PHI MRO Services will complete the initial system integration of the Helix Flight Deck System, and offer Helix retrofits and support services to operators around the world.
ATLANTA, GA – March 7, 2023—Avidyne Corporation of Melbourne, FL. And Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) of Exton, PA., announced today that PHI MRO Services of Lafayette, LA., has agreed to be the system integrator for their new Helix Integrated Flight Deck, which will be initially certified in the S-76C++ helicopter, and to offer retrofits and support for Helix at their global MRO sites.
“We are happy to have Avidyne and IS&S as avionics OEM partners for systems integration and support of their new Helix flight deck,” Tom Neumann, President PHI MRO Services. “We see the Helix system as a terrific upgrade solution for helicopter operators facing legacy avionics obsolescence issues, and who want to improve reliability and dispatchability of their fleet.”
“PHI is a world-renowned helicopter operator, systems integrator, and MRO, and we are delighted to have them as our integration partner for the Helix flight deck system,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “The S-76C++ is an iconic aircraft and the perfect launch platform for Helix, and PHI MRO Services has impeccable capabilities and knows this stalwart airframe inside and out.”
“In addition to the S-76C++, we see plenty of opportunity for follow-on programs and platforms for Helix, and our partnership with PHI MRO Services will be instrumental in bringing those to market as well,” Talmadge added.
The Helix Integrated Flight Deck is a joint initiative that combines IS&S’s proven 10.4-inch flat-panel displays with Avidyne’s Helios Flight Management Systems to deliver significant new capabilities for operators looking to modernize their otherwise highly-capable legacy helicopters, including the Sikorsky S-76C++, which is the launch platform. Helix provides state-of-the-art avionics capabilities including large-format flat panel displays, 3D Synthetic Vision, electronic charts, ADS-B weather and traffic, and SBAS/LPV capability.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for a turn-key installation of the Helix Flight Deck System in the S-76C++ will be forthcoming pending completion of the integration by PHI MRO Services and certification, which is expected later this year.
About PHI MRO Services (www.phihelico.com/mro)
PHI is one of the world’s leading helicopter services companies, operating over 240 aircraft in over 70 locations around the world. From routine maintenance and inspections to complex modifications, PHI MRO Services offers a comprehensive suite of MRO services and capabilities to meet customer needs. PHI is well equipped with a highly experienced team of engineers, mechanics, and maintenance technicians who are trained and certified to service a wide range of aircraft models and engine types. Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, the state-of-the-art maintenance and repair center is recognized as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Repair Station with DAR/DER authorization. Having a full-service MRO facility and a network of resources strategically positioned worldwide allows teams to mobilize aircraft quickly and meet the requirements of multiple international regulators to support your operations across the globe.
About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and product design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of avionics systems for corporate, military, and owner-flown piston- and turbine-powered fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.
About Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.(www.innovative-ss.com)
Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) is a leading systems integrator that designs and manufactures cost effective NextGen flight navigation systems and precision flight instrumentation equipment to international Commercial Transport, Military and Business aviation markets. IS&S products include: Integrated NextGen Avionics Suites, Flight Management Systems, Flat Panel Primary and Flight Navigational Displays, Autothrottles, Engine Instrument Displays, Mission Displays, Integrated Standby Units, advanced Global Positioning Systems (GPS), RNP Navigator and Precision Air Data Instruments. IS&S is at the forefront of developing sophisticated and technically advanced products which meet the increasing demands of the aerospace industry.
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Jason Zywalewski -IS&S
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Cory Clark- PHI MRO Services