SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services has signed an international sales and distribution agreement with Aero Dynamix Inc. of Texas for cockpit night vision lighting.
The system will be offered for equipping Sikorsky Aircraft's S-76 helicopters.
"SAS is continually augmenting its upgrade program and we are excited about the opportunity to work with ADI to provide high-caliber cockpit lighting solutions to our S-76 operators worldwide," said Steve Bohlman, SAS director, Commercial and International Military Customer Support.
"Search-and-rescue and emergency medical transport operations are critical, round-the-clock missions. Our partnership with ADI provides night vision imaging system solutions that will enhance the aircraft's safety and mission capabilities."
ADI produces equipment panels that emit uniform back lighting and which are compatible with night vision goggles.
Under the exclusive sales and distribution agreement, SAS will be able to upgrade night vision avionics supplied by major manufacturers such as Honeywell, Garmin and Rockwell Collins, while ADI -- as a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration-certified repair station, will provide full instrument modifications to SAS.
"Aero Dynamix is proud to be the exclusive provider of NVIS lighting solutions for the S-76 platform. With our NVIS products covered under the Sikorsky service and support programs, customers will benefit from the convenience of a one-stop MRO support," said ADI General Manager Dennis Trout.