18-Mar-2019 Source: FreeFlight
NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced a new radar altimeter display system, the RAD45.
This new display was designed to exceed new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad. The RAD45 provides critical inflight information to the pilot which is especially important when there are no visual clues to the landscape surrounding the airport or the flight path. This panelmount display is easy to install, programmable via USB or micro SD card, and is compatible with the complete line of FreeFlight Systems’ Radar Altimeters: the RA4000, RA4500, and FRA5500.
AGL and trend indication information is displayed on a bright LED readout as reported from the Radar Altimeter unit through a standard serial interface. A builtin light sensor auto adjusts for a seamless transition from day to night flight. The pilot is able to set a decision height (DH), and when the preset altitude is reached, a DH LED is illuminated and a DH discrete output is set. The pilot is also able to activate five trip point discrete outputs (1001000 ft.) to signal additional alerts to the navigation management system as the aircraft descends through these altitudes.
In addition to the standard version, an optional night vision goggle (NVG) compatible display is available.