Safe Flight Instrument Corporation Receives a Safety Award from the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) for its Powerline Detection System

White Plains, New York (Saturday, September 17, 2016) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY received the Safety Award from the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) for its Powerline Detection System for helicopters. The award is in recognition of Safe Flight’s innovative life-saving products and for its 70-year commitment to making flying safer.

“ERHC salutes Safe Flight for developing innovative safety products, such as the Powerline Detection System (PDS), which have greatly contributed to the advancement of aviation safety.”       – Michael Philbin, Chairman ERHC.

Safe Flight’s PDS is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified and operates worldwide to detect 50Hz/60Hz powerline frequency emissions.  The PDS is an extremely lightweight (less than 2.0 lbs. installed) passive system that alerts the pilot when approaching an energized powerline.  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.

safetyawardAbout Safe 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 Tactile Cueing systems. The Tactile Cueing System allows the pilot to literally “feel” their way around the helicopter’s safe operating envelope of engine and drivetrain limits. Safe Flight’s 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

About Eastern Region Helicopter Council:

Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) was started in 1977 by local helicopter pilots, who were interested in the availability of IFR flight for rotorcraft. Their ad hoc meetings in New York City, using the initial name of Northeast Helicopter Operator Council (NEHOC), was the initial step in forming the eastern seaboard’s first, locally organized aviation group to represent helicopters.

Paul Quaintance
VP Sales & Marketing
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