Huntsville, Ala. – Ace Aeronautics, LLC d/b/a Global Aviation Solutions (GAS) is pleased to announce the release of the new GARMIN®G5000H-based avionics upgrade kit for UH-60A/Ls and S-70s called the ACEHAWK. The ACEHAWK offers the civil pedigree of the G5000H Integrated Flight Deck and the tactical agility of the Avalex Technologies Cockpit Management Unit (CMU) and Digital Mapping System. The ACEHAWK is the only day/night VFR/IFR, NextGen/Single European Sky compliant solution available on the market today for UH-60A/Ls and S-70s.
With four 12-inch, NVIS compatible, 4K UltraHD displays and two touchscreen controllers, the G5000H offers one of the most intuitive pilot-vehicle interfaces (PVI) available on the market. The Garmin G5000H provides pilots the ability to more efficiently manage and control navigation and communication systems, traffic surveillance systems, augmented reality/street view, flight management systems, electronic entries, and remote audio/intercom systems. The systems features include:
- Revolutionary Integrated Flight Deck with DO-178B Compliant Software
- Panoramic View and Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™)
- Day/Night VFR/IFR operation
- NextGen/Single European Sky Communication and Navigation
- WAAS Enabled
- CNS/ATM GATM
- Advanced ADS-B Technology
- Fully Integrated Comprehensive Flight Management System (FMS)
- TCAS II Traffic System
- Advanced Digital Audio Processor
- Global Connectivity/Flight Data Services
- Seemless integration of 3rd-party radios, sensors and other mission equipment without impacting the G5000H core software
For customers with more tactical needs, the ACEHAWK offers seamless integration of tactical radios, FLIR imagery, survivability equipment, day/night HUD, tactical map and mission planning.
Global Aviation Solutions currently holds an FAA Restricted Category Type Certification (RCTC #R00005RC) for the UH-60A and is in the process of obtaining an STC for the ACEHAWK kit. The STC project is scheduled for certification in Q2 of 2018.
Global Aviation Solutions CEO, Darrell Kindley stated, “This approach capitalizes on the thousands of Garmin integrated flight decks installed world-wide and previous certifications of the G5000 cockpit. We are confident that the civil pedigree and tactical agility of the ACEHAWK offers the best value to those interested in either upgrading their existing UH-60A/L or S-70 fleets or buying our refurbished UH-60A/Ls.”
The ACEHAWK kit has been successfully installed on one of the Global Aviation Solutions company owned aircraft and will be flown to Dallas, Texas for display at the 2017 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Symposium on 7-9 March 2017 at booth number 11.
About Global Aviation Solutions
Global Aviation Solutions provides innovative and long-term avionic and airframe solutions to commercial and government aviation users worldwide. Global Aviation Solutions offers commercial and military off-the-shelf (COTS/MOTS) products for fixed and rotary wing aircraft that provide state-of-the-art system solutions to resolve avionics obsolescence and capability gaps. Our commercially developed and qualified business model offers customers the best value, quickest to market and lowest risk approach to upgrading existing fleets or inducting new aircraft into operation.