Cobham Aerospace (Booth 8318) launched its new Titan line of digital aircraft audio management products for light to medium rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft on Monday on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020. Noting the growing demand for connectivity solutions in smaller aircraft utilized by police, fire, medevac and other public safety aerial operations, Cobham said Titan provides all the necessary functionality for those missions in a compact profile that is more than 50 percent lighter than other comparable systems.
"Titan brings helicopter and turboprop connectivity into the 21st century, providing their crews with the modern functionality that they are used to outside aviation and reflecting the requirements for multi-channel audio management systems to cope with tactical missions," said Mickeal Daw, Cobham's product manager for audio and information management.
Titan offers Bluetooth connectivity for those onboard the aircraft, as well as restricted transmission capability, a configurable front panel, and spatially separated audio to help crewmembers distinguish conversations on different radios. The system can replace as many as nine separate communications boxes on current EMS aircraft, Cobham noted, shaving weight and equipment footprint while also easing operational complexity and reducing the amount of parts numbers needed for system certification.
Daw added the company has seen "early expressions of interest from leading OEMs, who have responded positively to the functionality and profile of the system." Cobham specifically cited platforms such as the Airbus H125 helicopter and Cessna Caravan turboprop single as potential applications for the Titan line.