Vector Aerospace has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for the development of a supplemental type certificate (STC) for an integrated cockpit display system (ICDS) for the Bell 407 helicopter.

The ICDS is a safer and cost effective alternative to traditional gauges and gyros.

This new system includes various Attitude and Heading Reference Systems options, regular-size or extended instrument panels, 8in or 10in Sagem ICDS displays, Garmin global navigation system 430 or 530 interfaces, integrated caution advisory system and engine display.

To develop the STC, Vector partnered with Sagem Avionics, a manufacturer of glass cockpit systems.

Vector is currently manufacturing 407 glass cockpit installation kits that will be available soon pending Transport Canada and European Aviation Safety Agency approval.