Wed, May 13, 2009
RUAG Aerospace has selected the
GH-3100 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) and PS-835
Emergency Power Supply as standard equipment on the Dornier 228 New
Generation (NG) aircraft, an updated variant of the Dornier 228.
RUAG is resuming production of the model with a modern avionics
package and improved performance capabilities, with dDeliveries
currently slated for 2010.
“With the GH-3100, pilots will have a reliable standby
system that provides information in a layout that matches the
primary flight display – it makes the transition to backup
instruments seamless,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of
business development for L-3 Avionics Systems.
“A global support network and proven reliability make it
an ideal choice for an internationally operated, multi-role
aircraft like the Dornier 228 NG.” Designed to replace
conventional electro-mechanical standby attitude, airspeed and
altitude instruments, the solid-state GH-3100 ESIS is capable of
providing all three functions, plus heading, slip/skid, navigation
data and vertical speed in a single three-inch flat-panel
The GH-3100 features an integrated air data sensor card with
pitot static connections directly to the unit, which eliminates the
need for a remote mounted air data computer. An Active Matrix
Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) provides exceptional readability in
direct sunlight as well as dark cockpit environments. The system
has the ability to interface with the aircraft’s navigation
systems, providing more interfaces and flexibility than any other
standby on the market today.
The Dornier 228 NG is a 19-passenger turboprop aircraft with
short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. Improvements over
the previous version include a quieter five-blade propeller that
increases in-flight and takeoff performance, and an advanced
glass-cockpit avionics package. Planned roles for the new model are
primarily in regional transport as well as in support of coastal,
environmental and border control tasks.
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