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DAC completes vibration testing with Sikorsky

March 4, 2015  By DAC International

March 4, 2015, Austin, Tx. - DAC International has announced that it recently completed vibration testing of its popular GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

The GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Sikorsky announced at the 2014 Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo show that it had launched the company’s first iPad flight application for Sikorsky’s commercial S-92 helicopter platform. Known as iFly Sikorsky, the application replicates common performance calculations described in the S-92 Rotorcraft Flight Manual.
In addition to performance calculations, iFly Sikorsky also has a configuration and weight and balance calculator utility. When initializing the application, an operator’s Sikorsky360.com user credentials are validated. Sikorsky360® is a proprietary online support capability with more than 4,000 registered users worldwide.
DAC worked with Sikorsky Aircraft to test the GDC64 to the requirements of DO-160G section 8 Category U Curve G2 to meet the rigorous demands of the helicopter market.
“We performed the tests per the DO-160G specification and it passed with no issues or anomalies,” said DAC International’s Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering Rick Horne.
The vibration tests were conducted in Texas at the Professional Test (EMI) Inc., Round Rock, test facility.


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