Safran – star of the flat screen
Sagem Défense Sécurité (Safran Group) and its US subsidiary Sagem Avionics are demonstrating their complete product line of flat screens for helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft cockpits. The integrated cockpit display system (ICDS) on display is fitted to a private Cessna 182 and a Mil Mi-17 helicopter. The entire ICDS range is also displayed on the stand, with 6in, 8in and 10in flat screen options.
Sagem offers two integrated 8in ICDS screens for light helicopters for Eurocopter, Bell, Robinson, MiL, and HAL. The company can also install two ICDS screens on the Cessna 182. The ICDS screens provide a multi-function display and are covered by STC, EASA, DOT (Canada) and FAA certifications.

Sitting pretty with lightweight seats
Composite structure specialist TODS Aerospace of the UK (Hall 2B, J12d) has won a multi-million order from B/E Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of passenger seats. The company is making 3,000 carbon-fibre-reinforced skins for incorporation into composite sandwich flooring plinths supporting premium-class seating on Airbus A330s and Boeing 747s, 767s and 777s operated by two international airlines. The skins add strength and stiffness to the plinths, as required for FAA certification. “Our new carbon-fibre skins make the components both extremely strong and ergonomically elegant,” says TODS business director Tom Hitchings.

Rolls-Royce sticks with MB
MB Aerospace (Hall 2B, J13A) has been awarded two contract extensions from Rolls-Royce worth up to $78.8m. The first contract covers a three-year extension to supply Rolls-Royce with machined ring components for use in a range of its aero engines. Meanwhile, MB’s Burnley site has been awarded a five-year extension to the contract it secured in 2005, to manage the supply chain for aftermarket engine ring components for gas turbine engines on mature platforms. “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Rolls-Royce and I’m delighted to have secured these contract extensions which are a great addition to our future order book,” says MB Aerospace chief executive Craig Gallagher.

Source: Flight Daily News