HAI Convention News

Carson S-61s get glass cockpits

 - February 21, 2009, 5:13 PM

Carson Helicopter Services, Sagem Avionics and Vector Aerospace will jointly celebrate a supplemental type certificate issued to Carson for a five-display glass cockpit on its Sikorsky S-61 fleet at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Static Display No. 25. The “Discover the New Sikorsky S-61 Tour” event will include VIP tours of the helicopter immediately following the celebration.

Tour participants must pre-register at Sagem’s booth (No. 2347); Vector’s booth (No. 2922); or at Carson’s static display. The installation, highlighted by 10-inch Sagem LCD flat panels, is part of an S-61 modernization program launched by helicopter industry pioneer Frank Carson. Vector Aerospace of Richmond, B.C., is the system integrator. The S-61 system includes an updated digital fuel indicating system, dual solid-state AHRS, cargo hook and fire tank provisions.