Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS) in the Bell 407. EASA and Transport Canada certification are pending. Vector developed the 407 STC in partnership with Safran Group’s Sagem Avionics.
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.
Honeywell and Sagem have teamed to offer integrated cockpits for helicopter upgrade programs combining the Sagem Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) with Honeywell communication, navigation and enhanced safety/surveillance systems. They are focusing on helicopter fleet upgrades and retrofit opportunities for U.S. military training, drug interdiction in Latin America, EMS, law enforcement and electronic newsgathering.
Dallas-based Sagem Avionics announced it has received a supplemental type certificate for installation of its ICDS avionics system in the Commander 690 turboprop twin. According to the company, the display suite is designed to be user friendly and reduce pilot workload. The avionics suite is available with two, three or four 10-inch color active-matrix liquid-crystal displays.
Dallas-based Sagem Avionics (Booth No. 4287) announced it has received a supplemental type certificate for installation of its ICDS glass-cockpit avionics suite in the Commander 690 turboprop. According to the company, the multifunction display suite is particularly user friendly and considerably reduces the pilot’s workload and increases situational awareness and safety.
Sagem Défense Sécurité is displaying a dynamic demonstration of its integrated cockpit display system (ICDS) on the Safran Group stand (Hall 4 B12). Designed to replace electro-mechanic instruments and piloting and navigation functions, the ICDS is composed of a primary flight display, engine monitoring system, navigation display and multi-function display, or a combination of all four.
France’s Safran group plans to embark on a restructuring effort to better advance the so-called more electric aircraft concept and the increased application of electronics in aircraft systems and subsystems. In his first ever press interview, new CEO Jean-Paul Herteman told AIN that the revamp, due to start in early 2009, will “take on critical importance” in developing a generation of less fuel-hungry aircraft.
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America has received Transport Canada STC approval for installation of the Sagem Avionics integrated cockpit display system 8 (ICDS-8) for the Bell 206. The system uses two eight-inch color monitors and a solid-state AHRS system. It can be interfaced to GPS, TCAS, TCAD, Stormscope, FLIR and Max-Viz.
After months of waiting, Sagem Avionics says it is tantalizingly close to receiving its first FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for the company’s Integrated Cockpit Display System retrofit cockpit.
The expansion of Russia’s defense exports in recent years has caused its manufacturers to buy more components and systems instrumentation from leading Western companies, which has led to closer cooperation between Russian and Western firms.