Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412 Rotorcraft
Alpine Aerotech officially receives a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFIS on VFR/IFR Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. FAA and EASA validations are pending at this time.
The Astronautics Flight Instrument (AFI) 4700 STC has been designed for Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. The installation is designed to replace and improve upon the legacy electromechanical attitude direction indicator (ADI) and horizontal situation indicator (HSI). The RoadRunner EFIS exceeds the original instruments in its ability to display GPS maps, radar altitude and traffic. The STC modification was designed as a drop-in replacement, requiring minimal wiring and structural rework.
“This is a cost-effective solution to the ever-increasing problem of equipment obsolescence,” explains Bert Geofroy, Avionics manager at Alpine Aerotech. “In addition to its inherent safety enhancements, this system provides a reduction in weight and an increase in reliability and capability.”
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