Instruments include HSIs, ADIs and BDHIs
New Product Support Facility Opens in South America

ORLANDO, Florida, March 2, 2015 — During the last 51 years, Astronautics Corporation of America has delivered more than 100,000 electromechanical instruments to the helicopter industry.

The instruments include attitude director indicators (ADIs), horizontal situation indicators (HSIs), and bearing distance heading indicators (BDHIs) for civilian, police, air ambulance, emergency medical service, and military helicopters since the company began delivering helicopter flight instruments in 1963.

“We believe this record of more than 50 years of service, innovation, and global support for the helicopter industry is noteworthy,” said Dan Wade, Vice President, International Business Development. “The pilots flying fielded helicopters in today’s flight environments know and depend on the performance and reliability Astronautics instruments deliver,” Wade said.

Astronautics recently authorized DTS as a new full service support center for its electromechanical instruments. Based in Santiago, Chile, the facility offers maintenance and support for Astronautics’ full line of civil and defense helicopter instruments.

Astronautics electromechanical instruments are on numerous models of Bell, Sikorsky, Agusta Westland, Airbus/Eurocopter, Boeing and MDHI helicopters. “Astronautics electromechanical instruments deliver unparalleled reliability for helicopters flying executive transport, emergency or police operations, or in industrial work environments,” Wade said. “In addition to HSIs, ADIs, and BDHIs, Astronautics makes engine displays, autopilots, yaw stability, pitch controls, and roll actuators for some helicopter models,” Wade added.

Among the helicopter models flying with Astronautics instruments today are the AgustaWestland Lynx, Sea King, AB-212, CH-47, A109, and A119; Bell 212, 412, 204, 205, 206, UH-1, and AH-1; Sikorsky H-60/S-70, H-53, S-76 and S61; various models of Airbus/Eurocopter aircraft including the Puma, Super Puma, and Dauphin; and McDonnell Douglas 500 and 530. Astronautics also has produced thousands of displays and flight control systems for helicopters.


About Astronautics Corporation of America

Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight displays, engine displays, mission computers, electronic flight bags and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success. For more: