North Texas aviation support provider AeroBrigham has announced the acquisition of the advanced display systems division SKYDISPLAY of MYGOFLIGHT based in Denver, Colorado. The new company will be known as AeroDisplay and will feature advanced heads-up display (HUD) configurations for both airplanes and helicopters. Manufacturing as well as developmental efforts and support will remain in the Denver area. The company plans to offer helicopter supplemental type certificates (STCs) under 14 CFR 27 along with the existing approvals of 14 CFR 23 AML (Approved Model List) fixed-wing STCs. Engine, external load values, and other critical information will also be presented on the AeroDisplay HUD system for helicopter utility or firefighting mission profiles.
By displaying critical flight information from primary flight instruments on the HUD, AeroDisplay technology can reduce pilot workload and improve safety and mission efficiencies while allowing the pilot to focus outside the aircraft. In addition to aircraft systems information, the enhanced vision system capability will also integrate the Astronics Max-Vis Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) thermal imaging into the HUD, allowing for safer day and night operations and allowing the pilot to see through smoke, light rain, and fog. The AeroDisplay system can be integrated with any thermal-imaging system, making it ideal for firefighting, law enforcement, and search-and-rescue applications.
Using new technology and a smaller overall display, AeroDisplay can now provide HUD capability in aircraft that previously would not accept this technology because of cockpit configuration or size restrictions between the windshield structure and the instrument panel. The overall system weight for most applications is only four pounds. “Our goal is to continue the development of this game-changing safety enhancement and continue the legacy of our friend Charlie Schneider,” said David Brigham, co-owner with his brother, Danny Brigham, of AeroBrigham and AeroDisplay .
AeroBrigham is a comprehensive fixed- and rotary-wing maintenance, overhaul, completion, and support provider based at the Decatur Municipal Airport (KLUD), just northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW). Learn more about AeroBrigham or AeroDisplay at www.aerobrigham.com