Kitchener Avionics president Barry Aylward is attending Heli-Expo 2014 to meet with operators and introduce them to his company’s Canadian-STC’d glass-cockpit retrofit for the EC120 helicopter, and he has news. “We’ve added the FAA STC to our retrofit,” said Aylward, “and we are eager to get started upgrading EC120s worldwide.”
The core of the retrofit is Garmin (Booth No. 2427) products, starting with the G500H flight display with helicopter synthetic vision, AHRS and air data computer. The Kitchener glass retrofit also integrates a Garmin GDL-69/69A XM Weather datalink, an Avidyne TAS-605 traffic awareness system and a Honeywell KRA-405B radar altimeter.