RoadRunner™ electronic flight instrument provides an easy and cost-effective path to upgrade for A109 helicopters
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, July 19, 2019 – Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for A109/119 helicopters.
“EASA approval allows A109/119 operators around the world to realize the cost, reliability, and safety benefits of Astronautics’ RoadRunner when upgrading to modern EFI systems (EFIS) on their helicopter fleets,” said President of Astronautics Chad Cundiff.
Astronautics’ newest EFI is an easy-to-install and cost-effective replacement providing operators the fastest way to upgrade from existing attitude director and horizontal situational indicator functionality—whether a first-generation EFIS or electromechanical gauges—to a modern EFIS, enabling enhanced capability and safety features.
Easily upgradeable with new software functionality tailorable to customer needs and mission requirements, the unit provides operators readability in all lighting conditions, enablement of modern navigation and approach capability, reduced operating and maintenance costs, and minimal downtime for installation.
The RoadRunner EFI received a Federal Aviation Administration STC for A109/119 helicopters on June 12. An STC from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) for these platforms is expected shortly.
The Astronautics’ authorized dealer network sells and services the RoadRunner EFI.
Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of secure avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored solutions to help clients achieve mission success. Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.