Avalex Technologies' digital map system earns FAA certification
Avalex Technologies recently earned a federal government certification for its Digital Map System that is very instrumental in attracting new commercial and military business.
The Supplemental Type Certificate, or STC, awarded to Avalex by the Federal Aviation Administration is for work done for the Eurocopter EC-145 (MMB-BK 117 C-2) helicopter.
“This is great recognition of the high quality system solutions that Avalex provides,” says Mark Eberhard, Business Development Director. “We have proven once again that we provide rugged and reliable systems and we are a trusted partner.”
STC is an FAA document approving an aircraft product modification. The STC defines the product design change, states how the modification affects the existing type design, and lists serial number effectivity.
It also identifies the certification basis listing specific regulatory compliance for the design change. Information contained in the certification basis is helpful for those applicants proposing subsequent product modifications and evaluating certification basis compatibility with other STC modifications.
Avalex’s Digital Map System (AMS7102) is used on EC-145s in EMS and law enforcement communities. The STC is a requirement and would qualify Avalex’s system to be used on the U.S. Army and National Guard UH-72A Lakota or Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).
The LUH was acquired as a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) aircraft that was FAA Type Standard Certified and is being maintained to retain that certification throughout its life cycle.
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