VANCOUVER, Wash., - Onboard Systems International, LLC announced that its new C-40 Cockpit Indicator has been certified by the FAA for use in one of Onboard's load weighing kits for the Airbus AS350 (H125) helicopter. Onboard has also submitted this kit to Transport Canada and EASA for certification. This is the first Onboard Weighing System approved to use the C-40 indicator, which was built from the ground up to incorporate many operator-requested features and uses advanced microcontroller technology to measure and display the cargo weight on a hook.
Onboard Weighing Systems provide pilots with the exact weight of the load on the cargo hook via a display monitor mounted in the cockpit, allowing them to maximize load efficiency while reducing airframe stress. Weight on the cargo hook is measured by an electronic load cell. The load cell is temperature compensated and requires little maintenance. A quick glance at the cockpit-mounted indicator shows the full weight of the cargo on the hook to within 10 lb./5 kg.
The C-40 Cockpit Indicator offers many improvements over the current C-39 indicator, including simplified hook TBO tracking, improved LCD screen contrast, and a digital weight reading with an analog bar display. A forthcoming data logging software upgrade will allow operators to record time, load weight, and GPS coordinates for pick-up and drop-off locations.
The Model E-86 Onboard Weighing System with C-40 Cockpit Indicator for the Airbus AS350 B3, B3e & H125 (P/N 200-310-01) is now in production. Operators who are already using this kit with the C-39 indicator can easily change it out for a C-40 unit if desired.
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