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Astronautics to provide integrated flight display system for Bell 412EPX

Astronautics to provide integrated flight display system for Bell 412EPX

Astronautics Corporation of America will provide its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system for SUBARU Corporation’s new SUBARU BELL 412EPX, the latest version of the 412 series.  SUBARU, in partnership with Bell, is developing the SUBARU BELL 412EPX which is utilized for UH-X as a replacement for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s UH-1J fleet. Astronautics’… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 11-Feb-20

Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFI gains FAA STC for AW109E Power

Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFI gains FAA STC for AW109E Power

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation from the India Directorate General of Civil Aviation for A109E helicopters. “The FAA STC validation from India is another significant step in Astronautics helping helicopter operators around the world to realize the cost, ease,… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 11-Feb-20

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Maxcraft Avionics and Canadian Helicopters team up for Astronautics AFI 4700 Retrofit

Maxcraft Avionics and Canadian Helicopters team up for Astronautics AFI 4700 Retrofit

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has teamed up with Canadian Helicopters to retrofit the Bell 212 and the Sikorsky S-61 with Astronautics AFI4700 RoadRunner® Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). It’s form-fit-function EFI that is designed as a replacement for Attitude Director Indicator and Horizontal Situational Indicator primary flight instruments. The… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 31-Jan-20

Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN). “Astronautics prides itself on continually evolving the RoadRunner EFI to address our… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 28-Jan-20

Astronautics Readies Its Airborne Communication System for Various Airbus Platforms

Astronautics Readies Its Airborne Communication System for Various Airbus Platforms

Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145. This past summer, Astronautics supported test flights to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency type certification on the aircraft.  The company has also delivered final wACS software updates for production… Read more »

Source: Astronautics Corporation, 27-Jan-20

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Brings Enhanced Capability to Santa Barbara Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Brings Enhanced Capability to Santa Barbara Firehawk

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to Arista Aviation as cost-effective, easy-to-install replacements on a FIREHAWK helicopter to be operated by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel on a UHH-60L Black Hawk helicopter… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 27-Jan-20

Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), has completed submission for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 212 and 412 aircraft with certification expected near term. RSG is an authorized RoadRunner EFI dealer, installer, and PMA kit provider… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 27-Jan-20

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters from Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), Brazil’s civil aviation authority. “STC approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil allows A109/119 operators in Brazil to realize the cost, ease, and safety benefits of Astronautics’… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 06-Sep-19

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FAA approves Astronautics EFI on Leonardo AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Astronautics EFI on Leonardo AW109 and AW119

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters. Customer shipments, available through Astronautics’ authorized dealer network, have begun. STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency and from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) for… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 19-Jun-19

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Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraftas cost-effective, drop-in replacements on two FIREHAWK helicopters operated by the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel that United Rotorcraft is outfitting for the surplus U.S…. Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 18-Mar-19

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Astronautics introduces IBEX™ family

Astronautics introduces IBEX™ family

Astronautics Corporation of America is introducing a new family of flight and mission-critical displays called Ibex.This new family of displays is light weight, rugged,and designed to meet the requirements of military helicopters and aircraft in all environments.“The Ibex family are light weight, passively-cooled flight and mission-critical displays designed  for the highest reliability in the toughest… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics Corporation of America’s wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) successfully completed initial ground tests on Airbus Helicopters’ H145 prototype aircraft, an important programmatic milestone. Astronautics’ wACS is a complete air-to-ground data management platform that simply and securely gets information on and off the aircraft—enabling streamlined operations, improved dispatch rates, improved mission capabilities, and mobile device… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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Astronautics to flight test RoadRunner™ EFI on AW109

Astronautics to flight test RoadRunner™ EFI on AW109

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraft as cost-effective, drop-in replacements on two FIREHAWK helicopters operated by the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel that United Rotorcraft is outfitting for the surplus… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 12-Mar-19

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Astronautics completes MFDS software upgrade

Astronautics completes MFDS software upgrade

Astronautics Corporation of America has completed its multifunction display system (MFDS) software update for customer SENER and Babcock MCS España on the Spanish Navy’s AB-212 fleet. Astronautics’ MFDS is a key part of the avionics that have been upgraded for the Spanish Navy as part of an AB-212 Helicopter Life Extension Program. The upgrades will… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 30-Jul-18

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Astronautics achieves hardware milestone

Astronautics achieves hardware milestone

Astronautics Corporation of America recently began testing the first engineering units of its new air-ground communications system (AGCS). AGCS is a secure connectivity solution that Astronautics is providing to Airbus Helicopters. Astronautics’ AGCS will provide: Secure protection of critical avionics from non-authorized access through implementation of a modern cybersecurity framework Wireless access to operational and… Read more »

Source: Astronautics Corporation, 04-Mar-18

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RoadRunner EFI on display at HAI Heli-Expo

RoadRunner EFI on display at HAI Heli-Expo

Astronautics Corporation of America’s RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI), AFI 4700, has been installed, flown, and demonstrated on a variety of helicopter platforms—including Bell 212, Bell 214ST, and AW109—validating its ease of installation and integration into existing avionics suites. With additional flight demonstrations planned for mid-March, the drop-in replacement EFI displays attitude direction and horizontal… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 03-Mar-18

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Astronautics upgrades MFDS software for AB-212

Astronautics upgrades MFDS software for AB-212

Astronautics Corporation of America is completing a software update to its multifunction display system (MFDS) for customer SENER, a multinational engineering and technology group, and Babcock MCS España (formerly INAER) on the Spanish Navy’s AB-212 fleet. Astronautics’ MFDS is a key part of the avionics that have been upgraded for the Spanish Navy as part… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 01-Mar-18

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Astronautics to Provide Connectivity Solution for Airbus

Astronautics to Provide Connectivity Solution for Airbus

Astronautics Corporation of America announced that it will provide its newest connectivity platform, the Astronautics Air Ground Communications System (AGCS), to Airbus Helicopters as a connectivity solution for the original equipment manufacturer’s production helicopters. Airbus Helicopters is the largest supplier of turbine helicopters to the rotorcraft market. Astronautics is providing Airbus Helicopters with its newest… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 20-Jun-17

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Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics Corporation of America’s newest display product—the AFI 4700 RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI)—flew onboard a Bell 212 helicopter yesterday during a demonstration flight with the Colombian National Police. The RoadRunner EFI will remain installed in the helicopter’s cockpit and be available for viewing on static display during the Feria de la Industria Aerospacial Colombiana… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 29-May-17

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Astronautics and Jagid Management team up to develop SmartCopter

Astronautics and Jagid Management team up to develop SmartCopter

Astronautics Corporation of America is teaming with JAGID Management to deliver a new portable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance cockpit situational awareness and communications system that will expand ground-based operations for law enforcement and military operators domestically and internationally. Called SmartCopter, the new roll-on/roll-off communication suite will include the Astronautics NEXIS™ server and (optionally) a NEXIS… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-17

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Astronautics Roadrunner EFI to begin flight trails

Astronautics Roadrunner EFI to begin flight trails

Astronautics Corporation of America’s new RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI) for helicopters is advancing to Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval and the marketplace. The RoadRunner EFI—announced during the 2016 HAI HELI-EXPO—is a form-fit-function upgrade for helicopters from electromechanical instruments and legacy EFIs to modern digital displays. The EFI provides operators enhanced safety, decreased operating costs,… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 13-Mar-17

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Astronautics ad Vector sign MoU Agreement for Roadrunner™ EFI

Astronautics ad Vector sign MoU Agreement for Roadrunner™ EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America and Vector Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to obtain supplemental type certificates (STCs) for installation of the Astronautics RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI). As part of the agreement, Astronautics will be a preferred supplier to Vector, providing certified equipment, in addition to technical and product… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 13-Mar-17

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