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Astronautics Corporation and Vector Aerospace sign MoU

Posted 8 March 2017 · Add Comment

Astronautics Corporation of America and Vector Aerospace, that has facilities in South African and Kenya, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to obtain supplemental type certificates (STCs) for installation of the Astronautics RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI).

As part of the agreement, Astronautics will be a preferred supplier to Vector, providing certified equipment, in addition to technical and product integration support. Vector will provide integration and support efforts, as well as STC development.

Astronautics and Vector will collaboratively pursue RoadRunner EFI retrofit applications for various aircraft, including Airbus Helicopters AS350, Bell 212, 412, and UH-1 rotary-wing aircraft.

The RoadRunner EFI has been designed as a drop-in replacement for current attitude direction indicator and horizontal situation indicator primary flight instruments, offering helicopter operators enhanced safety, reduction in operating costs, and minimal downtime.

“This MoU with Vector will help get the RoadRunner EFI to market faster so more operators can take advantage of the enhanced safety and reliability this product offers,” said Astronautics Vice President of Business Development and Product Strategy Dan Ryan. “We are excited to introduce the RoadRunner EFI to operators as a way to modernise their legacy aircraft with added capability.”

Visit Astronautics during the HAI HELI-EXPO on stand 9949 to see a RoadRunner demonstration. Visit Vector Aerospace on stand 1612 to see the RoadRunner installed in the cockpit of an Airbus H125 AStar helicopter.

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