SEA Mentioned in Avionics Magazine March 2013 Edition
Southeast Aerospace is pleased to announce a recent mention in the Avionics Magazine.
Avionics Magazine, March 2013 edition’s cover story titled “Workhorse in Glass” is an article featuring Carson Helicopters (Perkasie, Pa) and their Sikorsky S-61 projects. This project includes an integrated “glass” cockpit designed by Cobham Commercial Systems. The article continues to describe the innovations and upgrades that Carson has completed, transforming the old S-61 airframe into a modern day transporter.
Southeast Aerospace is mentioned in this transformation description for our part in designing and installing AAR-47 and ALE-47 missile warning and flare dispense systems for the S-61. The Avionics Magazine article, on page 17, states:
“Carson cannot discuss U.S. government programs, but in 2010 Sikorsky announced an Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract from the Department of State International Narcotics and Law (INL) Enforcement Affairs bureau for up to 110 rebuilt S-61s, both long-body S-61Ns and short S-61Ts. The INL Air Wing supports counter-narcotics missions in Afghanistan and uses S-61s on Embassy diplomatic missions. The helicopters carry up to 21 passengers and can also be used for Command and Control, Medevac, and Quick Reaction or other Security Force missions day or night, under visual and Instrument Meteorological Conditions. Aircraft destined for Afghanistan are protected by Alliant AN/AAR-47 missile warning receivers and BAE AN/ALE-47 flare/chaff dispensers integrated and installed by Southeast Aerospace in Melbourne, Fla.