White Plains, NY (February 26, 2016) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced that the Devon Air Ambulance Trust will operate Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) in their EC-135 Airbus Helicopter.
Safe Flight’s PDS is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified and operates worldwide to detect both 50Hz and 60Hz power line frequency emissions. The PDS is an extremely lightweight (less than 2.0 lbs. installed) passive system that alerts the pilot when approaching an energized power line. The system provides both a visual and audio warning to the crew. As the aircraft approaches the hazard, the frequency of the audio tone increases, cautioning the pilot.
Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity within the United Kingdom. Their mission is “to relieve sickness and injury in and around the county of Devon through provision of an emergency Air Ambulance Service.” The Charity is wholly independent, and has its own Air Operating Certificate (AOC).
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning, and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation, flight performance and control systems for fixed and rotary winged aircraft. In the helicopter market, Safe Flight produces Powerline Detection, Collective Tactile Cueing and an Icing Conditions Detector. Safe Flight products are installed on over two-thirds of the world’s aircraft in the general aviation, corporate, commercial and military sectors. To find out more, please visit www.safeflight.com.
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