Cobham’s Digital Audio Control Picked for Life Flight AW119Kx
Cobham Aerospace Communication’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected for Life Flight Network’s 15 new AgustaWestland AW119Kx helicopters. The Aurora, Ore.-based aeromedical transport provider is the launch customer for the AW119Kx and will be taking delivery of its first aircraft this year. According to Cobham, the DACS is a compact and lightweight unit that “distributes and controls aircraft audio to/from all transceivers, receivers and audio warning systems.” Software in the DACS allows customization of the system to fit customer needs. A variety of medium and heavy helicopters have the DACS installed, including the AgustaWestland GrandNew. Cobham Aerospace Communication also manufactures navigation, communication and airborne networking products as well as specializes in designing and manufacturing slip-rings for wind turbines and helicopter rotor deicing systems.