ORLANDO, 4 March 2015. Engineers at Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) have selected the ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite from Sagem, a Safran high-tech company, as part of the standard avionics and instrument package for their new SKYe SH-09 helicopter.
The ICDS 8A Primary Flight Display & Engine Monitoring System, developed and produced by Sagem, increases situational awareness through customizable engine displays with intuitive LED interfaces. It incorporates a configurable user-defined checklist, display of primary flight and navigational information, engine management data, pop-up engines with display in split map/engine screen mode, display of external mount camera & VGA inputs, and custom user databases (operators can supply data points for moving map). The ICDS 8A will record all displayed data for later review and analysis.
“We are very pleased to have a modern avionics suite from Sagem which supports the overall innovation of the aircraft in general and the ease of use for the pilot in particular,” Martin Stucki, CEO of Marenco Swiss Helicopter, says. “Sagem is the ideal partner also for future avionics enhancements.”
“It is a new opportunity for Sagem to be a part of the SKYe SH-09 helicopter with its glass cockpit suite,” explains Joël Berkoukchi, executive vice president of Sagem’s avionics division. “We are committed to ensuring that Marenco has a robust and reliable system onboard the aircraft.”
Marenco Swisshelicopter was founded in 2007 by a small team of helicopter experts around Martin Stucki for the direct purpose of developing, building, and commercializing a new concept of light turbine helicopter. With this industrial visionary concept, Marenco Swisshelicopter developed a new generation helicopter in the 2.5 metric ton class to combine a full-composite fuselage, an advanced bearing-free rotor system with five blades, an electronically governed engine, and a glass-cockpit.
Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran, is a maker of optronics, avionics, electronics, and safety-critical software for civil and military markets. Sagem is known worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land, and naval applications, as well as for helicopter flight controls, optronics, and tactical UAV systems.