White Plains, New York (Wednesday, February 24, 2016) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced today their Collective Tactile Cueing (CTC) system, Powerline Detector System (PDS) and Icing Conditions Detector (ICD) will be on display during Heli-Expo at Booth 6939.
Safe Flight has successfully transferred nearly 70 years of fixed-wing stall warning tactile cueing into a “tactile collective-shaker” alerting system designed to dramatically enhance helicopter safety and operations. The CTC provides collective tactile cueing that allows the pilot to literally “feel” their way around the helicopter’s safe operating envelope of engine and drivetrain limits.
Safe Flight’s PDS has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The system operates worldwide to detect 50Hz/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 aural warning to the crew. As the aircraft approaches the hazard, the aural tone intensifies, cautioning the pilot.
Ice accretion is a serious hazard to all aircraft. Even miniscule amounts of frost, snow, ice, or slush on the aerodynamic and/or control surfaces of the aircraft can cause significant loss in lift and flight control capability. The most effective means to protect against this often catastrophic threat is to avoid it all together with Safe Flight’s Icing Conditions Detector. The ICD is able to detect icing conditions nearly instantaneously.
To learn more about Safe Flight’s rotorcraft products, visit Safe Flight at Heli-Expo Booth 6939 and see the products in our simulator. In addition, Safe Flight will have the CTC, PDS and ICD available for demo flights for the Press and invited customers. Please contact the undersigned to schedule a demo flight.
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 and Collective Tactile Cueing and Icing Conditions Detector systems. 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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