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By Staff Writer | July 1, 2015
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Maxcraft Avionics Offers MD302 SAM for Airbus Helicopters

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd. has received FAA validation of its Transport Canada STC SH14-50 (FAA SR03524NY) for installation of the Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM). This complements the G500H PFD/MFD, or any EFIS package in a light helicopter, replacing analog instruments. This STC is applicable to light Airbus Helicopters, including AS350, AS355, EC120, EC130 series, and more. The MD302 SAM provides critical flight and situational data to the pilot. The design is built around a solid-state electronic sensor array for high reliability and contains an integral and rechargeable Nanophosphate® lithium-ion battery that can power the unit for as much as two hours if main aircraft power is lost. The dual, high-resolution LCD display uses smooth graphics, daylight-readable brightness and a configurable lighting response curve to ensure optimal visibility in all conditions. The SAM is designed for simple and intuitive operation. The central Control Knob can be located at the bottom-center, middle-left or middle-right of the unit bezel depending on the installation orientation. This is the only user interface device on the unit. The MD302 is installed to receive ARINC data from the Primary Flight Display (PFD), the BARO value will automatically synchronize. Manually changing the MD302 barometric setting will override the external source. For more information, call 604-465-3080 or visit www.maxcraft.ca.

DART Primary Cargo Hook for the R66


Already approved by Transport Canada, FAA and EASA, the DART Primary Cargo Hook now opens up the utility market to R66 operators in Brazil. The easy-to-install DART R66 Primary Cargo Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and efficiency for all utility missions. With a lift capacity of 1,015 lb. (460 kg), the hook utilizes an electrical release system and a manual backup to jettison the load, essential for aerial operations. DART provides all you need for your aerial work at one place: plasma long lines, hooks, swivels and more. For more information, call 1-800-556-4166 or 1-613-632-3336 or visit sales@dartaero.com.



ADS-B Out Program from Universal Avionics, Rockwell Collins

Universal Avionics has joined forces with Rockwell Collins to offer an exciting incentive program, designed to allow operators to combine the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder with Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS). Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS is an approved ARINC 743A position source, required for ADS-B Out compliance. It interfaces with all ADS-B transponders, including the commonly used Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D). In addition to meeting the ADS-B Out mandate, operators are able to provision for Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV). Current Universal Avionics legacy FMS operators may be able to keep their Control Display Unit (CDU) and install an SBAS Navigation Computer Unit (NCU) with antenna and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder for an even more affordable solution. For non-Universal Avionics customers, Universal Avionics is offering an upgrade incentive program throughout 2015 for operators to trade in their legacy FMS or GPS system for a new, SBAS-capable Universal Avionics FMS. Additional upgrade incentive program information is also available at uasc.com/trade-in/fms.

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