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Boost Human External Cargo Systems, a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, human external cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors, has received supplemental type certification validation (STC# VST0947) for both its Airbus AS350-AS355 and Bell 407 HEC systems (including personnel carrying device system, or “PCDS”) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Jeff Yarnold, vice president of operations for Boost Systems explains the vital importance of the CAAC approvals of the company’s HEC systems and PCDS for the Chinese marketplace.
“Over the past 18 months, Boost Systems has been working closely with several key players in the Chinese energy sector; providing our expertise in helping them better understand the unique equipment and HEC requirements associated with safe and successful operations with which they are involved. With the approval and introduction of our certified and STC’d HEC systems for the Airbus AS350, AS355 and Bell 407 helicopters, we can now fully address the equipment provisioning and training requirements for operators in the energy, search-and-rescue, defense and security, and various utility sectors by ensuring they have access to the most technically advanced, versatile and safe HEC systems available on the market.”
Even in advance of the CAAC approval, Boost Systems had received requests for HEC general training for flight and operational crews, as well as training specific to the Boost Systems equipment in anticipation of a successful STC application, expresses Yarnold. He continues, stating that his company is now fully prepared to engage with customers throughout the Chinese market in responding to the expanding requirement for HEC systems and training throughout the country via Boost Systems’ in-country sales and distribution representatives.