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SANDEL AVIONICS INC.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 2401 Dogwood Way Vista, CA 92081 PHONE: 760-727-4900

Sandel Avionics Delivers WireWatch, Lands Military Fleets
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or helicopter operators, flying at lower altitudes HeliTAWS’ high-resolution 3-ATI display. Any HeliTAWS often brings false warnings and nuisance alerts can be upgraded to accept WireWatch data in the field. from the very avionics system designed to provide “As wire data is available for areas around the world, the lifesaving notices of terrain and obstacles. With Helidatabase for that region will become available,” said Jerry TAWS, Sandel Avionics aims to Henry, director of sales for Sandel Avionics. increase safety by giving opIn November, Sandel completed the erators more information with ground test phase of a U.S. Navy less hassle. demonstration evaluation of the With the system’s new ST3400H HeliTAWS wire and WireWatch feature, operators terrain avoidance system in a can more easily avoid one of Sikorsky SH-60 test bed. the biggest hazards of low“Flight testing over the past level flying – transmission several months, including lines that crisscross cities WireWatch, has been extremely and countryside. successful and well reviewed by In November, Vista, the U.S. Navy,” Henry said. Calif.-based Sandel delivSandel is currently working ered its first WireWatch with OEMs, such as Rockwell application and database Collins, to license the Helifor installation in a fleet of TAWS technology for incorpoAgusta A109 helicopters ration into advanced helicopter operated by North Memorial glass cockpit systems. Medical Center of Robbinsdale, Brought to market in late 2010, Sandel's HeliTAWS system now features WireWatch, Minn. HeliTAWS took about two years to showing operators the location of high-voltage transmission lines and towers. WireWatch uses a detailed, develop. updatable database to show “When we first entered into the location of high-voltage transmission lines and their developing a TSO C-194 solution, we thought it would supporting towers at or above 100 feet AGL (above ground be a much shorter process,” Henry said. “We already had level). The wire-strike avoidance feature provides a visual nearly 10 years of experience and success with our ST3400 display and aural warnings of the hazard location on the fixed-wing TAWS, and we thought a helicopter version of
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News February 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Help for See-and-Avoid Aviating
Member Profile
Demonstrated Ability
Before & After
Retrofitting for RNP
A Conversation With...
What Will Economic Recovery Look Like?
Meet the AEA Staff
Member Profile
Look Mom, No Hands!
Business Basics
Pro-to-col
Theory & Practice
Special Report
What's New
Marketplace Classifies
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Avionics News February 2012 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News February 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News February 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News February 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News February 2012 - 19
Avionics News February 2012 - Help for See-and-Avoid Aviating
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Avionics News February 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News February 2012 - Demonstrated Ability
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Avionics News February 2012 - Before & After
Avionics News February 2012 - 35
Avionics News February 2012 - Retrofitting for RNP
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Avionics News February 2012 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News February 2012 - 41
Avionics News February 2012 - What Will Economic Recovery Look Like?
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Avionics News February 2012 - Meet the AEA Staff
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Avionics News February 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News February 2012 - Look Mom, No Hands!
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Avionics News February 2012 - Business Basics
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Avionics News February 2012 - Pro-to-col
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Avionics News February 2012 - Theory & Practice
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Avionics News February 2012 - Special Report
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Avionics News February 2012 - What's New
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Avionics News February 2012 - Marketplace Classifies
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