AgustaWestland chooses Meggitt's standby flight display

FAREHAM, England, 7 March 2011. AgustaWestland selected Meggitt Avionics' secondary flight display for its AW101 medium lift, AW139 medium-sized, multi-role twin-engined, and AB212 utility helicopters. This builds on an existing supply relationship between the two companies for Meggitt's helicopter air data system (HADS).

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FAREHAM, England, 7 March 2011. AgustaWestland selected Meggitt Avionics' secondary flight display for its AW101 medium lift, AW139 medium-sized, multi-role twin-engined, and AB212 utility helicopters. This builds on an existing supply relationship between the two companies for Meggitt's helicopter air data system (HADS).
The iSFD is Meggitt's third generation solid-state secondary flight display. Showing critical flight data such as attitude, altitude, air speed, and heading, it can be matched so closely to a primary system it will appear to be integrated with it. For pilots, this means an easy transition to the standby in an emergency.
First introduced to the market in 1995 as a back-up to primary digital cockpits, Meggitt's secondary flight display has been installed more than over 40 different aircraft programs.
The display is low weight, has the shortest installed length and best use of screen space. Other characteristices are ow power, long life, and the magnitude of brightness that comes with the LED backlights unique to Meggitt standby systems.
Regarding export compliance, U.S. export control -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) -- do not apply.
The iSFD's recent certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is enabling Meggitt Avionics to move several key program forward -- iSFD has already been selected a mix of military and commercial programs, which includes the Boeing Apache, HondaJet, Learjet 85, and the Korean medium weight utility helicopter, KAI Surion.

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