VIH Aerospace Announces 1st MCP01 Master Caution Panel Customer

VIH Aerospace Announces 1st MCP01 Master Caution Panel Customer

30-Jun-2015 Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces that just one month after launching its Limited Time — Introductory Pricing Program for the MCP01 Master Caution Panel replacement for the Bell 212; it has received its first order.

‘We are excited to announce that United States-based operator, TEMSCO Helicopters Inc (TEMSCO — www.temscoair.com) is the inaugural customer for the MCP01,’ says Arne Arneson, General Manager with VIHA. ‘TEMSCO is a well-established and highly reputable fleet operator that covers a diverse range of mission profiles. Therefore, we believe TEMSCO is ideally suited as the launch customer for the MCP01 Master Caution Panel. Through the performance of their operations, we are confident they will validate what we have identified as key attributes that make the MCP01 a vastly superior product to the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s panel; offering a number of features that ultimately lend to enhanced performance, reliability and safety.’

Arneson explains that VIHA’S Introductory Pricing Program was developed to incentivize operators to utilize the MCP01 Master Caution Panel which, when compared to the OEM panel, provides Bell 212 operators with a variety of improvements including flight system data capture and recording accuracy, and enhanced operational readiness and improved earning potential resulting from substantially less helicopter downtime due to panel failure. Arneson is confident that as the MCP01 panel and its value-driving attributes becomes more widely-known and adopted by market leaders like TEMSCO; utilization of the system throughout the Bell 212 community will be widespread.

Enhanced Features include:

  • ‘Plug & Play’ direct replacement for the existing OEM unit; it uses the existing wiring and connectors; negating retro-fit time and costs
  • Incorporates a Digital State Recorder output (records 2000+ events-equivalent to one event per minute over 34 hours via an RS-422 download to PC, or transmit real time via HFDM; improving reporting and enhancing flight safety
  • Improved Optics
  • NVIS version available
  • Custom Legends available
  • New electronics package with LED display technology (dual redundancy-no bulb replacements) and mechanical packaging
  • 75% reduced current draw and cooler operation
  • 1.75 lbs (versus current 5lb unit)
  • One piece display filter prevents moisture & environmental contaminants from entering the panel.
  • 2-year warranty
  • Economical; on average, unit cost is equivalent to one day of lost flying

FAA STC: # SR03503NY
TC STC: # SH14-43
EASA STC: Anticipated Q3/2015

VIHA also offers a comprehensive suite of services including: aircraft refurbishment, structural repair, component overhaul, avionics and electrical installations, modification and upgrades, product engineering, Supplemental Type Certificate Development and parts/special operations equipment sales.

Helicopters supported by VIHA include: Bell Helicopter 205/206/212/407/222/230, Sikorsky S-61 and S-92, Airbus AS350

About VIH Aerospace
VIH Aerospace services include airframe & component MRO, Engineering & Design, Fabrication & Refurbishment, Avionics & Electrical & Non-Destructive Testing; all performed to Original Equipment Manufacturer specification and in accordance to aviation industry regulatory bodies and organizations.

A complete overview of VIHA capabilities can be viewed at www.vihaerospace.com

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