Oklahoma City, OK | Oct. 6, 2015
Installation of a Garmin G950 avionics suite will begin this week when the first of four Sherpa aircraft arrives at 场航空's Oklahoma City facility. 场航空 teamed with Garmin's aviation segment for the upgrade, which includes the design, 安装, and FAA certification of a fully integrated flight deck and avionics system. The modernization of the U.S. Forest Service's SD3-60 Sherpa aircraft, which will be given new life after serving the U.S. Army, will enhance their flight accuracy and ability to safely and efficiently extinguish fires.
约翰·泰勒, 场航空 vice president and general manager, said the avionics upgrade is a big win for his company. "The Forest Service has an extremely important national mission, and the system upgrade that we will design, 安装, and certify will enhance their ability to safely and effectively execute that mission."
卡尔狼, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing, said Garmin was honored that 场航空 selected the G950 Integrated Flight Deck to meet the requirements of the Forest Service. "The G950 will provide an intuitive, modernized avionics suite that brings new, safety-enhancing capabilities to the aircraft, such as large-screen Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), ADS-B In/Out and much more. Together with 场航空, we look forward to supporting their mission."
The first upgrade is expected to be complete by August 2016. Shortly after, the second Sherpa will arrive at 场航空 to receive the same enhancements. Field's base contract is for 4 Sherpa aircraft, but the U.S. Forest Service could exercise up to 11 contract options, which would bring the total to 15. 场航空 expects to complete the first four upgrades by January 2017. The updated aircraft will be utilized in support of wildland fire operations, including smokejumper, 乘客, 和货物的任务.
场航空 received the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract in July. A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) will be issued for the 修改 through 场航空's FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA). The contract period of performance extends through March 31, 2020.
A U.S.-owned and -operated small business, 场航空 has more than 160,000 sq. ft. 的设施, 包括办公室, 机库, and manufacturing/industrial space with a staff of more than 300 technicians, 力学, 工程师, and other highly skilled personnel. Field is a global provider of aircraft integration, 修改, 维护, 物流, and sustainment solutions, supplying high-quality, 独立的, and cost-effective products, bet9九州体育登录线路, and solutions to the aerospace industry.
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