Sandel Avionics Inc. News


Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 Posted in Industry News



ORLANDO, Florida, March 3, 2015 - Helicopter Maintenance magazine announces that Kevin Lederhos has been selected as the recipient of its 2014 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year award!

53 year old Lederhos, from Tumwater, WA, is Lead of Technical Development for Northwest Helicopters LLC in Olympia WA.

Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung Selects Sandel to Upgrade the Heart of its Fleet, “Aunt Ju”

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 Posted in Company News

Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung Selects Sandel to Upgrade  the Heart of its Fleet, “Aunt Ju”

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. 

Rotorcraft Avionics

Posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Posted in Industry News

From the FAA to hardware OEMs to installers' practices, special considerations abound

   Rotorcraft Avionics

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.

Sandel Avionics Tech Note on L3 TACAN+ Displayed on SN3500/SN4500 EHSI’s.

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014 Posted in Q&A

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!

If you have any questions on the interface, please give Sandel Product Support a call at 760.727.4900 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mike Marie Joins the Sandel Team

Posted Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Posted in Company News

Mike Marie Joins the Sandel Team

VISTA, Cal., November 5, 2014 – Sandel Avionics, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced avionics for aircraft retrofits announces today it has hired Mike Marie as its North American Sales Representative.  Mike brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in the aviation industry.