Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La. is introducing a helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) option in its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Eurocopter EC135 series. The completions provider also announced plans to add Garmin’s GTN series of nav/com/GPS equipment for both the EC135 and EC145 single-pilot IFR versions later in 2013.
The new systems will offer a number of features including touchscreen controls and multifunction displays (MFDs) that include automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) functions. The GTN series will also enable Gamma 3 wide area augmentation system (WAAS) approaches. Metro Aviation also intends to integrate Geneva Aviation’s digital audio communication system (DACS) into the Garmin GTN equipment.
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