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Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge HAA Base in Ontario


Spectrum Aeromed recently announced that the company’s medical interior was installed on an Agusta Westland AW139 for Ornge, the air ambulance service provider in the Canadian province of Ontario. The helicopter was deployed to a remote base located in Moosonee.


“This aircraft will serve a vital role in serving the community surrounding Moosonee,” said Anthony Sharp, Ornge base manager. “We are thrilled to have the system from Spectrum Aeromed in our 11th AW139. This will replace another older aircraft that previously served the James Bay region. Because of the extreme conditions, it is also vital to have a rugged system that can endure the harsh environment. The Spectrum Aeromed system matched our needs.”


With winter approaching, Ornge was on a tight deadline for delivery. “Our engineering team and manufacturing team understands the sense of urgency on every project,” said Spectrum Aeromed vice president and account executive Matthew Christenson. “Our internal production team, and their AS9100 standards, assured that not only did Ornge receive a well-made, rugged system for their air ambulance, but it also was produced on time.”


One Pilot’s Experience Flying the H125 FastFin System


One of the first pilots to fly a FastFin® -


equipped Airbus H125 helicopter says the improvements to handling and tail rotor margin are even more noticeable in the modified Airbus than with the system’s iconic predecessor.


Though they are based on the same aerodynamic principles, the H125 FastFin differs from BLR Aerospace’s flagship product for Bell mediums because it does not modify the vertical fin, but rather is comprised of an advanced tailboom aerodynamic cowling (ATAC), a tailboom strake, and vortex generators.


Thirty-year helicopter pilot Jon Bourke flew the soon-to-be-certified H125 performance enhancement


system last month in


Gunnison, Colorado (elevation 7,000 feet). Bourke is the chief pilot of Helicopter Express and routinely flies Airbus H125, Bell 205, Bell 407, and Bell 206B/L aircraft for Part 135 charter, firefighting, external load, search-and-rescue, and aerial filming work.


Bourke said pilots will immediately notice that the aircraft requires “a lot less footwork,” adding, “the difference was especially noticeable when transitioning to forward flight.” The system also makes the aircraft “a lot less nervous to hover, and easier to pick up and land smoothly.” Bourke sees obvious benefit in the FastFin kit for H125 operators performing external load work. “It gives you more control margin in high-altitude conditions and a better comfort margin for critical work.” In addition to enhancing margin, Bourke said FastFin is a


FastFin uses advanced airflow management to increase the effectiveness of the H125 anti-torque system, and an extensive flight test program has demonstrated significant performance improvements. For example, with as much as a 10 percent increase in available right pedal, aircraft useful load may be increased up to 130 pounds in OGE hover for most temperature/altitude combinations. In hot and high operations, FastFin has been shown to provide an increased IGE hover useful load of as much as 85 pounds. Additional benefits include a reduction in pilot workload, easier control in precision hover-hold operations, and better management of the yaw axis when hovering in challenging crosswinds.


BLR expects Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the H125 FastFin System and its performance charts, according to BLR President Mike Carpenter. Approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada, and Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) are expected to follow.


Once certified, the system will be available to the aftermarket and as a factory-installed STC option on new Airbus H125 helicopters.


“production enhancer, if you elect to take advantage of the additional weight you can carry.”


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