Bell 212 Gets Archangel Upgrade

 - April 4, 2022, 12:41 PM
Central American Aviation Services has completed the first Bell 212 upgrade with the Archangel Systems AHR150A air data attitude/heading reference system. (Photo: Archangel Systems)

Central American Aviation Services (CAAS) has completed the first Bell 212 upgrade for the Guatemalan Air Force with the Archangel Systems AHR150A air data attitude/heading reference system (ADAHRS) functioning as the primary source of inertial and air data. “By pairing our ADAHRS with the Astronautics Badger Pro+ IFD System, CAAS has delivered a cost-effective and rugged upgrade that will serve the customer well for many years," said Bill Dillard, Archangel's director of sales and marketing.

The Archangel system features all required qualifications for IFR installations in Part 23, 25, 27, and 29 aircraft. Data outputs are compliant with ARINC 429 standards, providing instant compatibility with most displays, radar, and digital autopilots, and can be configured to accommodate installation particulars such as maximum allowable airspeed, mounting location, altitude/airspeed corrections, angle of attack sensors, and temperature probes.

CAAS is an approved maintenance facility located at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala. It provides a variety of maintenance services for helicopters, including Bell light, intermediate, and medium models; MD Helicopters 500 series; and the Airbus H125/AS350.