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N506JA: Upgrade of New “Green” AS350B3e on EU “G” register to US “N” Register

As promised, here are the latest project details of our Garmin approved cockpit modernisation program. As before, the standard instrument panel was removed from the factory green AS350B3e and a new ADF designed instrument panel and centre console was fitted. The Garmin GTN 650 & GTN750 navigation and GPS displays are coupled to the autopilot, whilst the addition of the iPad and Mini iPad with custom designed mounts, enables the pilot and co-pilot to access a wealth of navigation enhancements. Both iPad and Mini iPad have audio integration. Our custom made centre console also features the Garmin G500H.


Additional avionic modifications include:

GTX33HES Transponder – features include remote indent, auto standby, TIS interface and altitude monitor with voice alerts.

GMA35 Audio – remote audio processor for use with GTN750, offers 2 entertainment audio outputs while passenger headsets are still tuned in to radio communications.

GSR56H Satcom – providing global weather information and text/voice/data communication system.

GDL88H UAT ADS-B data link – advanced traffic display amongst a wealth of other benefits.

GTS800 TAS Traffic Advisory System – active and passive traffic surveillance.

Flight Stream 210 – provides a wireless link to the iPad’s and enables traffic and weather to be viewed on the portable devices.

FreeFlight RA4500 RadAlt – delivering precise AGL information.

Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module – displaying attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend and heading information.

GENESYS Aerosystems Helisas 2 Axis Autopilot – improving stability and supplying automatic recovery to near-level flight.


Additional customisation features include:

ADF custom designed rear seat folding armrests for 3 & 4 seat configuration.

VIP aircraft interior supplied and fitted by our colleagues at Farnborough Aircraft Interiors.

Tinted cabin windows.

Customised aircraft paint scheme.

Whelan Belly Strobe Light

Dart Aft Baggage Bay door

Dart Carbide Skid shoes

Dart Bearpaws

RGS Air-conditioning system

Aerazur Emergency Floatation system

Auxiliary Fuel Tank


But not only did we custom design and install the features listed above, we also managed the UK C of A Export & FAA C of A process. For more details on how we can assist you, just get in touch  




Our hangar is hotting up in the sunshine. Not only are we pleased to announce that our hangarage service is now fully operational, but that we have recently taken on full design and installation works on yet another AS350B 'factory green'. More images and project details will be shared soon.

In the meantime, if you need to have a responsive, reactive organisation looking after your aircraft, please just get in touch for a quote!
















As promised, here is the Helitech TV interview with our Principle Design Engineer Dave Evans. We were excited to share the success of this design and installation project with the best of the industry at Helitech International 2015.












After a fantastic week at Helitech, we are now back at base! The exhibition was a great success for us. Our latest modification project, N506JA, drew an amazing amount of interest in our static display area, and our Principle Design Engineer, Dave Evans, was also asked to do a live TV broadcast to talk about the project itself, We'll be sharing this video very soon - so please keep an eye out for it. Our team were also kept busy on our newly designed exhibition stand and worked extremely hard. Well done to all that attended. 

Our next event will be published on our website as soon as it's confirmed. 



AS Aerospace & Aerospace Design Facilities Limited are proud to announce our attendance at Helitech International 2015. The year's expo and conference takes place at ExCel London from Tuesday, 6th October to Thursday, 8th October. Our focus at the event will be to showcase the recent ground-breaking work that we've completed along with the aircraft on display to bring our full capabilities to life. Visit us on stand A88 to find out more about our unique organisation and the benefits we can offer you.



GARMIN GTN 650 & GTN 750 Project Completion:

We are pleased to share our ground-breaking project, which has received the first approval of it's kind in Europe. We have created a new, streamlined, touchscreen cockpit display with the addition of iPad technology. The Garmin GTN 650 & GTN750 displays is coupled to the autopilot, whilst the addition of the iPad enables the pilot to access a wealth of navigation enhancements. This project started life from as a new "factory green" AS350B3e aircraft, G-NIPL. The standard cockpit was removed, and updated equipment was designed and installed to simplify the area and improve usability. These works also included an overall completion of VIP interior and aircraft exterior repaint. Making the finished article completely bespoke and one of a kind.

Once complete, G-NIPL was placed on static display at Helitech 2013 next to our stand. News spread quickly throughout the show, and we were approached to develop this design further for another AS350B3, G-OOIO. This new project needed some further evolution from the previous installation and so we began work on the design, integration, installation and STC approval of the Garmin GTN650 & GTN750 touch screen display.

Further improvements included a custom-designed and made swivel iPad mount and additional USB charging points. We were the first organisation in Europe to complete the along with the certification of HTAWS. And it doesn't stop there... Due to the success of the previous two projects, we were then asked to complete a further AS350B3e, G-OGLE. This project has included a Garmin GTN650 & GTN750 displays, iPad installation on swivel plates for ease of use and an additional iPad Mini for pilot view only. The centre console was replaced with newly designed equipment which extends the height of the console. This was the latest works in our Garmin approved cockpit modernisation program, which has now been recognised with full appreciation not only from our client, but also from the industry - but our continuing drive for bigger and better has shown through. We are currently working on two new and major projects that we're looking forward to sharing with you very soon!


















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