Sandel Receives Order for ST3400H Helicopter TAWS from Metro Aviation Metro Aviation
At the annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA, Sandel Avionics announced that it has received a multiple-unit order for its new ST3400H Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) from Metro Aviation. The commitment from the Shreveport based completion center represents the first order for the ST3400H which was introduced at the Heli-Expo. Metro will initially install the ST3400H in their fleet of air medical aircraft and plans to offer the option to existing and future completion and operations customers.
“When we first heard about the ST3400H we were excited to hear that there is a new option for helicopter TAWS,” said Milton Geltz, Managing Director of Metro Aviation. “The integrated display, TSO C194 compliance and NVIS compatibility were the deciding factors leading to the selection of the ST3400H for our fleet.”
“We are extremely proud to be working with Metro Aviation as the launch customer for the ST3400H,” said Jerry Henry, Sandel’s Director of Sales. “This represents a significant commitment on their part and a validation of our design.”
Sandel’s new ST3400H is a self-contained TSO C194 certified HTAWS with an integrated LED-backlit display showing high-resolution terrain, obstacles, traffic and GPS flight plan. The 3-ATI package is installed in place of a radar-altimeter indicator and will display radar altitude and MINS setting from digital and analog radar altimeters. Deliveries of the ST300H will begin in the 3rd quarter of 2009.
Sandel Avionics, located in Vista, California, is a privately held company that designs and manufactures high-performance 3- and 4-ATI Primary Attitude and Navigation Displays, completely self contained Class A and B Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS) and solid-state Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for retrofit in business aviation, air transport, government and military aircraft. Sandel’s products have been installed in tens of thousands of aircraft throughout the world since its first shipment in 1998. Additional information can be found at www.sandel.com.
Metro Aviation, headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, is an internationally recognized provider of helicopter completions in any mission configuration with specialization in air medical interiors. Metro is also an FAR Part 135 certificate holder with air medical operations across the United States and can provide innovative solutions for aviation management and support in addition to aircraft sales and leasing alternatives. Comprehensive maintenance services are also available with overhaul, manufacturing, airframe modification, and engineering through the company’s FAR Part 145 repair station certificate. Additional information can be found at www.metroaviation.com.
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