Rockwell Collins licenses Sandel HeliTAWSâ„¢ Technology

Rockwell Collins licenses Sandel HeliTAWSâ„¢ Technology

6-Mar-2011 Source: Sandel Avionics

Sandel Avionics announced today that it has signed a long-term software license agreement with Rockwell Collins to provide its Sandel HeliTAWS terrain warning technology for use in Rockwell Collins’ integrated rotorcraft avionics systems. Sandel’s HeliTAWS is a terrain safety technology that uses Sandel’s proprietary TrueAlert™ adaptive algorithms to determine pilot intent and provide terrain alerting while virtually eliminating nuisance alerting, a problem that plagues competitive systems. With TrueAlert, pilots can safely take off, cruise, hover and land at off-airport locations without triggering nuisance alerts, while still receiving the established benefits of Class-A terrain and obstacle warnings during the entire flight. The system is completely automatic and does not require pilot management of the phase of flight.

“I’m pleased to be associated with the most respected company in the industry, and also pleased that Rockwell Collins has chosen our HeliTAWS technology as a platform to enhance the safety of its customers’ rotorcraft,” said Gerry Block, Sandel’s CEO.

Sandel Avionics, located in Vista, California, is a privately held company that provides compact integrated display systems for business aviation, air transport, and rotary-wing aircraft. Recent successes include the company’s best-selling, turbine-class ST3400 TAWS, Primary Flight and Navigation displays for turbine aircraft, and its new ST3400H HeliTAWS™ the helicopter industry’s first complete terrain solution. Learn more at
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit


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