VISTA, Cal., February 19, 2015– Vista, CA – Sandel Avionics, Inc., a global leader in advanced avionics for fixed-wing and rotorcraft, today announced that its authorized dealer, Avionik Straubing, has completed installation of an avionics package that included dual Sandel SN4500s, dual SG102s and dual ST3400s for Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung’s “Aunt Ju” Junker Ju 52.
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From the FAA to hardware OEMs to installers' practices, special considerations abound
Story by Dave Higdon for Avionics News February Edition.
Last October in Orlando, Florida, a young pilot scanned a display of new glass-cockpit systems before asking a company representative about two visually identical systems in the company brochure: "What's the 'H' designated on these?" Nearby on the floor of the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition stood the source of his puzzlement: Two pairings of primary flight displays with multifunctional displays, one pairing with an 'H' suffix on the model identification, the other lacking any letter.
For all Military Contractors, I have good news about the L-3 Avionics System TACAN+. The L-3 TACAN+ is a configurable system that can supply ARINC 429 TACAN data to the Sandel SN3500/SN4500 series EHSI’s. With this data, the SN3500/SN4500 can display a fully functional CDI, Bearing Pointer, Distance and Ground Speed to the target.
The default emulation setting at the factory for the L-3 TACAN+ is 100. You will need to set the emulation to -31 as per the L-3 installation manual. Once you do that, set the TACAN input channel on the SN3500/SN4500 to 429-MC.
TACAN support is a software option when purchasing a SN3500/SN4500. It is subject to the licensing jurisdiction of the Department of State in accordance with ITAR.
The combination of the L-3 TACAN+ system with the Sandel SN3500/SN4500 in the cockpit is a great Tactical Solution!
This makes HeliTAWS the only non-Russian manufactured HTAWS approved for installation in Russia.
VISTA, Cal., October 9, 2014 – Vista, CA – Sandel Avionics, Inc., the global leader in wire, terrain, and obstacles alerting technology for helicopters, today announced that the Russian Aviation Authorities and MIL Design Bureau has issued an official Service Installation Bulletin, equivalent to an FAA STC, for Sandel ST3400H HeliTAWS® installations in the Mi-8 AMT and Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters. This makes HeliTAWS the only non-Russian manufactured HTAWS approved for installation in Russia.