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Vector Aerospace gets ADS-B FAA STC for S-76, AW139, AS332

June 13, 2016  By Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace has announced it is now offering a new ADS-B  STC (FAA STC # SR02473AK) which is applicable for installations on Sikorsky S76,  Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139 and Airbus Helicopters AS332 series of helicopters.

The ADB-S In/Out retrofit upgrade features an intuitive, touch screen, panel mounted Transponder that is a replacement for the existing aircraft Transponder. If console and cockpit space is a challenge, Vector offers a remotely mounted transceiver with a compact cockpit control head.
With 1090 MHz and Extended Squitter, the L-3 Lynx Multilink Surveillance System (MSS) units provide ADS-B traffic and weather data as well as airport database, NOTAMS and TFRS. Other capabilities include MFD/PFD interface and optional wifi for personal electronic device interface.
“We are thrilled to add this new STC capability to our long list of FAA, TCCA and EASA certified STCs for Airbus Helicopters, Sikorsky, Bell and Leonardo-Finmeccanica aircraft,” said Elvis Moniz, VP, business development – Airframe & Avionics Solutions. “Our experience with this type of retrofit solution dates back to the FAA Alaska Capstone program (2002 – 2005) We worked directly with the FAA to successfully perform 450 capstone installations including ADS-B, on a variety of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
Vector Aerospace offers over 35 modern STCs for Sikorsky S-76 and S-61 series helicopters, Bell helicopters including 206, 212, 412, UH-1H, 427, 430,  Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139, and Airbus Helicopters AS332L/L1 and AS350 series. Vector is currently in the process of becoming FAA STC certified for an AS350/EC130 series crash resistant fuel system that has been developed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems.


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