Precise Flight, Inc. has announced it has updated its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System to include instructions for installation for the Bell 407GX and 407GXP variations, the company said.
The recent growth in global bird populations, combined with the increase in global air traffic, has caused bird strikes to become a primary safety threat and financial burden to rotorcraft operators.
The Pulselite System is an FAA certified 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) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Bell 407 aircraft.
Precise Flight, Inc. is a global leader in aviation safety and performance. Precise Flight, Inc.´s Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System is the only FAA approved onboard solution proven to reduce bird strikes for commercial aviation. Precise Flight supplies innovative solutions and products for every type of aircraft.