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Transwest Helicopters receives FAA approval for Vertical Reference Mission Equipment

Oliver, BC, Canada – February 15, 2024 – Previously approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Transwest’s Bell Medium Vertical Reference Doors are approved for the Bell 205A-1, 212, 214B/B1 and 412, 412EP, 412CF aircraft and are readily available.

The Transwest LH/RH Vertical Reference Doors along with the previously approved LH/RH Seat Cushion Modification improves pilot comfort while completing VR missions and crew training.

Transwest Vertical Reference Doors allow the pilot to move further outward, improving visibility with the deep blown window, and improving the line-of-sight view for external loads. “Our goal was to develop products so a pilot could comfortably perform Vertical Reference missions and not feel broken at the end of their day. With the LH VR Door and the LH Seat Frame, and Cushion Modification, we have provided a more ergonomic position that makes flying these missions more comfortable and less exhausting with reduced vibration. Many pilots have struggled for years. We are excited to provide solutions to improve the Bell Medium Pilots comfort in the USA”, explains Doug Maki, Director of Maintenance at Transwest Helicopters. “We will have both products on display at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California later this month. Come see for yourself, these approved products are a game changer”.

For more information regarding this kit and other solutions offered by Transwest Helicopters, visit their new website at www.transwesthelicopters.com, or contact Doug Maki at [email protected]

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