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    Garmin Radar Altimeter for AS350

    SPAES from Germany installed a Garmin radar altimeter GRA 5500 in the tail boom of AS350 helicopter. It is connected to the GDU 620 display unit of the Garmin G500 flight display suite


    Garmin Radar Altimeter for AS350

    SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, May 28, 2019 - Karlsruhe, Germany – For a customer SPAES GmbH & Co KG installed a Garmin radar altimeter GRA 5500 in helicopter Airbus AS 350.

    SPAES installed a Garmin radar altimeter with the most modern technology in the helicopter Airbus AS 350. The Garmin GRA 5500 is the latest and most accurate technic which is now available in the range of radar altimeters.

    The radar altimeter GRA 5500 was installed inside the tail boom of the helicopter. Therefore a mounting bracket was designed and mounted due to installation documents. The transmit and receive antennas were fixed at the tail boom and the necessary cables and plugs were integrated.

    “Antenna brackets, provided by the manufacturer, for installation of both antennas were used. For the visual presentation of radar data the system was connected with the display GDU 620 of the Garmin G500. After installation and performance of function tests the helicopter was released for operation”, says Joachim Schanz, CEO SPAES.

    SPAES designed the installation documents and the required verification documents for the minor change in the Part 21J design organization.

    About SPAES GmbH & Co. KG: SPAES is a successful company in the field of aviation. As a specialist for technical solutions, SPAES offers products and services for aviation. This includes the design and certification of equipment, own products and systems as well as their integration and approval in aircrafts. The aviation products are designed, produced and certified according to European Technical Standard Order (ETSO).

    As an EASA Part-21J Design Organization the company offers Supplement Type Certificate (STC), Minor Change and Minor Repair in the field of avionics, cabin interior, structure and electrical systems and medical equipment. SPAES develops installation KIT’s for Minor Change and STC which are integrated in aircrafts by a maintenance organization Part-145. As the requirements for design and compliance verification engineers are increasing steadily in aviation, SPAES offers special trainings in the field of small and large helicopters (CS29/27) and small airplanes (CS23).

    Joachim Schanz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, founded the company in 2014 in Mannheim. Since 2019 the Headquarter of SPAES is situated at Karlsruhe. The location in Mannheim (the earlier headquarter) at the City Airport is now a branch.

    This article is listed in :
    Airbus Helicopters as350
    Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil
    --Helicopters Avionics




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