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INTA certifies the AB-212 of SENER’s Helicopter Life Extension Program

AB-212 helicopter.

AB-212 helicopter.

The temporary joint venture formed by the companies SENER and INAER has received technical certificate no. 003/16 from the INTA (the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology) as part of the AB-212 Helicopter Life Extension Program of the Spanish Navy.

This certificate no. 1 (CT-1) is a key milestone in the certification process because it will make in-flight operation of most of the new mission systems possible, including the tactical mission computer, the radar, the visible and infrared camera, and the missile approach warning system. These devices are all integrated in a Full Glass Cockpit. This accreditation also includes approval for operating night-time and day-time visual flight rules (VFR) flights assisted with night vision goggles (NVGs).

SENER and INAER expect to deliver in a few weeks three helicopters with the CT-1 configuration. Meanwhile, the pending certification process will continue, as will the delivery of the rest of the aircraft in 2017 and 2018.

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