Magellan Announces WSPS Soon Available for Robinson R66 Helicopter

March 1, 2016

HeliExpo 2016 – Louisville, Kentucky – March 1, 2016 – Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) announced today that a Wire Strike Protection System™ (WSPS™) will soon be available for the Robinson R66 helicopter platform with the anticipated issuance of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in the first quarter of 2016.
The WSPS™ is designed to provide a measure of protection for helicopters in level flight in the event of an encounter with horizontally strung wires and cables, using the concept of guiding wires over the fuselage into high tensile steel cutting blades. The basic WSPS™ system is comprised of an upper cutter, lower cutter, and a windshield deflector.
The R66 WSPS™ kit is expected to be available for new R66 helicopters commencing in the fall of 2016. Internal provisions for the R66 WSPS™ platform will be available as an option from Robinson on new helicopters and will allow for easy installation of the exterior kit. A comprehensive aftermarket kit, including the internal provisions, will be available to retrofit older R66 helicopters from Magellan Aerospace’s authorized distributors (

About Magellan Aerospace

Magellan Aerospace is a global aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defense and space agencies worldwide. Magellan designs and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced proprietary products for military and space markets, and provides engine and component repair and overhaul services worldwide. Magellan is a public company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with operating units throughout North America, Europe, and India.

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For information:

Mr. Vince Martin
WSPS Business Unit Leader
Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg
Ph. +1 204 775 8331
Ph. +1 204 296 7921 (M)

Mr. David O’Connor
Division Manager, Defence and Space
Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg
Ph. +1 204 775 8331 x2988


Magellan Announces WSPS Soon Available for Robinson R66 Helicopter
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