Sandel Avionics Inc. News
First KAI Aircraft To Be Equipped with Advanced Multihazard Avoidance Systems
VISTA, Ca., May 28, 2013 – Sandel Avionics, Inc., the global leader in wire, terrain, and obstacles alerting technology for helicopters, today announced that deliveries of new Mil-Std-810G-qualified Sandel ST3453H HeliTAWS® systems to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are underway. Sandel is under a long-term supply agreement with KAI to provide the HeliTAWS multihazard avoidance systems for factory installation on new KAI helicopters manufactured in Korea, including KUH-1P models for the Korean National Police.
AERO News Network Video Report from AEA 2009 Convention
Provided by Aero News Network
Avionics providers advance safety kit ahead of the regulatory hammer
By John Croft
A light single-engine turbine helicopter buzzes a lake and pulls up to strafe the nearby craggy mountain peaks on moonless January night. Conditions that might otherwise be ingredients of an all-too-familiar chain of events leading to a crash site, on this particular night were rendered harmless by the 3-in., brightly colored back-lit display on the bottom right side of N547SA’s panel.
Article provided by Aviation Week Business & Commercial Aviation. May 2013
by ROBERT P. MARK
While most aviation safety sources have identified loss of control (LOC) as the leading cause of accidents in the past few years, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) “is making a strong comeback,” according to Flight Safety Foundation fellow Jim Burin. At the FSF’s Business Aviation Safety Seminar in Montreal last week, he cited recent accidents such as the loss of the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 airliner demonstrator in May last year when the crew ignored multiple automated terrain warnings and flew the airplane into a mountain in Indonesia with the loss of all 45 people aboard.