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Geneva Aviation receives FAA certification for advanced version of its P132 avionics switch console

January 18, 2008  By Corrie

jan. 18, 2008, Kent,
WA – Geneva Aviation has received FAA certification of
an advanced version of its popular P132 Avionics Switch Console. The
console significantly expands the space in AS350 series helicopters for
installation of electronic components widely used by airborne law
enforcement and electronic newsgathering helicopters.

The new console provides wiring compatibility with electrical system
changes recently made by the manufacturer in the latest versions of
AS350B2 and AS350B3 production helicopters. It also enables improved
compatibility with previous modifications of the AS350B3.

Additionally, the new console includes a collective lock fitting
that provides compliance with Eurocopter Service Bulletin SB 67.00.37.

The industry-unique console provides space for a 10-inch stack of
avionic components conveniently in reach of the pilot and crew. It can
be delivered in a standard configuration or customized for specific
mission requirements as a ready to install product. Cannon plug
connections make installation and component change functions quick and


The switches and circuit breakers are MIL-STD, eliminating
often-unreliable push button switches and fuses. The console provides
enough room for up to 60 circuit breakers as well as switches for added
equipment. Switch legends are LED backlit and easily configurable when
components are replaced. Night vision goggle compatibility is available
as an option. The unit has an independent dimmer for maximum crew
comfort during night operations.

About Geneva Aviation: Geneva Aviation Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of DART Helicopter Services LLC. The company specializes in
ENG and law enforcement solutions, including STC and PMA audio,
microwave and video systems. Geneva also specializes in comprehensive
STC and PMA approved structural packages for the AS350, Bell 206/407
series aircraft. These packages include more than 30 certified
component installations, including its avionics/electronic console,
custom instrument panels and equipment racks. Geneva continually
strives for solutions that are simpler, smarter and modular.


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