Avionics News November 2015 - 74
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Universal Avionics Systems Corp.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS CORP. recently completed a second
round of ground testing for software changes implemented to support the integration of EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the AS332 Super Puma helicopter. The EFI-890H primary flight displays will replace the existing ADIs, HSI,
airspeed indicators, altimeters and vertical speed indicators. Full digital integration with the CDV-155 coupler and autopilot is supported, which significantly
simplifies the installation and integration.
According to the company, the installation package also includes dual Universal
Avionics UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions
Management Systems and a single
Universal Avionics Radio Control
Unit. The MMMS incorporates
the advanced technology, system
design, features and capabilities
included in the Universal Avionics
SBAS-enabled Flight Management
System with special interfaces and
the ability to fly six distinct patterns.
The RCU replaces multiple existing
federated control heads for existing
radios. Support for automatic transition to hover for the search and rescue variants will be supported with an upcoming
software release to the MMMS.
The EFI-890H Advanced Flight Display software development also supports the
CDV-85 3-axis and 4-axis versions, which are also installed in the AS365 Dauphin.
"The EFI-890H integration for the Super Puma provides a significant technology upgrade that will increase reliability and add functionality to this proven
workhorse," said GRADY DEES, Universal Avionics director of technical sales.
"The interfaces and signal switching complexity is dramatically simplified. The
package can include dual PFDs only or the addition of an optional MFD-890H."
Throughout 2015, Universal Avionics is offering an upgrade incentive program
for non-Universal Avionics operators to trade in their legacy FMS or GPS system for a new, SBAS-capable Universal Avionics FMS.
In other news...
Universal Avionics authorized dealer, Heli-One, recently completed installation
of Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw MMMS and MFD-640 Multi-Function Display on
a CHC Helicopter Airbus Super Puma aircraft. With a supplemental type certificate in hand, rotorcraft operators have a mission-ready flight deck solution.
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ROBOTIC SKIES was selected by
Aerialtronics as its completion and
maintenance provider for its line of
unmanned aerial systems. Under the
partnership, the two companies will
collaborate to build a custom maintenance program for the Aerialtronics
product line that will be implemented
at more than 80 Robotic Skies field
service centers located around the
world. In addition, Robotic Skies will
provide completion and custom configuration services for Aerialtronics
systems sold in North America.
In 2014, Aerialtronics launched its
third-generation system, the Altura
Zenith. By collecting aerial data and
processing it into valuable information, the Zenith platform gives clients
insights into making smart business
decisions. The Zenith is designed as
an advanced information-collecting
platform. It's a high-performance flying server that records, processes and
transmits data back to the cloud where
analytics turn it into information.
In other news...
A memorandum of understanding was formalized between AirShip
Technologies Group Inc. and Robotic
Skies, which forms the framework for
global support services for AirShip
customers worldwide. Both companies will work together to create a
service center network to complete
and support AirShip products, the V1
through V9 UAS.
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