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Rotorcraft Environmental Testing for
Universal Avionics AHS-525 AHRS Nears Completion

TSO Approval Expected Soon for Low-Cost AHRS for Helicopter Market

Universal Avionics AHS-525

Tucson, AZ – March 2, 2015 – Universal Avionics is nearing successful helicopter vibration testing and approval for its AHS-525 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). The AHS-525 adds to Universal Avionics' expanding line of products designed for the unique requirements of the helicopter market.

A single AHS-525 replaces multiple Line Replaceable Units (LRU) found in a typical aircraft installation that would be performing the same functions. Therefore, there is a reduction in the LRU footprint, weight, wiring and power requirements. A high value solution, the AHS-525 provides increased reliability over analog directional and vertical gyros. The AHS-525 features digital, analog, discrete and synchro inputs and outputs (I/O) to support a wide variety of interfaces on Part 27 and Part 29 Rotorcraft.

"Universal Avionics has recognized the growing need for a highly reliable replacement solution for the older technology gyros still prevalent in many rotorcraft today," said Dan Reida, Universal Avionics Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "With the completion of this robustness testing, we can offer such a solution by the middle of this year," he added.

Simplifying retrofit installations, equating to significant installation and operating cost savings, the AHS-525 is a clear choice for operators seeking a cost-effective and reliable AHRS solution.

To learn more about the AHS-525, stop by Universal Avionics Booth 4655 during the 2015 HAI HELI-EXPO while exhibit halls are open March 3-5. More information can also be found at:

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Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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