13-Mar-2023 Source: Avidyne
Avidyne Corporation of Melbourne, FL., along with Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) of Exton, PA., announced their new Helix Integrated Flight Deck for turbine-class helicopters.
The Helix Integrated Flight Deck is a joint initiative that combines IS&S’s proven 10.4-inch flat-panel displays with Avidyne’s Helios Flight Management Systems to deliver significant new capabilities for operators looking to modernize their otherwise highly-capable legacy helicopters. Helix provides state-of-the-art avionics capabilities including large-format flat panel displays, 3D Synthetic Vision, electronic charts, ADS-B weather and traffic, and SBAS/LPV capability.
“Avidyne and IS&S have put together a solution that is designed and targeted to extend the life of the large number of legacy helicopters still in operation, including the S-76C++, the Blackhawk, the AW109 and more,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “We are excited to be working alongside IS&S to develop Helix, which will give new life to these airframes at a cost that won’t break the bank, and that provides operators a whole host of new capabilities while dramatically improving reliability and dispatchability.”
“Helix will provide an appropriately-priced upgrade with significant value over anything currently available in the market,” Talmadge added.
“We are pleased to be working with Avidyne to bring the Helix Flight Deck to market and give these legacy helicopter operators a viable and affordable solution to keep them flying for years to come,” said Larry Riddle, IS&S’s Vice President of Commercial Sales &Marketing. “With single- and dual-pilot configurations available, the affordable Helix system provides operators with fleet-wide commonality that can dramatically reduce training and maintenance costs as well.”