Alpine Aerotech has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration and European Union Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certificates for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft.
Alpine has worked with domestic and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable for various operating conditions. Its proprietary protection kits are designed and fabricated with high grade polymer composite material that is designed to be light weight, rugged and energy attenuating which should provide added protection to the aircraft. It is also compatible with auxiliary fuel tanks and bulkhead closeouts. It comes with an anti-scuff protective coating which helps to maintain surface finish after use and service.
“We already have panel protection approvals for Airbus H125 (AS350) and most Bell aircraft,” explains Taylor Wilson, manager of manufacturing at Alpine Aerotech. “We are excited to include the 429 in our portfolio and have other projects, such as the Bell 505, underway with certification expected in the near future.”