Safe Flight Instrument Corp., the longest privately-held avionics manufacturer under continuous management, will celebrate its 65th anniversary at next week’s National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) convention.
Established in October 1946 to develop the invention of Leonard Greene’s Stall Warning System, the company has gone on to pioneer some of aviation’s most important safety and performance products, including the Stall Warning System with Wind Shear Warning, AutoPower (automatic throttle system), SCAT, Angle-of-Attack Sensors and Systems and Helicopter Exceedance Warning and Powerline Detection. Today, Safe Flight provides equipment to all segments of the industry and has a product installed base on nearly two-thirds of the world’s aircraft.
Safe Flight has continued to prosper and grow under the leadership of Leonard’s son Randall Greene, who stated, “This year’s NBAA marks a significant milestone for Safe Flight and our entire staff. We have seen significant advances in aircraft avionics over the past 65 years and we have been on the leading edge of developing new technologies and enhancing our existing product base to meet and exceed our customers evolving requirements.”
This growth is marked by the recent announcement of several new programs, including the development of Safe Flight’s Speed Control System on the Cessna Corvallis and 208, the Lancair Evolution, Quest KODIAK and Viking Twin Otter. Additionally, Safe Flight is in the final stages of certifying AutoPower on the Gulfstream G150, the Hawker 800 Series and the Cessna Citation X – all of which are slated to be available to customers by the end of this year.
On the military side, Safe Flight has just completed evaluation flight tests for its Exceedance Warning System on the US Army Apache helicopter and advances on its long-term partnership of supplying equipment on the US Air Force RC-135, which is equipped with nearly every product Safe Flight manufactures.
As Randall reflects on the company’s achievements, he looks toward the future. “With our continued investments in R&D projects, infrastructure, new technologies and our commitment to providing value-added products to our customers, I look forward to the future of the aviation industry and the impact Safe Flight will have on it.”
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