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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Archangel Now EASA Certified Repair Station

Archangel Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a Part-145 approval certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certificate allows Archangel to operate an approved EASA Repair Station.

Archangel has held an FAA Part-145 approval since 2012. The newest certification expands the number of customers that Archangel is able to service. “Our most recent accomplishment showcases our broad appeal to a worldwide market,” says Melissa Perdomo, Director of Quality for Archangel Systems.

All of Archangel’s technicians complete extensive training in areas such as Human Factors, Technical Data, Situational Awareness, the Repair Station Manual, and Facility Security courses in order to enhance the overall level of quality that Archangel delivers to their customers.

The recently certified repair station will be headed by Bob Caudle, Director of Production and Repair.

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, and Military applications. Areas of expertise include inertial sensor research, hardware and software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to any DAL criticality level. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

Archangel has been featured in an article in Business Alabama’s October issue. In the article, writer Thomas M. Little explains that Alabama’s aerospace industry has seen considerable growth in the last year, partially due to a broad spectrum of businesses. Little details Archangel’s successful history and recent work to expand its market into Europe, as well as the wide range of customers we have served through the years.

Other featured companies include Boeing, Aerobotix Inc., Teledyne Brown Engineering, and Muskogee Technology.

For more information on Business Alabama, please visit their website.

In 2010, Erickson undertook a major avionics upgrade for their iconic S-64 Aircrane. Archangel Systems was selected to supply its AHR150A ADAHRS and a custom flight controller, the AFC001, for the legacy autopilot. That was our wedding day.

Our marriage is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, and it has been a true marriage. Early on, Archangel and Erickson worked together to beat down technical issues related to the high vibration levels of the S-64. Those efforts made the installation, and the marriage, much stronger. Our trust level is at an all-time high.

Since 2010 Archangel has won several Erickson Gold Supplier awards, but we’re most proud of how our products are helping Erickson in a hostile firefighting environment. We know that our growth and success relies on strong and capable clients like Erickson, and vice versa. We also appreciate how their contributions have impacted the position we enjoy in the aviation community. Happy anniversary, dear.

More can be found on Archangel’s relationship with Erickson in our client stories

When you watch the Tour de France this year, there’s an interesting aviation contribution that adds to your enjoyment—the video feed. Cameras on three motorcycles and three helicopters capture the live action. All video is then beamed to a Beech 200 for re-transmission to an on-ground broadcast facility. From there, it’s up to satellites for worldwide distribution. 

Protoplane Special Mission Aircraft in Bagneres de Bigorre, France holds all of the video STCs for the helicopters and Beech 200. Similar Protoplane systems were used at the 2012 London Olympics. Ironically, the Tour passes right in front of the Protoplane facility on Wednesday July 15th! See more details at http://www.protoplane.net

 

Archangel is pleased to announce that it has been featured in two online publications related to the Paris Air Show this week. On the Made in Alabama website, writer Jerry Underwood explores Archangel’s history and recent work to expand into a global business. Aviation International News featured Archangel in its online Paris Air Show Daily that is also distributed in print to show attendees. The article discusses Archangel’s recent EASA certification on the AHR150 ADAHRS .

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, and Military applications. Areas of expertise include inertial sensor research, hardware and software development, as well as FAA certification of both hardware & software to any DAL criticality level. For additional information, please visit www.archangel.com.

The Alabama SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovative Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) Assistance Program, a component of the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition, has awarded Archangel a Phase 0 award of $5,000 for DoD accounting compliance efforts. 

Greg Sheek, Alabama Launchpad programs director states, “The Phase 0 Accounting Compliance Award to Archangel Systems is significant because it reinforces that Alabama Launchpad is helping Alabama companies access America’s largest seed fund, which is the SBIR program.”

From Dr. Kitty Greene, Archangel’s president, “Archangel has always been extremely strong in Research and Development.  Over the years, we have been awarded numerous DOD contracts, which require us to have a government approved accounting system. These funds allowed for additional external reviews,   confirming that our system meets required accounting standards.  This is another example of Montgomery’s active support of Alabama small business.”

More information on the Startup Competition can be found on the The  Alabama Launchpad website:  http://alabamalaunchpad.com/about-us/

For details 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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Archangel Systems, Inc. announced today it has received EASA ETSO C4c, C5e, C6e, C88a and C106-A1 approval to manufacture its AHR150A and AHR300A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Systems (ADAHRS).  With this ETSO, the European aviation market now has its own airworthiness qualification for these ADAHRS in Part 23, 25, 27 and 29 installations.

“This is Archangel’s first TSO outside of the US and we’re pleased that is it on our flagship product,” says Bill Dillard, Archangel’s Director of Emerging Technology.  “Because the ADHARS are exportable worldwide, we get lots of interest from the European community.  The ETSO really supports those customers and their programs.”

These ADAHRS meet all the requirements of ETSO C4c for Pitch and Bank, C5e for an Unslaved Direction Gyro (using all solid state MEMS sensors), and C6e for Gyro Stabilized Magnetic Heading. The systems also meet the requirements of C88a for Altitude Reporting Equipment, using an 11 wire discrete interface compatible with most transponders, as well as C106 A1 for an Air Data computer.

The AHR150A and AHR300A have maximum gyro output rates of 128°/s and 256°/s respectively. Each system is composed of two boxes: an Inertial Sensing Unit and a Magnetic Sensing Unit.  Both ADAHRS include multiple high- and low-speed ARINC ports, allowing them to integrate seamlessly into any modern avionics suite.

Using MEMS sensors and sophisticated blending algorithms, the AHR150A and AHR300A yield "FOG-grade" performance at greatly reduced size, weight, power, and cost.  Several companies, including Airbus Military and Erickson Incorporated, have selected the AHR150A for their type certifications in both rotary- and fixed-wing platforms.

For details 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

2014 Archangel Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.