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Based on their ratings of supplier quality, on-time delivery and cost control, Erickson Inc. has identified Archangel Systems as a Gold Supplier Award recipient.

Jeff Stein, Erickson Director of Materials, writes, “Erickson’s mission is to secure our global market position as the premier vertical lift company by providing innovative and responsive service to our customers, fostering a sense of pride in our employees, and maintaining consistent returns to our investors. As a recipient of an Outstanding Supplier Award, you have provided exceptional support towards our success in attaining these goals.”

Each Erickson Air-Crane S-64 helicopter uses a dual shipset of Archangel’s AHR150A ADAHRS and the AFC001 Automatic Flight Controller. The AHR150A provides air data, attitude, and magnetic heading on digital ports to primary and multi-functional displays, while the AFC001 translates the digital data to analog for the autopilot.

“The entire Archangel family is grateful to Erickson for this recognition. It validates our commitment to our clients and their successes,” says Archangel’s Director of Emerging Technology, Bill Dillard. “Being on such an iconic aircraft is obviously a thrill. But what makes this award special to us is the S-64 role in firefighting—saving property and lives. Well done, Erickson.”

You can read more about Archangel’s relationship with Erickson in our client stories.

For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website at http://www.archangel.com/index.php/contact.

Archangel Systems, Inc. is a private, closely held Alabama Corporation, headquartered in Auburn, Alabama. Formed in 1992, the company specializes in Inertial Sensing Systems & Solutions for Aerospace, Automotive, & Military applications. Areas of expertise include inertial sensor research, hardware & software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to any DAL criticality level. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

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Erickson Air-Crane has selected Archangel Systems' AHR150A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System (ADAHRS) and AFC001 Automatic Flight Control for their S-64 fleet.  Archangel supplies Erickson shipsets consisting of 2 ADAHRS and 2 AFC per S-64.  Archangel has worked closely with Erickson during their TC approval process, culminating in the initial S64 retrofit delivery to San Diego Gas and Electric in December, 2010.

The AHR150A is a cost effective ADAHRS at low size, weight and power budgets with FAA TSO C4c, C5e, C6d, C88a, C106 approvals.  All software is DO178B Level A running on redundant and dissimilar processors.  Developed for compatibility with Fly-by-Wire systems, data latencies are low. Air data is RVSM compliant.  The AFC001 has FAA TSO C9c approval with DO178B Level B software.

Archangel Systems, Inc. is a private, closely held Alabama Corporation, headquartered in Auburn, Alabama. Formed in 1992, the company specializes in Inertial Sensing Systems & Solutions for Aerospace, Automotive, & Military Applications. Areas of expertise include sensor development, hardware & software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to the highest levels of criticality. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

Media Contact: 334-826-8008 x14

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