DALLAS, Texas – Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected as forward-fit for the new Eurocopter EC175. Since 2008, DACS has been forward-fit on more medium and heavy helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world, including the EC135, 635, 225, 725, and 155.
The EC175, a seven metric ton-category helicopter, will feature enhanced range and payload capabilities for 12-, 16-, and 18-passenger configurations when it enters service in late 2012. Two EC175 prototypes at Eurocopter’s Marignane, France location have logged nearly 300 flight hours to date.
Cobham’s DACS is compact and lightweight, maximizing space utilization and enhancing payload capacity. The system is flexible and configurable to specific customer specifications using DACS software.
Cobham specializes in meeting the insatiable demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defense, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 10,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries.
About Aerospace Communications
Cobham Aerospace Communications designs and manufactures navigation, communication and airborne networking products and systems for commercial, business and military aircraft. Our products are in use on Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, ATR, Bell, Eurocopter, and Agusta platforms and with military forces in more than 100 countries. Cobham Aerospace Communications is recognised as a system provider for intercoms and integrated audio panels, including the Radio Audio Integrated Management System (RAIMS) for the Airbus A380 and A350. The business is also a leader in aircraft lighting, on-board man machine interfaces and microwave systems and components such as diodes and modules, ferrite devices, RF filters, and waveguides. Cobham Aerospace Communications is a Centre of Excellence for slip ring design and manufacture in applications from wind turbines to helicopter rotor de-icing.