PHI, Inc. selects Sagem Avionics Analysis Ground Station (AGS)

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, October 11, 2011

Sagem Avionics (Safran group) today announced that PHI, Inc. has selected it's AGS for their fleet of helicopters. The AGS is a comprehensive flight operations monitoring system for Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) applications, processing and analyzing all available data from aircraft recorders and producing user-configurable, customized reports.

The Sagem Avionics AGS will replace the existing PHI system and offers the fastest data processing time, integrated recording across multiple recorder types, integrated reporting in multiple template formats, the most information by origin and destination, higher replay ability and is backed by Sagem Avionics AGS Global Support 24/7. The Sagem AGS also provides extensive engineering features to help reduce operating costs through more efficient and preventative maintenance actions.

"The Sagem AGS enhances the PHI mission of unsurpassed safety, customer satisfaction, and our dedication to continuous improvement," said Jared Simon, LAMP manager. "Aside from providing PHI with more capable tools, resources, analytics and 24/7 support, the AGS will streamline our FDM program and greatly increase our efficiency. This, in turn, will allow us to provide more safety benefit and increase added-value to our crews and customers. We are very excited to be working with the AGS and the team at Sagem."

Thierry Derrien, chairman & CEO of Sagem Avionics, stated, "Both PHI and Sagem Avionics are synonymous with safety and reliability. The longevity of the existing PHI fleet is a testament to their commitment to both. We are pleased to partner with PHI and reinforce both our commitments to many more years of combined, continuous safe and reliable service."

Neither terms nor length of the AGS service agreement are disclosed.

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Sagem Avionics, Inc. a company incorporated in the US with headquarters in Dallas, Texas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sagem, a Safran group company. Sagem Avionics, Inc. provides high quality avionics products and services to Part 23, 25, 27, and 29 aircraft and helicopters. These include technical support, MRO services, and marketing and sales of Sfim, Arnav, Aviac and Sagem commercial aerospace products including integrated cockpit display systems, helicopter autopilot systems, flight control components, aircraft condition and monitoring systems, and flight operations quality assurance software.

PHI, Inc., headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, is one of the world's leading helicopter services companies. Known industry wide for the relentless pursuit of safe, reliable helicopter transportation, PHI offers services to major producers and independents in the offshore oil and gas industry, air medical services to the nation's leading health care organizations, and is recognized by operators and manufacturers as the industry leader in helicopter flight operations, maintenance support and technical services. The company's core business consists of offshore operations in energy basins around the world.

Sagem Avionics, Inc (Safran group)
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