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Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® Receives STC Approval for Bell 505

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® Receives STC Approval for Bell 505

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that they had received Supplemental Type Certification for the popular VFR HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on the Bell 505. The VFR HeliSAS for the Bell 505 is an extremely lightweight and affordable stability augmentation and autopilot, and the only solution currently certified in light to medium helicopters.  Features include… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 19-Feb-20

FAA approves Garmin GFC600H Helicopter Flight Control System in AS350

FAA approves Garmin GFC600H Helicopter Flight Control System in AS350

Our GFC 600H helicopter flight control system has achieved FAA Supplemental Type Certification in the AS350 B2/B3. This attitude-based flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection, dedicated return-to-level mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection. The GFC 600H requires the Garmin… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 12-Feb-20

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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

Honeywell and Leonardo upgrade AW139 with Synthetic Vision Navigation

Honeywell and Leonardo upgrade AW139 with Synthetic Vision Navigation

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is providing Leonardo’s helicopter division with a significant cockpit upgrade — Honeywell’s innovative Primus Epic 2.0 — for its AW139 helicopters. Primus Epic 2.0 will deliver innovative and intuitive features that provide better maps, improved situational awareness at night and in marginal weather, and easier access through wireless connectivity, improving safety and… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 11-Feb-20

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® is now an Option for the Bell 505

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® is now an Option for the Bell 505

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Bell has selected the VFR HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System as a factory-installed option. Genesys also announced envelope protection, a unique new feature on VFR HeliSAS for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. HeliSAS has been installed in over 1,000 small to medium sized helicopters, and Genesys continuously advances… Read more »

Source: Genesys, 04-Feb-20

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 29-Jan-20

MD offers Glass Cockpit Solutions for MD500E and MD520N

MD offers Glass Cockpit Solutions for MD500E and MD520N

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the integration of digital, all-glass cockpit solutions for its MD 500E and MD 520N single-engine helicopters. Based on the FAA-certified flight deck for the MD 530F, the cockpit design for these 500-series aircraft will feature high resolution LCD displays housed in an elegant slim line console. “It has been my… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters. The InSight Display System for the MD 900/902… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, was selected by Heli-One (Norway) AS to equip the new H215 helicopters of the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) with its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Universal Avionics will partner with Heli-One to develop a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SkyVis on H215… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics Introduces Latest in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics Introduces Latest in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during the HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by Sight’ concept brings various flight deck technologies together in an integrated way for more intuitive head-up operation during critical phases of flight,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for new H125 Autopilot System

StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for new H125 Autopilot System

 Today, StandardAero and Thales announced WeatherTech as the launch customer for their advanced 4-axis Compact Autopilot System for the Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 platform.  Derived from certified transport category solutions, the Lightweight Compact Autopilot brings advanced, state-of-the-art 4-axis capability, performance and enhanced levels of safety to the light helicopter market, while eliminating the need for a… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero and Thales, 28-Jan-20

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Telephonics flight tests MOSAIC AESA Radar System on MH-60S

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its MOSAIC® Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system aboard a U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter, accumulating over 10 hours of operational time during a two-week period in November. The flight demonstrations, which took place over the Mid-Atlantic… Read more »

27-Jan-20

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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

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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

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Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 27-Jan-20

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Cobham Launches Titan Digital Audio Management Series

Cobham Launches Titan Digital Audio Management Series

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announces the launch of Titan, a series of aircraft audio management products for light to medium rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Titan will enable agencies like Police, Fire and Medical Evacuation to perform tactical missions using smaller aircraft. The public safety aviation sector has seen a rise in the demand for smaller aircraft to carry out… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 27-Jan-20

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Hensoldt launches a flight data recorder for light helicopters

Hensoldt launches a flight data recorder for light helicopters

Hensoldt, the leading independent sensor house, is launching a new flight data recorder, which combines the latest sensor technologies in an extremely compact design so that flight, video and audio data can be recorded. Thanks to its extremely reduced weight, dimensions and energy consumption, it is for the first time possible to equip light aircraft… Read more »

Source: Hensoldt, 08-Apr-19

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Multiple GBAS Firsts for Esterline and Leonardo

Multiple GBAS Firsts for Esterline and Leonardo

Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit and Leonardo are pleased to announce that Leonardo’s AW189 P5 prototype successfully completed multiple GBAS GLS approaches at the Zurich Airport in late 2018 using the CMA-6024 GPS/SBAS/GBAS Landing System Sensor Unit (GLSSU) as the precision approach sensor. Leonardo’s pioneering achievement has led the way towards certifying GBAS GLS precision approach… Read more »

Source: CMC, 04-Mar-19

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Esterline Signs Strategic Agreement with StandardAero

Esterline Signs Strategic Agreement with StandardAero

 Esterline is pleased to announce that its CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit signed an agreement with StandardAero to partner on rotorcraft retrofits. The companies will jointly pursue business opportunities for commercial, military and government aviation upgrades and modernisation for medium- to heavy-lift helicopters. The agreement would include such CMC products as MFD 10-inch smart displays,… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 04-Mar-19

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Aspen Avionics to release Evolution E5 EFI in August

Aspen Avionics to release Evolution E5 EFI in August

Aspen Avionics announced it is in the final stages of receiving FAA approval for the Evolution E5 Dual Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). Upon approval, the Evolution E5 will to be sold directly to consumers by Aspen Avionics authorized dealers and by aviation retailers. Introduced in April 2018 at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual convention, the STC’d,… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 24-Jul-18

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Arista Aviation Installs Becker DVCS6100 on UH-60

Arista Aviation Installs Becker DVCS6100 on UH-60

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Arista Aviation has installed the Becker Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) 6100 Digital Audio System into one of their UH-60A demonstration medium lift helicopters.  “We selected the Becker Avionics DVCS for our digital communications needs in the cockpit and cabin. The proven reliability, reputation for excellent customer service… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 26-Jun-18

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Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B

Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S Transponder, which is designed specifically for single antenna applications across all fixed and rotary wing applications. This second version joins the BXT6500 family’s first certified Mode S Transponder capable of diverse, dual antenna operations. The BXT6500 family will… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 11-Apr-18

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Becker Announces Certification of BXT6500 Family

Becker Announces Certification of BXT6500 Family

Becker Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S transponder, designed specifically for the rigorous flying environment characteristic of helicopter operations. Paired with a FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, these remote-mounted solutions provide helicopter operators a complete and cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B Out for… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 03-Mar-18

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Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Avionics 2020 is the most advanced future avionics cockpit in the market and only next generation connected cockpit ready for certification Avionics 2020 is Thales’s next generation helicopter avionics suite, founded on the principles of natural and direct hands-on interaction using full touchscreen functionalities and interfaces structured to be task oriented and ease flight crew… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Mar-17

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Honeywell Implements Mandarin for EGPWS

Honeywell Implements Mandarin for EGPWS

Honeywell Aerospace has just received FAA approval for the implementation of Mandarin into their EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System). The system helps pilots know of potential collisions by being an independent monitor of the aircraft’s position in relation to the immediate environment. The approval means Honeywell will be the first company to use a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-16

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Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Helicopter Avionics Market 2016-2020” report to their offering. The report forecasts the global helicopter avionics market to grow at a CAGR of 9.61% during the period 2016-2020. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Nov-16

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Becker Avionics Debuts New BXT6513 Remote Transponder

Becker Avionics Debuts New BXT6513 Remote Transponder

Digital avionics technology leader, Becker Avionics International, has announced the debut of the new BXT6513 remote transponder (dual antenna) with ADS-B out. This transponder, which is designed for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft applications, meets the FAA TSO.  The lightweight and highly versatile unit can be controlled through dedicated control units, integrated Radio Tuning… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Nov-16

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Honeywell Develops Next Generation Precision Navigation Technology

Honeywell Develops Next Generation Precision Navigation Technology

Honeywell has signed an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop the next generation of precision inertial technology. As a legacy supplier of this navigation technology for commercial and military applications, Honeywell is working to improve the accuracy of inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology by three orders of magnitude compared… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 19-Oct-16

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IMT Airborne Video Downlink System Prepares for Takeoff

IMT Airborne Video Downlink System Prepares for Takeoff

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the law enforcement, broadcast, sports and entertainment markets, is showcasing its Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS), including the Mini Mobile CMDR, CIRAS-x6, CRx6, DR3 IP Diversity Receiver and the new VNS Video Streaming Server, at East Coast Helicopter Operations 2016 (E.C.H.O.), an event… Read more »

Source: IMT, 19-Oct-16

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Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Flight Management System (FMS) upgrade for the Airbus AS332L and AS332L1 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). This STC is a part of the AS332L/L1 modernisation program currently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 11-Oct-16

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Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Universal Avionics and Heli-One are announcing cockpit upgrades to be performed on a fleet of Sikorsky S-61A-4 NURI helicopters for an Asian operator, featuring Universal’s EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays and Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS). Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, is set to perform the design and installation for the initial aircraft with an Asian Maintenance,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Oct-16

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Aspen Receives FAA Certifcation For Genesys

Aspen Receives FAA Certifcation For Genesys

Aspen Avionics announced today that it has received certification to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) with the System 55X autopilot by Genesys Aerosystems. The STC will cover hundreds of light single and twin piston aircraft platforms. “Aspen’s Pro PFD with the Genesys System 55X autopilot enhances the basic 55X autopilot function… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 10-Oct-16

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Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Army for UH-60Ms

Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Army for UH-60Ms

The U.S. Army has selected Rockwell Collins to service the MFD-268C4 multi-function display (MFD) units for its UH-60M Black Hawk fleet under a five-year firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. This is a follow-on contract that continues the Army’s relationship with Rockwell Collins for long-term support of the program. “Whether the displays are in need… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Oct-16

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New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

The FAA has approved the integration of Garmin 335 and 345 Mode S transponders in the Robinson R22, R44 and R66 range. The newly approved transponders meet the ADS-B Out requirements without the need for an independent GPS system. Estimated at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to respect current regulations and at… Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-Oct-16

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Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation is pleased to announce the award of an EASA STC (10058141) for installation of the Garmin G500H EFIS into the Bell 206B and Bell 407 helicopters.    The G500H system is certified for Day/Night VFR operations and brings substantial improvements in situational awareness with a large multi-function colour moving map, H.S.I, full-time wind vector… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 07-Oct-16

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Skye Avionics Receives Award

Skye Avionics Receives Award

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics received the International Export Award, given out by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Business Awards of Distinction on Oct 1, 2016. Our team was honored to receive this award which honors a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in exporting products or services… Read more »

Source: Skye Avionics, 05-Oct-16

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Latest British Cabri G2 is first with Aspen Avionics panel

Latest British Cabri G2 is first with Aspen Avionics panel

The 24th Guimbal G2 Cabri delivered via British distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre has arrived in the UK in the last week.  Serial 1164 as been delivered to HeliGroup at Wycombe Air Park, their second example of the type – a fleet expansion due to the high utilisation of their first G2. The helicopter – finished… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 27-Sep-16

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Cobham adds improved feature to Radio Management Systems

Cobham adds improved feature to Radio Management Systems

The TSO-certified RMS 555 Radio Management System is installed on nearly 500 U.S. Military T6-A trainer aircraft, and consists of the RMU-556 Radio Management Unit, KDA-557 RMS Data Adaptor, and RMS-555 Configuration Module. It is also installed in rotorcraft and various international fixed-wing military trainer aircraft. Cobham’s solution will update the RMS 555 system by… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 12-Sep-16

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Freeflight Systems appoints new Sales and Marketing VP

Freeflight Systems appoints new Sales and Marketing VP

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced the promotion of Peter Ring to Vice President Sales and Marketing. Based in Irving, Texas, Ring is responsible for getting the company’s range of innovative products and services into the global marketplace. Ring will also continue to develop the company’s highly effective team of sales, marketing and business development… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 08-Sep-16

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FAA Approval obtained for Aspen displays on R44

Aspen is pleased to announce that FAA approval has been obtained for Aspen displays to be used as an attitude source for Genesys Aerosystems’ HeliSAS stability augmentation and autopilot system on Robinson R44 helicopters. To commemorate this milestone, Genesys Aerosystems and Aspen Avionics will be offering significant savings off of list prices through the month… Read more »

08-Sep-16

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LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world.  The LAPD fleet consists of fourteen Eurocopter AS350B2 and five Bell Jet Ranger B3 helicopters, as well as one King Air fixed wing aircraft.  Their mission is to provide city-wide air support to patrol units in their efforts… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Jul-16

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MD selects Howell for Engine Instrumentation System

MD selects Howell for Engine Instrumentation System

MD Helicopters has selected Howell Instruments, Inc. to engineer a customized Engine Instrumentation System for use in the production of new single-engine helicopters. The new Engine Instrumentation System, comprised of a Data Acquisition Unit (DAU), two Display Units by Aspen Avionics and a configuration model, will provide precise data in an easy-to-use, all-glass format to… Read more »

Source: Howell, 21-Jul-16

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Garmin expands feature set of GTN 650/750

Garmin expands feature set of GTN 650/750

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set, an enhanced user interface and additional wireless connectivity solutions for its popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN enhancements include pinch-to-zoom, Telligence Voice Command1 and more. Additional Connext® capabilities include Flight Stream 510 integration, which supports wireless Database Concierge… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Jul-16

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Garmin enhances G500/G600 glass flight displays

Garmin enhances G500/G600 glass flight displays

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight displays. The new GTX 345 all-in-one Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponder now interfaces with the G500/G600 to display the benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather. Additionally, database synchronization streamlines database updating when two G500/G600… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Jul-16

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FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

FAA approves Garmin’s GTX 335 and 345 Mode S transponders for use in Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. The newly approved transponders meet impending ADS-B Out regulations without requiring a standalone GPS. Priced at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to meet impending regulations with minimal expense. At $6,300, the GTX 345… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 19-Jul-16

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Technisonic adds All Band capability to TDFM-9000 radios

Technisonic adds All Band capability to TDFM-9000 radios

Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, is announcing the immediate availability of Airborne’s first ever ALL-BAND P25 Phase I and Phase II capable module. Already the industry leader in Civil Communications, the TDFM-9000 series of civil support radios now can be ordered with a… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 19-Jul-16

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Robinson offers Garmin G500H on R44 Raven II and Cadet

Robinson offers Garmin G500H on R44 Raven II and Cadet

Robinson has announced that the Garmin G500H Avionics Display System is now an option on new R44 Raven II and Cadet helicopters. Already available on the R66 Turbine, the G500H system is a combination Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) which provides flight instrumentation, moving map navigation, and situational awareness on dual screens. Garmin’s… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 12-Jul-16

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FAA gives TSO approval to Appareo transponder

FAA gives TSO approval to Appareo transponder

Appareo announced today that its Stratus ESG transponder has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090 ES transponder that helps aircraft owners meet the 2020 mandate by providing ADS-B Out and built-in WAAS GPS all in one box. With a GPS antenna included in… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 11-Jul-16

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CMC systems selected for Sécurité Civile EC145 upgrades

CMC systems selected for Sécurité Civile EC145 upgrades

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System have been selected by the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) and by Airbus Helicopters, to upgrade the Sécurité Civile fleet of EC145 helicopters. The 35 helicopters that will be upgraded are deployed on Sécurité… Read more »

Source: CMC, 11-Jul-16

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Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Ukrainian Helicopters Aviation Company has signed a contract for the retrofit of their 28 multipurpose Mi-8 MTV-1 medium lift helicopters with the Becker DVCS 6100 Digital Audio System. “We are extremely excited that Ukrainian Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs” said Thomas Terschlusen, Director… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Jul-16

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AEM appoints Sales Manager

AEM appoints Sales Manager

Avionics Company Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) has announced the appointment of Tony Weller as their new Sales Manager. Weller, who started with AEM in April, has been working closely with Ray Lewis (VP), Luc Schingh, Steve Broderick and the world-class sales support team on strategy and continued excellence in customer service. Tony is now… Read more »

Source: AEM, 07-Jul-16

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FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Honeywell Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Sky Connect Tracker III mission management system on the Leonardo Helicopter AW109 and AW119 models. These are the first of an expected 14 helicopter STCs for the Honeywell system that meets the 2018 air ambulance mandate and provides satellite tracking… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 29-Jun-16

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Alpine Aerotech becomes Garmin dealer

Alpine Aerotech becomes Garmin dealer

Alpine Aerotech is now an authorized Garmin dealership and offers the most comprehensive lineup of avionics solutions in the aviation industry. “As an authorized Garmin dealer, we have become a ‘one-stop shop’ providing customized, industry-leading solutions,” says Jeff Denomme, president of Alpine Aerotech. “Adding the Garmin product line to our wide variety of helicopter avionics… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 22-Jun-16

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Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics is providing advanced avionics for two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters operated by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor’s Royal Flight. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays (PFD-MFD-PFD) with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The Universal Avionics… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-Jun-16

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AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

The MCP02 Master Caution Panel system, which has been designed for the S-61/Sea King series of helicopters, has been awarded STC SH16-25 by Transport Canada. The plug & play replacement for the Grimes units offer reduced weight (5.8lbs vs 3.57lbs combined), high reliability, an integrated state recorder and LED technology with customizable legends. NVG lighting option is also available. AEM worked in collaboration with… Read more »

Source: AEM, 19-Jun-16

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Helicopters excluded from FAA ADS-B rebate offer

Helicopters excluded from FAA ADS-B rebate offer

HAI President and CEO Matthew S. Zuccaro has expressed disappointment at helicopters’ exclusion from a new FAA incentive for general aviation (GA) aircraft owners to equip aircraft with ADS-B technology. He called the exclusion “counter to the reality that the helicopter industry is the GA segment to first embrace ADS-B technology and continues to support… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Jun-16

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Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Garmin Aviation Training has committed to providing two scholarships to Whirly-Girls to receive training in Garmin GTN and G500/G600 equipment for 2016. [G500H shown in image] Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women are… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 14-Jun-16

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FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

Vector Aerospace has announced that it has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for a new ADS-B solution which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters. The new ADB-S In/Out retrofit upgrade (FAA STC # SR02473AK) features an intuitive, panel-mounted touchscreen transponder which replaces the aircraft’s existing transponder. … Read more »

Source: Vector, 08-Jun-16

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FAA incentivises GA owners to equip with ADS-B

FAA incentivises GA owners to equip with ADS-B

Today on a national press call, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker announced a $500 rebate incentive for General Aviation (GA) aircraft owners who equip their aircraft with required avionics technology.  Accelerating compliance is critical to ensuring that pilots, manufacturers, and retail facilities have adequate time and capacity to equip… Read more »

Source: FAA, 07-Jun-16

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Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky’s S-76 model. The Honeywell avionics protection plan offers commercial helicopters, business aviation… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-Jun-16

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AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

The Boeing Company has selected AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp) to supply the Internal PA System (IPS) for use on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters for the Indian Government. This is the first time that the Chinook has been equipped with an Internal Public Address System, and AEM is pleased to provide the solution. “AEM has… Read more »

Source: AEM, 26-May-16

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Universal Avionics appoints Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development

Universal Avionics appoints Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development

Dan Reida, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Universal Avionics, announced that Mr. Carey Miller has been appointed to the newly created position for Director, Corporate Programs and Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Miller will oversee the activities of the Corporate Program Management team. In addition, he will continue his responsibilities for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 26-May-16

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Universal Avionics expects AS332 certifications mid-2016

Universal Avionics expects AS332 certifications mid-2016

Certification for the integration of Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 is on track for mid-2016. Preparations for certification are currently underway with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One. The AS332 installation package includes dual EFI-890H Primary Flight Displays (PFD) (one pilot-side and one copilot side), dual UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) with… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-May-16

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AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

As part of their presence at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition in Washington DC, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced the TH-119 – an AgustaWestland AW119 targeted at the US Navy training requirement. The TH-119 has some distinctive capabilities and features to differentiate it from the civil market AW119Kx. Like the commercial AW119Kx, the TH-119 will be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-May-16

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Helipaddy partners with what3words to simplify navigation for helicopter pilots

Helipaddy partners with what3words to simplify navigation for helicopter pilots

Helipaddy (http://helipaddy.com) has partnered with what3words to promote accuracy of navigation and reduce the potential for errors by helicopter pilots. What3words has created a significantly simpler way of referencing anywhere on the surface of our planet. By dividing the surface of the earth into squares of 3m x 3m, and then giving each a unique… Read more »

Source: Helipaddy, 06-May-16

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Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One of Delta will refurbish two helicopters for the Sultan of Johor, Malaysia, under a new $8-million (US) contract, concluded during the recent three-day visit of His Majesty, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Finance Minister Michael de Jong welcomed the agreement as a sign of the growing international reputation of B.C.’s aerospace industry and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-May-16

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New President named at CMC Electronics

New President named at CMC Electronics

Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL) has announced the appointment of Michel Potvin, effective May 2, 2016, to the position of president of its Avionics Systems business group, which includes Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) product brand and the newly acquired Simulation Visual Systems capability, featuring TREALITY® display products. Mr. Potvin succeeds Mr. Greg Yeldon who has left Esterline… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 03-May-16

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Finmeccanica picks FreeFlight RA4500 radalt as AW119 standard

Finmeccanica picks FreeFlight RA4500 radalt as AW119 standard

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced that global aerospace, defense and transportation company Finmeccanica has selected the FreeFlight RA4500 radar altimeter as standard equipment for AW119 singleturbine light helicopters. The RA4500 offers Finmeccanica’s customers a highlydependable, proven radar altimeter system that seamlessly integrates with the AW119’s existing avionics. This equipment will ensure compliance with the… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight, 29-Apr-16

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Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink Global Solutions is proud to announce FAA STC approval of their fully integrated IRIS voice, video, flight data and broadband satcom system in the Bell model 206L and 407 series helicopters. The IRIS solution not only promotes safer operations, but also delivers immediate cost savings and reduced downtime. IRIS combines multiple features currently available… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 28-Apr-16

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Satcom Direct introduces new WiFi Hub for small to mid-size aircraft

Satcom Direct introduces new WiFi Hub for small to mid-size aircraft

Functioning as both a router and a wireless access point, the SD WiFi Hub packs big technology into a small, easily-installed package. AEA attendees can view product demonstrations at exhibit 410. The SD WiFi Hub is more than a wireless access point; it is the gateway for all voice and data communications on the aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Satcom Direct, 27-Apr-16

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FAA approves Aspen Avionics Evolution Backup Display

FAA approves Aspen Avionics Evolution Backup Display

Aspen Avionics (Booth #526) announced today it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of its Evolution Backup Display.  It is a fully digital, independent primary flight display (PFD) designed to replace mechanical backup instruments and the associated vacuum system supporting those instruments in Part 23 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) installations. The… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 27-Apr-16

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Wind River avionics system enables Airbus Helicopters

Wind River avionics system enables Airbus Helicopters

Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, is utilizing Wind River VxWorks® 653 Platform for its new Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) system, Helionix (pictured). Helionix represents the latest technological evolution from the European helicopter manufacturer offering an unrivaled… Read more »

Source: Wind River, 25-Apr-16

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Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

We’re excited to announce new enhancements now available within the Garmin Pilot app for iOS mobile devices. Now pilots flying around the globe, including Europe, have the option of filing VFR flight plans for free directly with the country Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) with a Garmin Pilot subscription. Additional features for iOS include a flight profile view, new… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Apr-16

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