Vector-Helicopter Services Unveils “Glass Cockpit” System

Richmond, BC - Vector-Helicopter Services North America (Vector-Helicopter Services) and Sagem Avionics, Inc. are providing Canadian helicopter operators a front row seat to view the newest Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) or “glass-cockpit” technology that is quickly being adopted by helicopter operators across North America.

In presenting this new technology to operators, Vector will have a newly refurbished, glass cockpit-equipped Bell 206 on display at its booth (#303) during the Helicopter Association Canada’s tradeshow in Calgary, on April 6th and 7th, thanks to the cooperation of Mr. George Kelham, president of Slave Lake Helicopters.

As the industry-leaders in glass cockpit technology, Vector and Sagem Avionics offer operators a unique opportunity to view first-hand, the latest advances in ICDS helicopter technology that provides increased performance, safety and reliability, while reducing direct operator costs. Added value comes from the opportunity to speak directly with both the developers (Sagem Avionics, Inc.) and integrators (Vector-Helicopter Services) to learn more about the system operation and how it can be integrated into their particular aircraft.

Since the highly successful launch of the SAGEM ICDS at HAI 2007, Vector and Sagem Avionics, Inc. have made the technology available on a variety of platforms including the Bell 205 / Bell 206 / Eagle 212 / Bell 407 / Sikorsky S61 / Eurocopter AS350 / Robinson R44 / MD500.

The rapid growth of ICDS installations within the helicopter industry is in large part, a result of Sagem Avionics, Inc.’s development and constant evolution of a world-class avionics solution, and Vectors’ expertise and experience derived from successfully developing the required Supplemental Type Certificates and performing more than 460 installations, upgrades and legacy retro-fits on a variety of helicopter platforms. Installations have included a variety of customers including commercial and fleet operators, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, personal aircraft.

In addition to offering a diverse range of avionics services and support, Vector-Helicopter Services is a premiere provider of aerospace MRO services to the global helicopter market, providing comprehensive support for a variety of engines, dynamic components and structures support for numerous Sikorsky, Bell and Eurocopter helicopter models from state-of-the-art facilities conveniently located throughout North America.

Visit Vector-Helicopter Services at HAC (booth # 303)