Russian Helicopters is displaying an avionics demonstrator of the proposed ‘glass cockpit’ upgrade available for the Ka-32 helicopter. This modernisation effort will involve the replacement of analogue gauges in the cockpit with three LCD displays, ranging from 14-17”, based on customer requirements. Also included are terrain avoidance systems, a flight computer and a digital autopilot.
The new displays will enhance the functionality and ergonomics of the cockpit, company officials tell Daily News, while adding that various configurations can be discussed. The new displays will also allow information to be shared between displays, further enhancing flight safety. Ka-32 helicopters in other parts of the world, have already received these avionics upgrades.
South Korean Ka-32 helicopters have been in operation since the mid-90s and are now in need of an upgrade that involves installation of a ‘glass cockpit’, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a new firefighting system.
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