DART Aerospace Ltd.

DART Helicopter Services Announces Transport Canada Approval of AKV Inc.’s Exceedence Trend Monitoring System for the AS350 Powered with Arriel 1 and LTS101 Engines

AKV Inc an affiliated partner of DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce receipt of Transport Canada approval for their new ETM1000 Exceedence and Trend Monitoring System.  AKV Inc.’s Exceedence Trend Monitoring System is designed to continuously monitor and record all engine and drive train parameters for values in excess of the airframe and engine operating limitations and records all parameters for trending purposes to a removable SD card.   AKV’s ETM1000 provides a complete affordable solution for exceedence monitoring and data trending. Our goal is to provide today's technology in an affordable package that is easy to install and provide the ultimate in assurance for all operators.  FAA approval has been previously received, EASA approval is pending.

System Signals Recorded by the ETM1000:
- N1 Gas Producer
- N2 Power Turbine
- Nr Rotor
- T4 (MGT) Temperature
- Tq Torque
- Outside Air Temperature
- Pressure Altitude

- Flight Timer

- Eng. Run Timer

- Starts

- Airspeed switch

Additional System Features:
- Custom graphing software for data viewing

- Field Programmable

- Power Check Recording Feature
- Satellite Data uplink and WiFi connectivity

- Future option for vibration accelerometers (Mini-Hums)

- Connects to all existing engine and airframe signal generators

- Includes the complete airframe wiring harness

- Instrument panel pushbutton / annunciators for pilot interface

- Standard and optional pushbutton mounting

- Audio side tone for the pilot’s headset

Since the beginning, AKV has provided engine cycle counters for a variety of helicopter models. Our cycle counters are critical for day to day operations requiring tracking of cycle life limited engine components. The ETM1000 Exceedence and Trend Monitoring System is the next step in the evolution of our product line. 

All parameters are continually monitored and record historical data with date and time stamp of normal conditions along with duration of exceedences. All data is continually written to a removable SD card where the recorded data can be viewable via MS Excel custom AKC Inc. viewing software providing a legible format for viewing. 

System health and exceedence status indication via amber caution and red warning indicators is provided to the pilot via pushbutton / annunciators mounted on the instrument panel.


A unique feature of the AKV ETM1000 is that there are no transducers to install since it is designed to couple to the existing drive train signal generators. This provides for a system that has a lower acquisition cost, ease of installation and a much higher level of dependability.

A dedicated power check push-button records all engine parameters for easy maintenance plotting.

 

Additional model Helicopters will be added to include the Bell and McDonald Douglas series.

 

AKV Inc. is Proudly Distributed by:

DART Helicopter Services, 1270 Aberdeen Street, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1K7 (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel.  DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 600 STC’s and manufacture over 1,200 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART distributes more than 3,500 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide.  For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com

 

 

 

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