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Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 08-Mar-17

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Esterline FMS was selected for a United States Air Force

Esterline FMS was selected for a United States Air Force

Esterline CMC Electronics’ combat-proven CMA-2082MC Flight Management System (FMS) was selected recently for a United States Air Force (USAF) upgrade program to replace legacy control display units (CDU) currently flying on the USAF fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters. The contract was awarded to Esterline CMC through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), Canada’s international… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 22-Nov-16

US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 26,… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Sep-15

AGD SYSTEMS Offers UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters, Services and Training

AGD SYSTEMS Offers UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters, Services and Training

AGD SYSTEMS announces offer of UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters for Government contract services and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. AGD SYSTEMS together with its teaming partner BHI have secured more than (30+) UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters making that the largest acquisition of UH-60 Helicopters by a private civilian organization in history to date. The UH-60… Read more »

Source: AGD, 04-Jun-15

CHC S-92 completes First EGNOS LPV Rotorcraft Approach in Norway

CHC S-92 completes First EGNOS LPV Rotorcraft Approach in Norway

A CHC Helikopter Service Sikorsky S-92 equipped with dual Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) carried out the first Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach to Runway 07 in Florø, Norway. The flight, HKS 56T, under the command of John Olav Ofstad and instructor Morten Kufaas, was on a transit flight from Bergen to… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Jun-15

Airbus Helicopters Inc makes two key appointments

Airbus Helicopters Inc makes two key appointments

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce important new assignments for two key leaders. John Roth has been appointed Senior Director of Government Programs. In this position he is responsible for management of the U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota program including production aircraft deliveries, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs, modifications, upgrades and fleet support of the more… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Jun-15

Royal Australian Navy formally begins MH-60R Seahawk training

Royal Australian Navy formally begins MH-60R Seahawk training

CAE today announced that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has accepted into service the first of two MH-60R Seahawk Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFT) along with an MH-60R Avionics Maiintenance/Weapons Load Trainer (AM/WLT). The MH-60R simulators are located at HMAS Albatross, which is near Nowra in New South Wales and home of the Royal Australian… Read more »

Source: CAE, 02-Apr-15

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Garmin® Unveils Vantage, the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Line of ADS-B Solutions

Garmin® Unveils Vantage, the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Line of ADS-B Solutions

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today unveiled Garmin Vantage, a family of existing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions designed to exceed the needs of aircraft owners and operators around the world. These ADS-B solutions serve a diverse number of aircraft and their operators, including experimental, general aviation, helicopter, business and… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 13-Mar-15

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Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters. The X4 is Airbus Helicopters’ new generation 5 to 6-ton twin-engine helicopter. Incorporating innovative technologies, the… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 05-Mar-15

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Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS Offers Major Step toward ADS-B Compliance

Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS Offers Major Step toward ADS-B Compliance

Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS qualifies as an approved ARINC A743A position source required for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance. As the foundation of the ADS-B solution, it interfaces with all ADS-B transponders including the commonly used Honeywell RCZ-8XX Series and Rockwell Collins TDR-94D. A surveillance technology incorporating air and ground aspects, ADS-B provides Air Traffic Control… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Mar-15

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Korea requests eight MH-60R in $1 Billion package

Korea requests eight MH-60R in $1 Billion package

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Republic of Korea for eight MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters, associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion. The Government of the Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 17-May-12

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Iraq requests $152M of logistical support for Mi-17s via US FMS program

Iraq requests $152M of logistical support for Mi-17s via US FMS program

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of contractor logistics support for various helicopters for an estimated cost of $152 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of two years of contractor logistics support for Mi-17 Helicopters and two years of logistics support… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-Aug-10

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Thailand requsts three UH-60L Black Hawks

Source: http://www.dsca.mil/pressreleases/36-b/2009/Thailand_09-49.pdf, 11-Aug-09

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Netherlands requests upgrade of Apaches to Block II standard

Source: DSCA, 11-Aug-09

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Egypt requests six CH-47D Chinooks

Source: DSCA, 11-Aug-09

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Egypt requests 12 AH-64D Apaches

Source: DSCA, 29-May-09

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