Soloy Aviation (Booth No. 22) is continuing with its line of aftermarket solutions for helicopter operators and the company flew an AS350 to Heli-Expo to highlight its re-engining and other mod programs.
Soloy’s new electronic engine management system (EEMS) provides a graphical representation of engine gauges and is designed as the primary engine instrumentation for AS350s with the Soloy SD2 conversion kit. The SD2 features the Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine.
The EEMS stores engine diagnostic and downloadable data as well engine starts and usage time, aircraft time, airframe total hours and revenue hours, peak operating exceedance value and cycle counting for the gas producer components and the power turbine rotor. The dual display system automatically initiates reversionary mode should one fail, displaying data in a smaller format from both screens on the one that remains operational.
Soloy announced that prices have changed for both the SD2 conversion on the AS350B2 and the SD1 conversion on the AS350B and BA models, which uses the LTS101-600A-3A engine. The new prices come in 12 different configurations that give operators more flexibility for operational or budgetary requirements, according to the company.
For the AS350 B and BA, the prices range from $281,000 to $415,000. The lower price is for the basic engine, while the highest prices is for an engine with zero-time overhaul with new extended-life, air-cooled gas producer (GP) turbine blades and all zero life-limited/cycle-limited components. “The basic engine versions will have completed the 1,800-hour inspection and [include] zero time since new, extended life cooled GP turbine blades,” according to Soloy. The prices for the AS350B2’s LTS101-700D-2 in the same packages range from $297,000 to $464,000. All engines come with a two-year or 1,000-hour factory warranty and accessories are covered for 600 hours or one year.