do all over the globe. It is great to be a part of that.”
All FAA conformity inspections and flight tests were completed on July 20. Aero Dynamix outfitted this Air-Crane with NVG compatible lighting to provide safety enhancements for night flight operations. Aero Dynamix, setting the standard in Night Vision Technology for the last 16 years, currently holds 24 STC approvals for Night Vision Lighting Systems for 36 different aircraft models with numerous STC projects in the works as well as having the first 2 ever issued EASA NVG STC validations and additional ones pending.