Airbus Helicopter selects ACSS to Provide LYNX® Traffic Collision Avoidance System

by L3Harris on 11/18/2019


  • Lynx integrated TCAS & surveillance system will be installed on the Airbus NH90
  • Light-weight solution optimized for helicopters
  • Enhances pilot safety and situational awareness


DUBAI, UAE., Nov. 18, 2019 — Airbus Helicopters has selected the Lynx® Multilink Surveillance System from ACSS, an L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) and Thales Company, for the NH90 platforms.

ACSS will develop and supply a modified version of its Lynx NGT-9000+ with the TCAS I (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) optimized for helicopters, providing advanced safety and situational awareness for pilots. Airbus selected ACSS’ Lynx NGT-9000+ because of the lightweight, compact size and the company’s 20-year history of supplying TCAS solutions to aircraft operators around the world. The TSO certification is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020 and will enter into service in 2021.

“Adapting the LYNX product line for helicopters will provide best-in-class situational awareness for helicopter pilots,” said Terry Flaishans, President, ACSS. “Airbus is providing NH90 operators the ability to have the same safety equipment that has been flying on commercial airplanes, enabling safer skies.”

The NH90 was developed and designed by Europe’s NH Industries partnership (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters, and Fokker Aerostructures) to meet NATO’s requirements a medium-sized multi-role military helicopter for both land and maritime operations.


About ACSS
Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) is a joint venture, with 70 percent owned by L3Harris Technologies and 30 percent owned by Thales, and is part of L3Harris’ Aviation Systems segment. ACSS designs and manufactures products for all aircraft and helicopter segments, and supports products for air transport and regional airlines, business aviation, and helicopter, General Aviation (GA), manned and unmanned military aircraft operators. ACSS produces avionics systems that increase safety, situational awareness, and efficiency for commercial and military flight operators. More than 75,000 ACSS products are operating in commercial, corporate and military aircraft. For more information, visit:

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries.

 About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales reported sales of $22.4 billion in 2018. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Thales Avionics is the exclusive air transport sales and support agent of ACSS products. For information about Thales Avionics, visit