Bell adds FAA-certified Pulselite bird strike prevention system as standard equipment on Bell 407GXi

Oregon-based Precise Flight, Inc. has announced that Textron Inc. company Bell has selected Precise Flight´s patented Pulselite System as standard equipment for the Bell 407GXi, the company said.

The Pulselite System is a lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing its visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. In addition to enhancing the margin of safety by increasing aircraft recognition, the Pulselite® System has been proven to significantly reduce bird strikes.

The Pulselite System is certified for all major rotorcraft models through the Federal Aviation Administration and was recently granted foreign co-validation from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA), the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Bell 407 aircraft.

In addition to being standard equipment on new Bell 407GXi, the Pulselite System may be installed as an aftermarket modification to all existing 407 platforms.

The Pulselite System is installed on some of the world´s largest rotorcraft fleets, including Air Methods, Metro Aviation, Maverick Helicopters, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Forest Service, and PHI Helicopters, Inc.