Astronautics, June 15, 2019 - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters.
Customer shipments, available through Astronautics’ authorized dealer network, have begun.
STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency and from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) for A109/119 helicopters are expected shortly.
“Helicopter operators will realize cost, ease, and safety benefits when retrofitting their aircraft with a RoadRunner EFI system (EFIS),” said Chad Cundiff, Astronautics president. “The modern EFIS is an easy and cost-effective drop-in replacement for existing attitude director and horizontal situational indicator functionality, enabling enhanced safety features.”
The EFI provides operators readability in all lighting conditions, enablement of modern navigation and approach capability, reduced operating and maintenance costs, and minimal downtime for installation. The unit is easily upgradeable with new software functionality tailorable to customer needs and mission requirements.
Last May, Astronautics Corporation of America has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI), available for retrofit on helicopters and airplanes.
“Receiving TSOA approval is a big step in bringing RoadRunner to the rotary and fixed-wing markets,” said Chad Cundiff, Astronautics president. “RoadRunner offers operators an easy and affordable upgrade to modern electronic flight instruments on their aircraft with enhanced safety features.”
The RoadRunner EFI is an easy and cost-effective drop-in primary flight display replacement for older EFIS or electromechanical instruments and is the fastest way to upgrade from existing attitude director and horizontal situational indicator functionality to modern electronic flight instruments supporting enhanced safety features and improved reliability. The new RoadRunner EFI also provides easy integration with modern navigation equipment, enabling capabilities like localizer performance with vertical guidance approaches.
Astronautics has established an authorized dealer network to expand market coverage and support its new RoadRunner EFI and other display products.
About Astronautics Corporation of America: Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success. Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey.