9-Feb-2011 Source: Soloy
OLYMPIA, WA – Soloy Aviation Solutions along with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems (Victor, NY) is preparing to release a new digital engine instrument option for Soloyâ€™s popular Honeywell LTS-101 engine conversion kit for Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopters.
The state of the art electronic engine instrument display will replace the VEMD unit in late model B2â€™s and the analog indicators used in older models. The large TSOâ€™d 6â€x9â€ two screen display easily fits within the customized panel and gives the pilot a well laid out presentation of engine and flight status parameters. Two fully redundant display screens include dimming and brightness functions to ensure optimum lighting day or night.
The instrument will feature full data download capability and digital reliability.
Soloy teamed with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to customize their AuRACLE product line specifically for the Eurocopter AS350B2.Â Â After considerable research and due diligence, Dave StaufferÂ Soloyâ€™s CEO, determined Flightline Systems had the right combination of turbine experience, a burgeoning glass panel product line, and was the right company to bring this product to market. â€œSoloy saw a real need to replace and simplify a multitude of old engine instruments we were working with while converting AS350B2â€™s to our LTS-101 Honeywell engine platform. Ultra has a leading position in fixed and rotary wing engine instrumentation and our Soloy team knew the quality of Ultraâ€™s engineering and hardware would make them the best fit for our program.â€ Mr. Stauffer also seeâ€™s greater product support for the operator. â€œWe are replacing several instruments made by multiple companies and combining them into one instrument supported by a single US based company, Soloy.â€
Certification efforts are currently underway and Soloy anticipates their new instrument will be available in the third quarter of 2011.
Installation of the new instrument during an LTS-101 conversion will not add additional time to the engine conversion project. If however, existing LTS-101 converted aircraft wish to add the new instrument, Soloy forecasts aircraft downtime will not exceed one week.
Kit price is targeted to be $25,000 and final pricing will be available soon. Soloy will unveil its new instrument in a freshly converted Soloy LTS-101 powered AS350B2/SD2 helicopter on displayed during this yearâ€™s Heli-Expo, March 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL (Booth #1628).
Soloy Aviation Solutions
Soloy Aviation Solutions is a Washington State based company specializing in fixed and rotary wing aircraft power and performance improvements as well as contract engineering and aviation parts manufacturing for over 40 years. For more information, contact Soloy Aviation Solutions at (360) 754-7000 or visit Soloy Aviation Solutions online at www.soloy.com
Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems, Inc.
Flightline Systems is a division of Ultra Electronics PLC, a group of specialized businesses operating in international aerospace and defense markets. Ultra Electronics employs more than 4,000 people in 26 locations. Its businesses address three sectors: Tactical and Sonar Systems, Information and Power Systems, and Aircraft and Vehicle Systems.
For more information, contact Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems at (585) 924-4000 or visit Ultra online at www.ultra-fei.com