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March 12, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Part 27 and Part 29.  An AML-STC is similar to multi-model approval, with appropriate reuse of compliance data across TC data sheets. It allows models to be added...
March 7, 2014
AgustaWestland has received an order from SevenBar for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled...
March 6, 2014
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is continuing to modernize its production capacity under the Federal Targeted Program Developing the Military Industrial Complex in the Russian Federation 2011-2020.   In this latest phase of modernization, the Ulan-Ude Aviation...
March 1, 2014
Honeywell SVS alerting system. Photo courtesy of Honeywell From any helicopter pilot or owner’s perspective, these are some amazing times. Especially when you look at all the capabilities that are available today. From synthetic vision, to terrain and obstacle awareness, to infrared-based enhanced vision systems (EVS); to GPS navigation, traffic, weather and just about anything else you want, the...
March 1, 2014
Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions but the most important and most common are communications or navigation. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions, but the most important and perhaps most common are communications or navigation. There are several ways to accomplish this via transmission or reception of radio waves: VFR, IFR, ILS or...
March 1, 2014
There was a song that used to play all the time on a children’s educational television show in the U.S. … “One of these things is not like the others – One of these things just doesn’t belong.” When you boil it all down, the success or failure of most NVG panel modifications comes down to just that – a painstakingly tedious process of identifying each little...
February 28, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has chosen Honeywell Aerospace's LASEREF VI navigation system for the EC145 T2 and EC645 T2 family. The LASEREF inertial reference unit (IRU) allows...
February 28, 2014
The Sikorsky S-92 will feature new Rockwell Collins MFD-268P2B multifunction displays (MFDs)...
February 28, 2014
Integrated Microwave Technologies (Booth 4817), a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom division, has introduced its DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR surveillance kit at Heli-Expo 2014 in...
February 27, 2014
One of the most jaw-dropping pieces of technology on display at Heli Expo was Avionics 2020; which can legitimately be described as a new generation cockpit for helicopters. Basically it is an intuitive, all touchscreen cockpit display that Thales marketing director Richard Perrot demonstrated. Using only fingertip control, he accessed the avionics and mission management on the large display panels...
February 27, 2014
LORD Corporation has formalized an agreement with Bell Helicopter to provide an active vibration control system (AVCS) for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for...
February 27, 2014
The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter will feature new Rockwell Collins MFD-268P2B multifunction displays, enabling growth to capabilities that will enhance situational awareness and flight safety. The...
February 27, 2014
North Flight Data Systems (Booth 413) has received FAA STC approval for its flight data system installation in the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350B3 and the EC130B4 helicopter. The North system is the first affordable Lightweight Aircraft Recording System (LARS) that is fully...
February 27, 2014
Esterline CMC Electronics’ latest versions of its CMA-9000 flight management system (FMS) and CMA-5024 global...
February 26, 2014
Because of the timing of this year’s Heli-Expo occurring at the end of February, the deadlines for the March print edition fell into “no man’s land” – that is, going to press right before the show started, and then coming out right after the show ends. Most of the news heading into the show was under embargo as we went to press, so a number of the stories that come from the...
February 25, 2014
Universal Avionics introduces one of its flagship features of the new avionics package in the redesigned Next Generation MD Explorer, a cursor control for the advanced display system as an integrated part of the...
February 25, 2014
Texas-based FreeFlight Systems and the University of North Dakota (UND) have received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the first rule-compliant 978 MHz ADS-B In/Out Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) for rotorcraft. Certified in the Bell 206B Jet Ranger, the FreeFlight System RANGR FDL-978-XVR automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS‐B) integrates ADS-B In and Out capabilities with a...
February 25, 2014
Helinet Technologies has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to develop and support a technology upgrade of the microwave downlink system utilized by the department's Air Support Division (ASD). The existing...
February 25, 2014
The Rockwell Collins Cockpit Display System has successfully passed the European Aviation Safety Agency’s Civil Certification Audit onboard the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. This critical milestone...
February 25, 2014
Sky Connect Tracker III from Honeywell Aerospace (Booth 6502) is the first system that enables simultaneous worldwide automated tracking, text messaging and voice capabilities to improve crew and passenger safety and increase aircraft availability. The voice, text and tracking system from...
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