Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, based in Langley, British Columbia, was granted a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) for the Bell 205 series helicopter.
The STC applies to the Bell 205A, 205 A-1, 205A-1 (H1SW); Bell 205B, 205B (H-104); and Bell 212 H-86 (Eagle Single Engine conversion.
Vector Aerospace said Bell 205 ICDS system replaces all legacy engine instruments, sensors and gyros with digital, solid state equipment. The system also includes a variety of practical multi-function improvements; listing moving map displays, enhanced vision (when linked to the optional camera installation) and exceedence monitoring functions among its many operator-focused benefits. The company said the STC is applicable to Canadian Bell 205 operators; however Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) is currently in process and that once Vector receives the authorization, the company will begin producing complete installation-ready kits to operators for self installation.
In developing this latest glass cockpit STC, Vector partnered with Sagem Avionics.