Safran, March 06, 2015 - Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) has selected the Sagem (Safran) ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite as part of the standard avionics/instrument package for their new SKYe SH-09 helicopter.
Developed and produced by Sagem, the ICDS 8A Primary Flight Display & Engine Monitoring System increases situational awareness through customizable engine displays with intuitive LED interfaces. It incorporates many features including a fully configurable user defined checklist, display of primary flight and navigational information, engine management data, pop-up engines with display in split map/engine screen mode, display of external mount camera & VGA inputs, and custom user databases (operators can supply data points for moving map). The ICDS 8A will also record all displayed data for later review and analysis.
Martin Stucki, CEO of Marenco Swiss Helicopter, states “we are very pleased to have a modern avionics suite from Sagem which supports the overall innovation of the aircraft in general and the ease of use for the pilot in particular. Sagem is the ideal partner also for future avionics enhancements”.
Joël Berkoukchi, executive VP Avionics division of Sagem: “It is a new opportunity for Sagem to be a part of the SKYe SH-09 helicopter with its glass cockpit suite. We are committed to ensuring that Marenco has a robust and reliable system onboard the aircraft. ”
Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd was founded in 2007 by a small team of helicopter experts around Martin Stucki for the direct purpose of developing, building and commercializing a new concept of light turbine helicopter. With this industrial visionary concept, Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd developed a new generation helicopter in the 2.5 metric ton class to combine a full-composite fuselage, an advanced bearing-free rotor system with 5-blades, an electronically governed engine and a glass-cockpit, SKYe SH09 embodies the future of helicopter.
About Sagem: Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.