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Troup Brazelton, Kitty Greene, Michael Greene

October marks Archangel’s 24th year in the aerospace and military marketplaces. The company, founded October 1, 1992 in Auburn, Alabama by G. Troup Brazelton and Michael E. Greene, began as a developer of large format touch-screen displays, engine data systems, AHRS and air data systems for civil aviation. The focus was on experimental class aircraft.

In 2001, Archangel made the strategic decision to concentrate on highly certified sensor systems. Archangel now designs, develops and manufactures sensor systems for use in both fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft as well as ground vehicles. Its catalog of products contains air data, attitude and heading reference systems (ADAHRS), attitude heading reference systems (AHRS), precision inclinometers, autopilot controllers and cabin altitude/hypoxia warning systems.

Dr. Michael Greene, CEO says, “At Archangel we are dedicated to thinking out of the box such as combining MEMS sensors and sophisticated algorithms to achieve very high-level performance while at the same time reducing cost and size. It is for these reasons that the USAF has chosen us to design and produce systems for the F15.”

Among Archangel’s customers are Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, the US Air Force, Elbit Systems, Airbus Military, DRS, Erickson Air Crane, the Australian Army, Universal Avionics, and Aerosonic. Archangel products are in use on virtually every continent in fixed-wing, helicopter, tilt-rotor, and supersonic aircraft.

Pictured left to right: Troup Brazelton (founder), Kitty Greene (President), and Michael Greene (founder and CEO).

Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

Archangel Awarded TSO for AHR75 AHRS

Archangel announces that it has received FAA TSO C201 approval to manufacture its newest product, the AHR75 Attitude Heading Reference System. The AHR75 AHRS is designed as a cost-effective primary source of attitude and heading data for both OEM production and after-market upgrades.

For OEMS, the principle benefits are budgets and pedigree. Size, weight, power, and price budgets are among the lowest in the industry. However, DO178C software certification is Level A - the highest level possible reserved for mission critical functions. TSO basis is the new C201, a much more stringent requirement for AHRS performance, particularly in rotorcraft.

In upgrade programs, the AHR75 addresses reliability and compatibility concerns head-on.  Mean time between failure is greater than 12,000 hours even in rotorcraft environments. And, all data inputs and outputs are per the ARINC 429 standard for AHRS, ensuring the greatest possible compatibility with existing avionics.

The FAA and EASA agree that all TSOs granted after March 2, 2016 apply bilaterally, so the AHR75 is certified in European aircraft as well.

AHR75 orders are being taken now with initial deliveries in late April. More information about the AHR75 and its potential value to you can be found at www.archangel.com/products/yournewfriend or by contacting Bill Dillard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.