Also Available For Retrofit On S-76s, PC-12
L-3 Avionics Systems announced
Monday its GH-3100 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) has
been selected as standard equipment on the all-new Twin Otter
Series 400 aircraft. Canada’s Viking Air Limited is resuming
production of the aircraft, which is expected to be delivered
before April 2009.
"Our durable GH-3100 is a perfect fit for the Twin Otter, which
has historically operated in harsh environments that require rugged
equipment to stand up to the elements," said Larry Riddle, vice
president of business development for L-3 Avionics Systems. "Twin
Otters also have a strong international presence, which puts our
global product support network in a good position to keep their new
Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft will be an updated version of the
aging Series 300 model and will feature more powerful engines,
composite parts that reduce weight, and a modern glass cockpit
avionics package. The GH-3100 is a solid state standby instrument
designed to help pilots fly safely in emergency situations.
Information such as altitude, attitude, airspeed and heading is
combined with GPS, FMS and radio navigation data in a layout
similar to the primary flight displays.
This familiar display eases the shift to standby instruments. A
single GH-3100 provides situational information to navigate an
aircraft to safety, even in instrument conditions.
The GH-3100 is also available on STC for Sikorsky's S-76 A-C
helicopters from with Pro Star Aviation, as well as for the Pilatus
PC-12 from Kansas City Aviation Center
L-3 Avionics Systems has been helping pilots fly for more than
45 years and provides completely integrated cockpit solutions. The
company’s SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display
System is a glass panel suite that features a revolutionary user
interface designed to make flying safer, easier and more
In addition to customizing SmartDeck for upcoming aircraft
programs, L-3 Avionics continues to provide a wide array of
avionics safety technologies, such as the GH-3000 electronic and
J.E.T. standby instruments, SkyWatch collision avoidance system and
Stormscope lightning detection system, among others.