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Sagem Avionics, Inc. and Honeywell to provide cockpit upgrades

Feb. 27, 2008 - Sagem Avionics, Inc. has announced that it will team with Honeywell on a helicopter retrofit upgrade program, offering operators the SAGEM Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) and Honeywell’s communication, navigation, safety and enhanced surveillance systems.


February 27, 2008
By Corrie

Feb. 27, 2008 – Sagem Avionics, Inc. has announced that it will team with Honeywell on a helicopter retrofit upgrade program, offering operators the SAGEM Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) and Honeywell’s communication, navigation, safety and enhanced surveillance systems.

The systems will offer helicopter operators, many of whom operate under extreme flying conditions such as emergency medical rescue in remote terrain, with a comprehensive integrated cockpit with enhanced surveillance capabilities.

“Honeywell and Sagem are offering the latest in integrated cockpit displays and communications, navigation, safety and enhanced surveillance systems at an affordable price,” said Doug Kult, Sales Director, Honeywell Commercial & Military Helicopters. “We are world leaders in aircraft systems and both Honeywell and Sagem have proven track records in innovation, reliability and service.”

“Sagem Avionics, Inc. is very pleased to be teaming with Honeywell. With Honeywell and Sagem Avionics, Inc. both enjoying reputations as strong companies with integrity and expertise in a variety of aviation and avionics matters; the teaming of Honeywell and Sagem Avionics, Inc. will be a win-win for everyone involved and particularly for our customers” said Daniel Johnson, Vice-President – Commercial Affairs, Sagem Avionics,Inc.

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Sagem Avionics, Inc., which offers a variety of new airframe and retrofit solutions for helicopters, will use its Integrated Cockpit Display Systems (ICDS) displays in combination with Honeywell’s strengths in communications, navigation, enhanced surveillance products, and helicopter safety.

The synergistic energy of this team approach promises customers highly reliable avionics in an affordable replacement package while updating the aircraft cockpit with Honeywell’s exciting product line including communications avionics like the Bendix/King’s new line of avionics; including the KSN 770 MFD/navigator/navcomm.

The Sagem Avionics Inc. ICDS open architecture is compatible with installation of a variety of aircraft components made by Honeywell and Sagem Avionics enthusiastically embraces features of the KSN 770 for integration with the Sagem Avionics displays. The Sagem ICDS, Automated Flight Control Systems (AFCS), and combination display/autopilot installations have received Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) on a number of aircraft including Cessna 180, Bell 205, 206, 212, 407 as well as the Eurocopter EC 120, AS 350 and the Robinson R-44. Final STC efforts are underway in Sagem’s own Gulfstream II and in the Rockwell, Commander 690.

The Sagem Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) includes Primary Flight Displays, Multi- Function Displays with Engine Monitoring System (EMS) functions, moving maps, Terrain Obstruction Proximity System (TOPS) and EICAS (Engine Instrument Caution Advisory System) Display. Sagem Avionics ICDS can be installed in portrait and/or landscape exclusively or in combinations and are available in 6, 8, or 10 inch display sizes. Additionally, Sagem Avionics displays are capable of displaying video images enabling the viewing of moving maps, turret and fixed camera images, Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) and other useful data. Finally, Sagem Avionics offers several aircraft Flight Observation Quality Assurance (FOQA) and Maintenance Observation Quality Assurance (MOQA) systems providing equipment for commercial operations and individual owners alike.

Honeywell's KSN 770 combines an IFR GPS (WAAS-LPV) navigator, comprehensive moving map, integrated with TAWS, Weather, a 16-watt digital VHF Command and VHF nav/ILS. The KSN 770 features a large, high-resolution display will enhance the crew situational awareness and enable graphical flight planning with cursor control. Options will include Traffic (TCAS), Terrain (TAWS-B) and Weather (either on board or XM Data Link).

In the near future, a product roadmap may enable, charts, maps, and incorporate new technology such as Honeywell’s Synthetic Vision System into the Sagem Avionics ICDS. Honeywell and Sagem Avionics, Inc. are also considering applications that may include advanced mapping capabilities of Honeywell’s Skyforce products; the Observer and the Sentinel. These products are designed for special use such in Airborne Law Enforcement, EMS, Off-Shore, and other specialized missions. Finally, upgrade options may also include TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System),
TAWS-B (Traffic Avoidance Warning System-B), and a weather data system on board or through an XM Data Link.

Honeywell avionics include the KSN 770. The KSN 770 combines an IFR GPS (WAAS-LPV) navigator, moving map, integrated with TAWS (Traffic Avoidance Warning System), Weather, a 16-watt digital VHF Command and VHF nav/ILS. The KSN 770 features a large, high resolution display that enhances crew situational awareness and enables graphical flight planning with cursor control.


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