DAC INTERNATIONAL SECURES SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR AN ADS-B OUT SOLUTION FOR THE SIKORSKY 76 PLATFORM
17 Mar 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas, March 17, 2014 – DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Trig Avionics TT22 transponder with the FreeFlight Systems 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor. This STC ensures ADS-B Out compliance for use with the Sikorsky S-76 A/B/C models.
The TSO-certified 1201 GPS/WAAS Sensor provides position, velocity, and time (PVT) data to integrated navigation systems. Small, lightweight, attractively priced and easily installed, the 1201 supports oceanic and domestic, enroute, terminal, non-precision approach and departure operations and meets ADS-B accuracy requirements worldwide.
“This is a cost-effective and mandate-ready solution for S-76 operators,” said General Manager of DAC International Cisco Hernandez. “We worked with our integration and certification partner, Peregrine, to bring this NextGen STC to the rotorcraft market and Peregrine’s ADS-B certification experience was apparent throughout the project.”
Trig’s TT22 transponder replaces the non ADS-B transponder and is the smallest and lightest (0.8 lbs) transponder, allowing the unit to fit into the tightest of panel spaces. It is an approved Class 1 transponder which meets the ADS-B functions of DO-260B Class B1S as well as FAA TSO C112c and C166b. The Trig TT22 also meets all equal ETSO requirements in Europe.
About DAC International
DAC International offers a wide range of avionics upgrade solutions for regional and major airlines, military and general and corporate aircraft, as well as MROs and OEMs worldwide. DAC uses certified solutions, including navigational, communications and display systems to help the aviation community meet new standards, as well as replacing of older systems. They offer a wide range of test equipment, including RVSM, ARINC 615(A) portable data loaders and other Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and a whole range of in-house built data converters. Additionally, they sell new-generation EFB and adapter units, such the GDC-64 Tablet Aircraft Interface Unit for iPads, plus they can supply complete integration kits with FAA or EASA STC for several types of aircraft. For more information, go to www.dacint.com
About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; parts distribution and financial services. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; Aero Precision Industries, located in Livermore, Calif., and NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.