Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the longest privately-held avionics manufacturer under continuous management, marks this yearâ€™s National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) convention with the celebration of its 65th anniversary and the announcement of several new programs and certifications.
Established in October, 1946 to develop the invention of Leonard Greeneâ€™s Stall Warning System, the company has gone on to pioneer some of aviationâ€™s most important safety and performance products including the aforementioned Stall Warning System, along with Wind Shear Warning, AutoPowerÂ® (automatic throttle system), SCATÂ®, Angle-of-Attack Sensors and Systems and Helicopter Exceedance Warning and Powerline Detection. Today, Safe Flight provides equipment to all segments of the industry and has a product installed base on nearly two-thirds of the worldâ€™s aircraft.
Safe Flight has continued to prosper and grow under the leadership of Leonardâ€™s son Randall Greene who stated. â€œThis yearâ€™s NBAA marks a significant milestone for Safe Flight and our entire staff. We have seen significant advances in aircraft avionics over the past 65 years and we have been on the leading edge of developing new technologies and enhancing our existing product base to meet and exceed our customers evolving requirements.â€
This growth is marked by the recent announcement of several new programs, including the development of Safe Flightâ€™s Speed Control System on the Cessna Corvallis and 208, the Lancair Evolution, Quest KODIAK and Viking Twin Otter. Additionally, Safe Flight is in the final stages of certifying AutoPowerÂ® on the Gulfstream G150, the Hawker 800 Series and the Cessna Citation X – all of which are slated to be available to customers by the end of this year.
On the military side, Safe Flight has just completed evaluation flight tests for its Exceedance Warning System on the US Army Apache helicopter and advances on its long-term partnership of supplying equipment on the US Air Force RC-135, which is equipped with nearly every product Safe Flight manufactures.
As Randall reflects on the companyâ€™s achievements, he looks toward the future. â€œWith our continued investments in R&D projects, infrastructure, new technologies and our commitment to providing value-added products to our customers, I look forward to the future of the aviation industry and the impact Safe Flight will have on it.â€
Please take a moment to visit Safe Flight at NBAA booth #N5515 to learn more about our exciting new product offerings.
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