SPAES and Swiss Rotor Services joined forces to promote the use of the Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the H125/AS350 helicopters. The MPVK provides the pilot with an uninhibited field of view below and to the right-hand side of the aircraft.
SPAES holds now officially the Supplement Type Certificate and will ensure continued airworthiness in future projects for the installation of an MPVK.
The kit significantly improves the pilot’s headroom by adding a new single piece bubble door to the aircraft, thereby increasing lateral visibility when leaning to the right, even when wearing a helmet. A large lower viewing aperture and transparent fuselage window fairing significantly increase the vertical field of view forward, aft and directly underneath the aircraft by a factor of ten, compared to existing solutions.
It enhances the safety for pilots and ground crews in demanding operations such as sling loading, firefighting, confined area operations, search-and-rescue and emergency medical services, as well as any tasks requiring operation near the ground and obstacles.
“We are pleased to start this cooperation with Swiss Rotor Services and further promote the MPVK among H125 operators. With many years in the integration of mission equipment, we can see the MPVK becoming a must for any mission purpose. That’s what SPAES is about: Delivering the right equipment to make any mission successful,” said Joachim Schanz, CEO of SPAES.
This press release was prepared and distributed by SPAES.