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Sagem ICDS certified for flight in Heli-Lynx 355FX STC

icds10_landscape-mfdJuly 23, 2009, Savannah, GA - Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group), has announced that the FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate for installation of the Sagem Integrated Cockpit Display System in the Heli-Lynx 355FX STC light twin helicopter.


July 23, 2009
By Corrie


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July 23, 2009, Savannah, GA – Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group), has announced that the FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate for installation of the Sagem Integrated Cockpit Display System in the Heli-Lynx 355FX STC light twin helicopter.

The Sagem ICDS 355FX installation is configured with two 10-inch displays mounted in landscape. The display system integrates Primary Flight Instruments, Multifunction Display system functions (such as TAS – Traffic Advisory System, radar display, moving map, TOPS – Terrain Obstacle Proximity System, many other multifunction capabilities), engine instruments, Crew Alerting System advisories leaving very few analogue gauges and annunciators left in the cockpit.

The combination of these features results in better dispatch-ability, better reliability, lower operating costs, and safer operation by increased situational awareness and redundancy of design. It also provides the aircraft operators’ higher resale value.

“It was a great honor and pleasure working with Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services of Richmond, British Columbia, to develop and certify the STC” said Hossein Golanbari of Heli-Lynx. “It took a dedicated avionics engineering team on both sides to develop a great installation for our customers. Catalyst Aviation, of Philadelphia, PA, the new owners of this Sagem configured aircraft, are extremely happy with the glass cockpit. Flying in high traffic areas of the North East corridor of New York and Philadelphia, Catalyst appreciates the lower pilot work load and the cleaner instrument panel that the Sagem ICDS provides. Catalyst simply loves to fly the aircraft. We, at Heli-Lynx, would like to make the Sagem ICDS a permanent installation on all of our 355FX aircraft. It is simply an outstanding product from a great company.”

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The installation of the Sagem ICDS in the 355FX was performed in cooperation with Vector Aerospace, the STC holder, at Heli-Lynx Helicopters in Ontario, Canada.
                                                            

The Sagem ICDS 355FX installation is configured with two 10-inch displays mounted in landscape. The display system integrates Primary Flight Instruments, Multifunction Display system functions (such as TAS – Traffic Advisory System, radar display, moving map, TOPS – Terrain Obstacle Proximity System, many other multifunction capabilities), engine instruments, Crew Alerting System advisories leaving very few analogue gauges and annunciators left in the cockpit.

The combination of these features results in better dispatch-ability, better reliability, lower operating costs, and safer operation by increased situational awareness and redundancy of design. It also provides the aircraft operators’ higher resale value.

“It was a great honor and pleasure working with Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services of Richmond, British Columbia, to develop and certify the STC” said Hossein Golanbari of Heli-Lynx. “It took a dedicated avionics engineering team on both sides to develop a great installation for our customers. Catalyst Aviation, of Philadelphia, PA, the new owners of this Sagem configured aircraft, are extremely happy with the glass cockpit. Flying in high traffic areas of the North East corridor of New York and Philadelphia, Catalyst appreciates the lower pilot work load and the cleaner instrument panel that the Sagem ICDS provides. Catalyst simply loves to fly the aircraft. We, at Heli-Lynx, would like to make the Sagem ICDS a permanent installation on all of our 355FX aircraft. It is simply an outstanding product from a great company.”

The installation of the Sagem ICDS in the 355FX was performed in cooperation with Vector Aerospace, the STC holder, at Heli-Lynx Helicopters in Ontario, Canada.
                                                            


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