Westwind’s New Addition for the ADS-B Solution
Westwind has Bell transport helicopters that operate on and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico to support oil operations. In March, the organization announced that is has made a selection for additions to achieve compliance with the ADS-B. It has opted to select the NGT-9000 by L3 Aviation. The installation of these new products has been initiated and is underway. The NGT-9000 will be joining the Westwind Fleet, which already includes Bell 206, Sikorsky 76 and MD 500.
The NGT-9000 was selected by Westwind mainly because of the innovative touchscreen interface. It is user-friendly and includes all the latest software. It is a very promising decision for Westwind, as this will not only ensure that they are on target with 2020 ADS-B mandate requirements, but also makes pilot safety stronger. It gives the crew greater situational awareness. Sometimes conditions can be harsh in the Gulf of Mexico. This is another reason why the newest software is such a huge benefit, as it comes with state-of-the art weather information, temporary flight restrictions, and highly accurate winds and temperature information.
The NGT-9000 is an excellent choice for any rotorcraft operators who are looking to make some technological and safety upgrades while still meeting and maintaining compliance with ADS-B. ASAP Distribution is a world leader when it comes to supplying aviation and rotorcraft parts. We are the best choice for a simplified sourcing solution and all aviation component needs.