Upgrading the lights on their aircraft to LEDs is a common move among owners who want to increase their visibility for collision avoidance and get more life from their lights. Now, AeroLEDs taxi and landing lights are available for more than 200 makes and models of rotorcraft certified under Part 27.
The FAA granted supplemental type certificate approval of the SunSpot 36 and 46 series LEDs on December 17. According to AeroLEDs, the STC covers “nearly all ‘Normal’ category rotorcraft.” This includes helicopters by Airbus, Bell, Robinson, Sikorsky, MD Helicopters, Leonardo, Orlando Helicopters, Enstrom, and more.
In addition, “these LEDs do not interfere with NVG equipment and are available with integrated pulse for optimum visibility during extreme operating conditions,” AeroLEDs said.
The SunSpot Series has been STCed for Part 23 aircraft since 2011.