Marenco Helicopters opts for Safran glass cockpit solution
March 5, 2015, Orlando, Fla. - Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) has selected the Sagem (Safran) ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite as part of the standard avionics/instrument package for their new SKYe SH-09 helicopter.
Developed and produced by Sagem, the ICDS 8A Primary Flight Display & Engine Monitoring System increases situational awareness through customizable engine displays with intuitive LED interfaces. It incorporates many features including a fully configurable user defined checklist, display of primary flight and navigational information, engine management data, pop-up engines with display in split map/engine screen mode, display of external mount camera & VGA inputs, and custom user databases (operators can supply data points for moving map). The ICDS 8A will also record all displayed data for later review and analysis.
Martin Stucki, CEO of Marenco Swiss Helicopter, states “we are very pleased to have a modern avionics suite from Sagem which supports the overall innovation of the aircraft in general and the ease of use for the pilot in particular. Sagem is the ideal partner also for future avionics enhancements”.
Joël Berkoukchi, executive VP Avionics division of Sagem, stated “It is a new opportunity for Sagem to be a part of the SKYe SH-09 helicopter with its glass cockpit suite. We are committed to ensuring that Marenco has a robust and reliable system onboard the aircraft. ”