According to Universal Avionics (Booth 4702), there has been an increased interest in Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support, particularly from operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters in the offshore and Search and Rescue (SAR) sectors.
At this year’s Heli-Expo, Universal Avionics will be showing its Multi-Mission Management System (MMMS) that is applicable for installation in these helicopter types. Universal Avionics’ MMMS is SBAS, European P-RNAV and RNAV (GNSS) LPV-capable, and is enhanced with a unique fuel management function. According to the company, it allows higher than standard rate turns, up to the configured bank angle, and course reversal guidance that prioritizes minimum time in the turn and always turning toward the next search pattern leg.
Authorized dealer, Heli-One Canada (Booth 1804) will also be explaining its turn-key modifications for the Super Puma, integrating Universal’s UNS-1Fw MMMS and LP/LPV Monitor under STC approval.