United Nations Mandates HTAWS on all UN Helicopters

Posted Tuesday, November 19 2013 as Company News, Industry News

UN Selects APG to Install more than 30 Units of Sandel HeliTAWS

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 24, 2013 – APG, Aviation Partners Group, Inc. (dba APG Avionics) APG Avionics was established in 2006 as an international avionics sales company, and Sandel Avionics, Inc., a global leader in compact, integrated display systems technologies, announced at NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, the first purchase order for more than 30 units of Sandel HeliTAWS to be installed by APG on helicopters being flown for the United Nations.

Effective December 1, 2013, the United Nation mandated all helicopters flying under their flag to install helicopter terrain-awareness and ground-proximity warning systems (HTAWS). In order for these Russian Mi-8 helicopters to comply, they must be installed with or upgraded to the Sandel ST3400H. APG Avionics has placed an order for more than 30 systems with Sandel Avionics and will provide installations for the systems by the end of this year. Currently, two APG Russian engineers are installing ST3400H in Congo, Nepal and Ivory Coast.

APG holds exclusivity on the connector for the Sandel ST3400H HeliTAWS for Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopters.

“Sandel is very pleased to have been chosen as the preferred HTAWS solution by the United Nations for installation in Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopters for relief programs all over Africa. APG has done a tremendous job in securing these projects in Africa and elsewhere in Southeast Asia,” said Jerry Henry, Director of Sales.

About Aviation Partners Group

APG sales office and 15 000 sq ft MRO facility are located in South West Florida at Punta Gorda KPGD Airport.  It has dealership agreements with most avionics brands and producers. We provide avionics design and installation for fixed wings and helicopters worldwide. We also have sales and installation offices in Russia and Ukraine. www.avionix.com

About Sandel Avionics Inc.

Sandel Avionics Inc., engineers and manufactures advanced avionics for rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft and provides embedded software for OEM applications.  Its compact integrated display systems for the military and commercial markets include 3-ATI and 4-ATI retrofit primary displays, Class A &B fixed-wing TAWS and HeliTAWS―the helicopter industry’s only certified panel-mount HTAWS that alerts against wires, terrain and obstacles. Sandel is a AS9100 and ISO9001 certified business. www.sandel.com