Sandel Avionics Inc. News

FAA Issues Final Rule to Improve Helicopter Safety

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 Posted in Industry News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s and industry’s concern over continued risk in helicopter operations.

“This is a landmark rule for helicopter safety,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These improvements will better prepare pilots and better equip helicopters, ensuring a higher level of safety for passengers and crew.”

IHST Sticks to Safety Goal, Despite Slow Progress

Posted Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Posted in Industry News

Andrew Parker, Editor's Notebook, Rotor & Wing Magazine February 2014

While the International Helicopter Safety Team's (IHST) stated goal of reducing the civil rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016 is far short of ever comingto fruition, the organization's excistence is having a positive effect on bringing the numbers down.

Next Generation Helicopter Cockpits

Posted Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Posted in Industry News

By Woodrow Bellamy III, Avionics News

Next Generation Helicopter Cockpits

Avionics companies are designing the next generation of helicopter cockpits to improve situational awareness for pilots, whose aircraft are starting to catch up to their fixed-wing counterparts in terms of new technology.

TAWS vs. HeliTAWS

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 Posted in Blog, Q&A

Q&A with Graeme Rowe, Avionics Manager for Eagle Copters

TAWS vs. HeliTAWS

TAWS vs. HeliTAWS

The following is a progressive description of the different types of Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) compared to Helicopter TAWS (HeliTAWS) explain to customers by Graeme Rowe, Avionics Manager for Eagle Copters.