Sandel Avionics Inc. News
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB is the agency's premier installation for atmospheric flight research and operations
Sandel Avionics has announced that its ST3400 Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS) has been chosen by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Edwards, CA, to equip F-18 and F-15 support aircraft. Located in the western Mojave Desert, Dryden Flight Research Center is NASA's primary center for flight research and operations, currently working on projects involving automatic collision avoidance technology, instrument performance and aviation safety enhancement, among many others.
Sandel Avionics has announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its ST3400H HeliTAWS™ wire and terrain safety system on a Bell 412EP helicopter. This announcement supplements an agreement Sandel has with the FAA designating Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters operating under Part 91 or Part 135 rules as candidates for Field Approval installation of the ST3400H HeliTAWS unit, providing for simplified installation under the guidelines in FSAW 02-03A. The new STC SR02355LA is available on the Sandel website at no charge with the purchase of qualifying HeliTAWS equipment.
Powerful wire-strike avoidance feature expands value of the HeliTAWS helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS), in HAI Booth 3518
Sandel Avionics has introduced a revolutionary adaptive wire-strike avoidance feature called WireWatch, which will be implemented through the company's advanced ST3400H HeliTAWS terrain avoidance system. Comprising a detailed database and a proactive alerting capability, WireWatch further enhances the operational safety that the TSO'd HeliTAWS brings to the cockpit by helping helicopter pilots avoid transmission lines and other such hard-to-see hazards
'Fly-off' reveals the different levels of performance between Sandel's HeliTAWS™ and a lower-priced minimal helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS)
Sandel Avionics has revealed dramatic side-by-side comparison video footage of its advanced ST3400H HeliTAWS terrain avoidance system and the HTAWS software option for the Garmin® GNS™ 430W that points out the difference in performance between HeliTAWS and a MOPS (minimum operating performance standard) unit. The video, which will be shown first at HAI in Booth 3518, shows both displays mounted in the same helicopter, which flies a number of maneuvers in varying terrain conditions. The video provides graphic confirmation of the value of both the Sandel system's proprietary TrueAlert™ technology, which virtually eliminates nuisance alerts, and its superior high-resolution display.