ESG Receives EASA STC Approval for Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight on EC135
ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) has received an EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the integration of Trakkabeam® A800 searchlight systems on Eurocopter EC135 helicopters.
The STC covers several configurations of the system to give customers a choice of how to install and control the searchlight in their EC135. The system can be controlled by pilot and copilot via a DZUS mounted control panel or with four-way switches on the helicopter’s collective control.
If there is no space in the cockpit interseat console or if a crew member needs to control the searchlight from the cabin, a movable grip controller can be installed. ESG’s STC also includes a laser pointer option and all the interfaces for slaving the Trakka A800 system to a variety of EO camera systems.
ESG worked together with the Brandenburg police helicopter squadron for the trial installation and certification flight tests of the new system. Initial deliveries of systems covered by the new STC started in December 2012.
For almost 50 years, ESG has been one of Germany’s leading companies for the development, integration and operation of electronic and IT systems. With more than 1,600 employees globally, we provide logistics, system development, training and consultancy services for military, government and industry customers.
Independent process and technology consultancy is one of ESG’s key areas of expertise. Technology transfer between markets is the basis for a decisive contribution to the added value of our customers.