The FAA’s recently announced goal to upgrade the avionics, along with pilot training, for helicopters used in FAR Part 135 operations — with a particular focus on the emergency medical service (EMS) community — has avionics makers hastening to meet the need, and they are doing so with some remarkable new products. Meanwhile, OEMs are wasting no time augmenting products to meet the FAA’s 2020 deadline for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) ...


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