Goodrich Vertical Reference System Awarded TSO

 - May 6, 2008, 6:59 AM

Goodrich has received technical standard order approval from the FAA for the company’s new solid-state VRS-3000 vertical reference system. Designed as a replacement for conventional spinning mass gyros, the VRS-3000 is particularly well suited for aircraft that are subject to high vibration, such as helicopters, but also appropriate for fixed-wing applications. “Given the costly overhaul and replacement process inherent with older mechanical gyros, the VRS-3000 will represent a significant cost saving for operators of aging aircraft,” a spokeswoman said. The 3.5-lb system includes rate and level sensors and provides stable and consistent attitude, pitch, roll and acceleration outputs through an Arinc 429 databus.