Dealers for the company’s new line of flight control systems appointed in the US, Canada, Denmark, Germany and Guatemala

MINERAL WELLS, TX  (October 18, 2012) – Cool City Electronics, Inc., dba Cool City Avionics, a manufacturer of low cost, professional-grade automatic flight guidance control systems and helicopter stability augmentation systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed thirteen new authorized dealers in the United States, three in Canada and one each in Denmark, Germany and Guatemala. Additional dealers will be appointed in the coming months.

The new dealers in the U. S. include Merrill Field Instruments in Anchorage, AK, Vista Aviation in Pacoima, CA, Rotorcraft Support in Van Nuys, CA, Palm Beach Avionics in West Palm Beach, FL, The Flightstar Corporation in Savoy, IL, Bevan-Rabell in Wichita, KS, Avionics Solutions inAbbeville, LA, JPS Aviation in Monroe, LA, Contact Aviation Services in Waterford, MI, Spirit Avionics in Columbus, OH, Hillsboro Aviation in Hillsboro, OR, Wysong Enterprises in Blountville, TN, and Uniflight, LLC, in Grand Prairie, TX.

In Canada, the new dealers include ASAP Avionics Services in Cambell River, BC, Vector Aerospace in Langley, BC, and Kitchener Aero Avionics in Breslau, ON. In Europe, the new dealers are Scandinavian Avionics in Billund, Denmark, and Avionik Straubing in Atting, Germany.  In Guatemala, the new dealer is Electroniks in Guatemala City.

The new dealers will be authorized to offer their customers the full line of Cool City Avionics flight controls, including the SAS-100 Stability Augmentation System, recently FAA-approved for installation in the Robinson R-44, the FT-100 Force Trim System and the SFT-100 SASPlus, a combination of the SAS-100 and FT-100. In the first quarter of 2013, they will also be able to offer the company’s new family of autopilots for helicopters and airplanes.

“Each of the dealers in this initial group were carefully selected for their excellent reputations for quality, reliability and customer service, in addition to being well respected by their peers and customers,” said Jim Irwin, President/CEO.

Information about the full line of flight control systems is now available on the company website at: www.CoolCityAvionics.com/products/.

Cool City Avionics has been developing and flight testing its new family of light weight, full function, professional-grade stability augmentation systems and autopilots for helicopters since 2004. The company is in the final stages of FAA certification of four Automatic Flight Guidance Control Systems for helicopters. EASA approval will be initiated immediately following the FAA approval. The company’s digital flight guidance control systems for airplanes are in development with planned availability in 2013.

About Cool City Avionics

Cool City Avionics develops and manufactures modern, innovative automatic flight guidance control systems for General Aviation helicopters and airplanes. The management team and support staff have more than 400 years of combined experience in the design, development and manufacture of a variety of flight control products, many of which still retain a majority market share after more than 25 years. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.CoolCityAvionics.com or contact Wayne Sanderson, Executive Vice President, at 940-327-8400 or email to: wsanderson@coolcityavionics.com.

New Stability Augmentation System approved for Robinson R-44

MINERAL WELLS, TX  (September 7, 2012) – Cool City Electronics, Inc., dba Cool City Avionics, a manufacturer of low cost, professional-grade automatic flight control systems and stability augmentation systems for helicopters, is pleased to announce that it has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate SR09624RC for its SAS-100 Stability Augmentation System, allowing its installation in Robinson R-44 helicopters.

The new Stability Augmentation System (SAS) improves aircraft dynamic stability in response to turbulence upsets while hovering and in flight. A SAS will typically remove upsets requiring less than 10% cyclic motion and will reduce the amplitude of larger upsets, thus requiring smaller pilot cyclic corrective inputs. The results are easier, and more accurate, hovering in turbulence and a more comfortable ride in cruise with fewer control inputs required  by the pilot. The SAS uses roll and pitch actuators in series with the pilot and is transparent in operation. The SAS uses integral solid state gyros for high reliability and typically weighs less that 10 lbs. installed.

The low introductory price of the SAS, at $17,995, plus installation kit and installation, makes it affordable for many small helicopters. As a result of the “building block” system design, when the aircraft is later upgraded to a full SCAS/Autopilot system, the majority of the SAS purchase price is deducted from the SCAS/Autopilot system price, so very little of the SAS investment is lost in the upgrade conversion.

Complete information about the SAS-100 is now available on the company website at: www.CoolCityAvionics.com/products/SAS-100/

Cool City Avionics has been developing and flight testing its new family of light weight, full function, professional-grade stability augmentation systems and autopilots for helicopters since late 2004. Cool City is now in the final stages of FAA certification of its Automatic Flight Guidance Control System for helicopters. Cool City digital flight control systems for airplanes are now in development with planned availability in 2013.

About Cool City Avionics

Cool City Avionics develops and manufactures modern, innovative automatic flight guidance control systems for General Aviation helicopters. The management team has more than 400 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of AFGCS products, many of which still retain a majority market share after more than 25 years. For more information about the company and its products, please visit: www.CoolCityAvionics.com.

MINERAL WELLS, TX  (September 23, 2011) – Cool City Electronics, Inc., dba Cool City Avionics, the leading manufacturer of low cost automatic flight control systems and stability augmentation systems for helicopters, is pleased to announce that it has completed its move to larger quarters at 6300 Columbia Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067.

Located on the  Mineral Wells Municipal Airport, the 61,000 sq. ft. facility houses the company headquarters and the engineering, manufacturing, quality control, certification and flight engineering departments.  It includes 24,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and 15,000 sq. ft. of covered ramp, as well as seven acres of fenced ramp.

“This move was necessary to accommodate the company’s expanding engineering and manufacturing operations and provide hangar space to work simultaneously on several aircraft of varying sizes, including the largest helicopters in the industry,” stated Jim Irwin, President and CEO.

Cool City Avionics has been developing and flight testing its new line of light weight, full function, professional-grade stability augmentation systems and autopilots for helicopters since 2003, and is in the final stages of FAA certification.


Mineral Wells, Texas – May 21, 2010 – Cool City Electronics, Inc. (CCE) announces that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has informed the company of the issuance of the FAA Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for the CCE Stability Augmentation System (SAS), which consists of the SAS Computer with solid state gyros, as well as a Series Linear Actuator and a Series Rotary Actuator, both mounted in the flight control system in series with the pilot.

Cool City Avionics will be marketing this new system to the rotorcraft market, initially for the Robinson model R-44II helicopter. The SAS-100 is a stability augmentation system that improves the helicopter’s basic rate damping in turbulence by reducing the affect of high-rate upsets.

This approval by the FAA authorizes CCE to manufacture the SAS systems, however they cannot be installed in an aircraft until CCE receives further FAA approval in the form of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). CCE is currently in the process of securing the SAS STC for the Robinson R-44II helicopter, which is expected in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The SAS-100 system is the first CCE product to receive FAA certification. It offers roll and pitch stabilization that improves the handling qualities of a helicopter, while being transparent to the pilot.

“The receipt of the FAA TSOA for the SAS is a significant milestone in our product development program, said Jim Irwin, president and CEO. The SAS-100 is a relatively low cost way to make a small helicopter handle like a larger helicopter with more precision. We look forward to receiving the STC and beginning production of the SAS-100 systems late this year.”

Mineral Wells, Texas – May 17, 2010 – Cool City Electronics, Inc. (CCE) announces that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has informed the company of the approval of their Quality Control Manual and inspection system. This approval by the FAA paves the way for issuance of the Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) by the FAA for the Stability Augmentation System (SAS) components designed and built by CCE for marketing by Cool City Avionics. CCE expects FAA issuance of the TSOA within a few days.

The SAS-100 system will be the first CCE product to receive FAA certification. It offers roll and pitch stabilization that improves the handling qualities of a helicopter, while being transparent to the pilot.

The SAS-100 consists of a flight control computer with solid state gyros and roll and pitch actuators installed in the flight control system in series with the pilot.

“The FAA approval of our Quality Control Manual and inspection system is good news for Cool City, said Jim Irwin, president and CEO. We look forward to receiving the TSOA for the SAS shortly.”