DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the renewal of its worldwide distributorship agreement with Northrop Grumman LITEF.
Northrop Grumman LITEF is the Germany-based navigation systems subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation that designs and manufactures highly reliable aircraft flight instrumentation including accelerometers and angular rate sensors, inertial measurement units, attitude and heading reference systems, and hybrid navigation systems. They also support the integration of their products with global navigation satellite systems for civil and military aircraft worldwide.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Northrop Grumman,” said DAC International’s Vice President and General Manager Cisco Hernandez. “Our sales team is motivated by the company’s product line offerings and we look forward to continuing to work with them around the globe.”
DAC distributes the Northrop Grumman LITEF Commercial Reference family of products in aftermarket pursuits. These products are fitted to numerous rotorcraft and fixed-wing platforms by leading airframe original equipment manufacturers and support a wide range of aircraft in the retrofit business.
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has reached a multi-year distribution agreement with Imaging Technology and Visual Solutions (ITVS).
ITVS is a leading supplier of visual inspection products and solutions including videoscopes, surveillance equipment and endoscopic cameras. Working in concert with Inspection Technology Concepts, they design, manufacture and distribute imaging devices configured with state-of-the-art CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors (both found in digital cameras), including unique black and white CCDs for covert observation and detection.
“In support of furthering our expansion, ITVS has chosen DAC International as its Marketing and Sales Partner,” said ITVS President Gene McGarry. “DAC is a technically strong organization and our alliance with them will facilitate penetration of new markets in the United States and South America, supported with local presence and support.”
As an integrator, ITVS offers scalable and customized solutions compatible with a broad range of display and recording devices to optimize field portability, battery operation and quick deployment.
ITVS’ core markets include aerospace, aviation, power generation and security. DAC International will represent all of ITVS products in its various business markets.
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has received Part 25 Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Hawker 800/800XP/1000, Bombardier’s Challenger 601-3A/3R, Dash 8–100/200/300 and its 415 Superscooper, Cessna Citation 650, Dassault Falcon 900, Fokker 50 and the Gulfstream III.
“This new product has many benefits,” said Vice President and General Manager of DAC International Cisco Hernandez. “Among those are its form-fit-function replacement, higher reliability and its additional I/O and processor growth provisions for future mandates.”
The CMA-6800 Electronic Display system was designed to replace the aging Honeywell ED-800 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays. DAC International partnered with Peregrine to complete the engineering, test and certification activity required for this new STC.
In addition to the platforms listed, DAC International is expecting to add additional aircraft types within the next few months to the AML list.
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company announced today that it has reached a multiyear distribution agreement with Thomas Global Systems, a manufacturer of flight deck avionics and special mission systems.
Recognized as a leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for aerospace and defense applications, Thomas Global Systems has offices and facilities in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, Calif. Under the agreement, DAC will serve as a worldwide distributor of Thomas Global’ s pioneering range of plug-and-play CRT-to-LCD avionic display products.
“We are thrilled to be working with Thomas Global Systems,” said DAC International’s Vice President and General Manager Cisco Hernandez. “It is an innovative company that has produced high-quality avionics for decades and expands the options available to our customers.”
The products covered by the agreement, are designed to be drop-in CRT-to-LCD cockpit retrofit solutions that use existing symbol generators and EFIS controllers installed on a range of corporate aircraft and do not require aircrew retraining.
The units offer owners and operators both financial and technological benefits including reduced weight, power consumption and costs and increased reliability compared to CRT displays. CRT obsolescence risk is eliminated and allows a growth path for additional functionality. The TFD-8601 is currently installed in numerous aircraft worldwide.
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be displaying Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky™ iOS app in Booth #509 at the upcoming Heli-Expo, March 1-3, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky.
DAC International’s GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter 429 data bus to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Known as iFly Sikorsky™, the application replicates common performance calculations described in the S-92 Rotorcraft Flight Manual.
DAC previously worked with Sikorsky Aircraft this time last year for the vibration testing of the GDC64 to the requirements of DO-160G section 8 Category U Curve G2 to meet the rigorous demands of the helicopter market.
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company announced that its latest A-D (Analog-Digital) converter model GDC62 has been used as part of a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate.
The GDC62 accepts analog inputs from various Radio Altimeter models and converts the signal to ARINC 429 format that is compatible with currently available TCAS II digital processors. The GDC62 eliminates the need to replace analog radio altimeters when digital-only TCAS receivers are installed.
DAC International’s GDC62 was part of a Supplemental Type Certificate issued by EASA and developed by TAG Aviation in Geneva, Switzerland. It is applicable to the Dassault Falcon MF900/900EX Models seeking to comply with TCAS II Change 7.1 requirements.
As of December 1, 2015, all aircraft already equipped with TCAS and weighing more than 5,700 kg are required to have the version 7.1 upgrade to the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) in order to operate in European airspace.
“The GDC62 is a lightweight, cost-effective solution for customers needing to meet the EASA requirements,” said Vice President and General Manager of DAC International Cisco Hernandez. “Additionally, it provides an alternative option to purchasing new equipment to meet the EU 2015 as well as the ICAO 2017 mandate.”
Currently the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorizes, but does not mandate use of TCAS II Version 7.1 compliant systems for operation in U.S. airspace. However, operators of U.S. registered aircraft used in international flight operations, need to upgrade to TCAS II Version 7.1 by January 1, 2017.
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has added the additional autopilot models ARC300, ARC800, Century 2000 and KAP 140 to its current Approved Model List for Supplemental Type Certificate SA10236SC for the GDC31 Roll Steering Converter.
The GDC31 Roll Steering Converter provides autopilot coupling of the aircraft GPS unit to the aircraft autopilot’s heading error channel, calculating the correct course intercept angle and allowing the pilot to fly an entire flight plan hands-free.
“We are excited to bring to market these additional autopilots,” said Vice President and General Manager of DAC International Cisco Hernandez. “The GDC31 interfaces with S-TEC, King, Century and other autopilots and provides our customers with an affordable way to retrofit existing aircraft systems with state-of-the-art capability.”
The GDC31 Approved Model List covers approximately 700 aircraft makes and models.
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DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has reached a distribution agreement with NDT Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the design, manufacturing and selling of high quality, advanced ultrasonic testing equipment to the non-destructive testing marketplace.
NDT Systems is based in Huntington Beach, Calif., and has been providing for more than 40 years a wide portfolio of products to support the inspection of almost all materials from metals, ceramics and plastics to advanced composite materials.
“NDT Systems is a forerunner in the field of portable ultrasonic test equipment,” said DAC International Vice President and General Manager Cisco Hernandez. “We are excited to offer these innovative, functional and cost effective solutions to our customers.”
DAC International will represent the NDT Systems products in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Germany and The Netherlands.