Boost HEC System for Airbus AStar Helos Gets EASA Nod

 - May 16, 2023, 9:03 AM
Boost Systems has received EASA STC approval for its human external cargo system for the Airbus H125 family of helicopters. (Photo: Boost)

Boost has been awarded EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for its Airbus AS350/H125 human external cargo (HEC) system. The Boost system has a carrying capacity of 1,100 pounds, which allows for multi-person rescue. The quick-install provisions and dual hook and load beam missions kits come with a case to store the equipment when not in use.  

The AS350/355/H125 HEC system, which also received STC approval from Transport Canada and the FAA, is recommended for use during external load missions such as search-and-rescue, law enforcement, and HEC operations, as well as cargo transport and utility line work that includes powerline maintenance and forestry operations.

Boost offers a line of Transport Canada- and FAA-certified HEC systems for other helicopter models, including the Bell 412/212/205, 206L and 407, and MD Helicopters MD500. In addition, it also offers fully compliant accessories, including approved personnel carrying device systems and Boost Systems’ Generation II HEC suspension lines. The company also provides training for HEC operations.