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Marenco Swisshelicopters, an Archangel Systems customer, completed the first flight of their revolutionary SKYe SH09 helicopter on October 2nd.  A brand new design with composite body, the SH09 uses Archangel’s AHR75 AHRS for attitude and heading data. The air data computer is from our friends at Aerosonic.

The prototype helicopter spent a total of approximately 5 minutes hovering 2 meters high at Marenco’s Mollis airport site. While the time spent airborne was limited, the tests did provide vital data on the helicopter’s reaction to in-flight structural stresses.  Subsequent test flights are scheduled to take place once the data have been analyzed.

Marenco will use build two additional SH09 prototypes, using all three in their EASA certification efforts. Certification is slated for 2016.  Marenco currently has over 50 units on back-order and predicts that production will eventually reach 80 per year.

To read more about the SKYe SH09 helicopter’s initial test flight, visit http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/marenco-upbeat-on-skye-sh0939s-prospects-after-first-404520/.

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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Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. and Archangel Systems, Inc. have executed a Letter of Intent to evaluate Archangel’s new AHR75 AHRS for the SKYe SH09 installation.

  Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09
  Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09

From Martin Stucki, Marenco CEO, “Given Marenco’s mantra for “high and hot” performance in SAR missions, we require an AHRS that is lightweight and cost effective but with stellar performance in shallow and high bank situations.  High bank windup is intolerable for us.  Archangel has accelerated their design and certification cycle to match our internal timeline.  If our testing goes well, we will have a winner in the AHR75.”

 
 
Archangel Systems’
AHR75 AHRS and AHR150A-2 MSU
 

Marenco will combine the AHR75 with Archangel’s AHR150A-2 MSU for a complete AHRS solution. Software in both components is DO-178B Level A certified and the DO-160E categories are ideal for composite bodies.  The AHR75 will be certified under the FAA’s new C-201 TSO for AHRS.Michael Greene, Archangel CEO stated, “We are very excited to have Marenco exercising the AHR75.  It was designed specifically for aircraft like the SKYe SH09 – a single shipset scenario where performance, reliability and compatibility with the avionics already on the install list are critical.”Bench testing will begin immediately at Marenco’s Niederurnen, Switzerland facility with flight test slated for mid 2013.

For further information on Archangel’s products, contact Bill Dillard at (334) 826-8008 x14 or via our website

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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