17-May-2013 Source: Transas Aviation
[electronic translation] Transas Aviation Company, A Part of Transas Group, and Jet Transfer Company, an Official Representative of Rotorcraft American manufacturer Bell Helicopter, have signed A Cooperation Agreement for Installation of GLONASS / GPS equipment on Bell-407 and Bell-429 helicopters.
Installation of Transas manufactured GLONASS / GPS Satellite Navigation System, TSS (Transas Satellite System), on helicopters is performed in compliance with the Order of the Government of Russia on fitting out all aircrafts of foreign manufacture operating in Russia with GLONASS equipment by January 2017.
TSS Satellite Navigation Equipment is intended for simultaneous receipt and processing of information using GLONASS and GPS signals and signals from other satellite orbit constellations, such as GALILEO (Europe), BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (China) so far as the constellations are put in service. The TSS features the smallest dimensions and the lowest weight among all the equipment available on the market. Therefore it may be used to upgrade aircrafts having shortage of space for new equipment due to a high-density integration of instruments and panels. This satellite navigation system is successfully operated on more than 300 aircrafts, including helicopters of foreign manufacture and all versions of Mi-8/17 series helicopters.
Transas was the first Russian company to certify GLONASS equipment and terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) in the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA).
Signing of this agreement manifests the next step towards strengthening of the Russian companies’ status as recognized suppliers of state-of-the-art high-tech equipment on the aircrafts of foreign manufacture.