Dzus-mount Multifunction SBAS Flight Management System for Corporate, Military and Special Mission Helicopters
Avidyne Helios is a new multifunction SBAS flight management system designed for the rigorous demands of corporate, military and special mission helicopters. It sets a new standard for integration in rotorcraft navigation systems. Avidyne Helios FMS provides full Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Area Navigation (RNAV) capability, including Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV), Lateral Navigation/Vertical Navigation (LNAV/VNAV), LNAV-Only, and Approach Procedures with Vertical (APV) approach modes.
Avidyne Helios™ : Introducing the Next Generation of Flight Management Systems for Helicopters
The Avidyne Helios is a dzus-mount flight management system that meets TSO-C146c for full SBAS/LPV approach guidance, and is an approved GPS position source for ADS-B. Avidyne Helios features easy-to-use flight planning, one-touch departure, airway, and arrival navigation, and Avidyne’s patented GeoFill™ waypoint nomination. Avidyne Helios features a full QWERTY-style dedicated keyboard along with touch-screen hybrid touch user interface that provides easy map panning and flight plan editing. Its extensive I/O is designed to integrate with existing equipment in the aircraft including a long list of EFIS, PFDs, CDIs, HSIs, remote sensors, and autopilots, and it is also an approved ADS-B GPS position source with numerous transponders. Avidyne’s GPS Legacy Avionics Support (GLAS™) provides a direct interface to legacy Collins Proline 21 and Honeywell Primus EFIS systems for vertical guidance during approach operations. This unique integration capability enables EFISs certified before the availability of LPV approaches to have coupled approach guidance on these and other SBAS approaches.
The Avidyne Helios boasts a variety of features not found in any other FMS system, such as:
Hybrid touch-screen user interface incorporating a full set of buttons and knobs as well as touch screen operation for virtually all functions.
Moving map with extensive airspace, terrain, navaid, and airport display capability
Display of XM or ADS-B weather with full graphics as an overlay on the map
Traffic display from TCAS, TAS, or ADS-B
Display of Jeppesen™ Electronic Approach Charts and Airport Diagrams including Heliports.
Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity
Avidyne GLAS™ technology
Integration with ForeFlight® and a host of other third-party EFB Apps
Spill-proof keyboard and built-in USB charger
Optional NVIS compatibility
Optional integrated 16-Watt VHF COM, VOR, localizer and glide slope radio
Optional radar display for Bendix King digital radars
Optional integrated HTAWS with Power Line Database
Optional RS-170 video display capability
Electronic Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams
Avidyne Helios’ innovative implementation of Jeppesen’s chart services displays electronic terminal and approach charts and airport diagrams and includes a geo-referenced overlay of ownship present position and current flight plan. With one-button access to the worldwide library of Jeppessen ® electronic charts and airport diagrams, Avidyne Helios dramatically reduces pilot workload and enhances situational awareness. Charts databases are quickly and can be easily updated via the USB port on the Atlas bezel using
virtually any standard USB memory stick.
Single button access to charts and diagrams
Support for Helipads and Helicopter SID/STAR/Approaches
Update charts and diagrams easily via USB port
Significantly reduces pilot workload
Flight Planning Made Easy
Entering and editing fllight plans has never been easier than with the Avidyne Helios. It features easy-to-use flight planning with easy airway navigation, Avidyne’s exclusive GeoFill™ waypoint nomination, and full autopilot integration. Easy clearance-language flight plan entry, including SIDS and STARS, Procedure Previews, one-touch Holds, and rubberband flight plan editing, reduce workload and heads-down time. Avidyne Helios can store up to 99 flight plans of 128 waypoints each for quick access, and up to 1,000 LAT/LON and Rho/Theta-defined user waypoints. Its cross-fill capability seamlessly automates the process of synchronizing flight plans in dual FMS installations.
Easy airway navigation
Avidyne’s GeoFill ™ waypoint nomination
Store up to 99 flight plans and 128 waypoints for quick access
Integrated VHF Communication & Navigation
Avidyne Helios provides an optional integrated VHF communication and navigation radio in the same small enclosure. VHF communication capability provides a powerful 16-watt transceiver with frequency nomination and station identification. It also includes the ability to monitor the standby channel at the same time as the active channel.
The integrated VHF navigation system provides VOR navigation, as well as localizer and glideslope approach capability, which is fully integrated and automated with the FMS. It automatically decodes the identification of VORs and localizers, and insures that the proper frequency is tuned as part of the automated approach process.
Powerful 16-watt transceiver with frequency nomination and station identification
Monitor stand-by channel while monitoring active channel
Provides VOR navigation, localizer and glideslope approach capabilities
COMM presets with remote channel increment/decrement and XFER
All Avidyne Helios systems include integrated WiFi and Bluetooth®
connectivity. Numerous tablet application developers support the
Avidyne Helios wireless protocol. Foreflight® and many other apps
are capable of receiving GPS position, ADS-B weather and traffic, XM
Weather, and other data from the Helios system. Integrated wireless
connectivity allows pilots to transfer flight plans from tablet Apps
including ForeFlight. Imagine being able to plan a flight, file a flight
plan, get a clearance, and transfer the flight plan to your FMS,
seamlessly. And all Helios systems have a built-in USB charger
so you can insure your devices have adequate battery levels.
Exclusive Avidyne GLAS™ Functionality
Avidyne GPS Legacy Avionics Support (GLAS) provides a direct interface to legacy Collins Proline 21 and Honeywell Primus EFIS systems for vertical guidance during approach operations. The unique integration capability enables EFISs certified before the availability of LPV approaches to have coupled approach guidance on these and other SBAS approaches.
Optional interface for BendixKing RDR2000-series digital radar systems, including support for Vertical Profile™, and can replace legacy radar indicators or act as a repeater display with certain EFIS systems for added redundancy.
Options include the ability to display RS-170 video using any compatible camera or video source.
Display (Avidyne Atlas)
5.7” Diagonal w/Touch Screen
Full VGA - 640 x 480 pixels
Ultrabright sunlight readable w/LED Backlighting
Dimensions (Avidyne Helios)
Width: 5.750” (190.50mm)
Height: 7.500“ (146.05mm)
Depth: 11.900“(302.26) behind panel including connectors
Weight (including tray and connectors)
8.50 lbs (3.855 kgs)
11 – 33VDC
2.2A/4.0A XMIT @ 28vdc
VHF & VOR/LOC
16-watt transmitter (Class 3, 5)
Simultaneous reception of two channels, voice or data