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Old 3rd Jan 2010, 15:50
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Yep, I wos wondering alos if anyone has seen the new ec135 or better has a pic to share.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 12:50
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Photo of Eurocopter EC135T2, G-CGHP, Bond Air Services
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 13:55
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thank you for that picture, really appreciated.
I cant but help compare it with the Irish Helicopters EC135T2+
The inflator bottle for the pop outs is much smaller on this machine and is located on the port instead of the starboard side, and the nose radome is much larger resembling those I have seen on the larger EC145. Interesting picture to me.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 13:59
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There are two CO2 bottles, one on either side of the a/c, one for the floats and another for the liferafts (which are incorporated into the floats).
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 15:50
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Did not know that, I do know the larger one on the Irish Lights machine is a single one only.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 16:37
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The larger bottle on the irish lights heli is for the floats only. there are two bottles on the bond aircraft the large which is on the other side of the aircraft is for the floats and the smaller one seen here is for two six man life rafts . Hope that clears things up.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 17:42
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CGHP

check irishairpics for photo....
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 18:00
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 18:03
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 18:04
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One big bottle RHS = Aerazur Zodiac original fit.

Two small bottles either side = Apical aftermarket (lighter, cheaper, manual activation, raft incorporation option, etc, etc)

Fat radome = Radar that might actually work!
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 18:05
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 18:07
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She looks at home offshore. Nice looking bird.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 21:09
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the nose radome is much larger
It does look bigger than the standard wx radar, could it be an RDR1600 search and wx radar?

Also, does anyone know what that unit is forward of the radalt antennas on the tailboom?
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 22:03
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thats the crash position indicator (CPI) beacon.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 23:11
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"Mid skids" seem to be approved in EASA land now as well.
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 08:48
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its the ADELT, automatically deployed emergency locator beacon. The Irish Lights aorcraft has it also and it used to be on the starboard side of the previous bolkows.

great pics thanks.
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 10:57
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Any thoughts on the CPI location? Looks like it will deploy downwards rather than laterally
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 22:46
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It sure looks that way, but I'd certainly not want it going upwards at least not before I was on the surface.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 10:52
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I hear the Bond operation in Cork is in difficulty.
6 months on still no AOC despite being a requirement from day 1 and still being operated by BOS. Cant see the IAA being to pleased with that.
Also hear that staff are unhappy with low wages and the usual Bond extra work for no pay lark and are looking elsewhere. Itll only take one or two to jump ship and the operation is all but grounded.
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 19:39
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I am certain if a couple jump ship there will be thirty waiting to take over.

As for the rest, I have no idea.
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