Sandel Avionics Inc. News

His Friendship will be Missed

Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 Posted in Company News, Industry News

AEA Mourns Passing of Board Secretary Chuck Freeland

His Friendship will be Missed

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO., June 11, 2013 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association is deeply saddened by the passing of Chuck Freeland, a regional sales representative for Otto Instrument Service, an AEA member company located in Ontario, Calif. 

A Plan for Reducing Wire Strike Accidents

Posted Friday, June 14, 2013 Posted in Industry News

Powerline sensors, HTAWS and specialized training can significantly lower helo collision rate with cables.

A Plan for Reducing Wire Strike Accidents

Most helicopter missions are flown at very low altitudes, and powerlines are often nearly invisible to pilots. Specific training in the “wires environment,”  proper crew resource management and technology can all lessen the threat of an accident.

Sandel Begins Deliveries of HeliTAWS® Units to Korea Aerospace Industries

Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Posted in Company 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.

Avoiding Controlled Flight Into Terrain

Posted Monday, August 26, 2013 Posted in Company News

Based on the success of the fixed-wing TAWS, this paper briefly highlights the issues dealt with in fixed-wing CFIT and the correlation of using a TAWS solution to address rotorcraft CFIT. It also discusses the challenges and benefits of Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS), and the operational reason and decisions made in the design of the leading HTAWS today. Taken together, the improvements over a conventional HTAWS system shows how a commercial, off-the-shelf HTAWS can successfully be installed in tactical helicopters with minimal modifications and reasonable costs to significantly reduce CFIT.