THE EUROCOPTER EC135 light twin-engined helicopter has been granted visual-flight-rules day/night certification by Germany's Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, in accordance with European Joint Aviation Rules Part 27 requirements. The approval covers the Turbom,ca Arrius-2B- and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B-powered versions of the seven- to eight-seat EC135, and follows a 1,000h flight-test programme involving three pre-production aircraft.

Source: Flight International