Cobham has achieved a major milestone with the delivery of the 2,000th Digital Audio Control System (DACS) shipset last month.
To add to the significance of this event, the recipient of the
latest system - Airbus Helicopters Deutschland - also took delivery
of the first DACS shipset in 2009.
DACS has been the choice of Aviators around the world for nearly
seven years, delivering superior communication, enabling safer
flight, and improving public safety with industry-leading
technology and performance.
DACS provides audio distribution, control, and warnings
necessary for a wide range of mid- to large-sized helicopters and
fixed wing aircraft engaged in tactical missions. The system is
software-configurable and features removable legends for easy
adaptability over an aircraft's lifetime.
Forward fit on more production helicopters than any other
digital audio system, DACS consists of an ACP53 Flight Crew Panel,
an ACP51 Cabin Crew/Mission Specialist Panel, an AMU50 Audio
Management Unit, and an RM01 Remote Memory Unit. Together, they
deliver digital audio clarity, reduced crosstalk, and the
industry's highest noise immunity level.
Said Cobham Aerospace Communications's General Manager John
Payne: "We are very proud to have manufactured and delivered DACS
for 2,000 aircraft, and we will continue to listen to operators and
improve the technology for years to come."
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