Cobham, Carson Helicopter partner to help Sikorsky
November 4, 2011 By aerospace-technology.com
Nov. 4, 2011, Perkasie, Pa. - Cobham and Carson Helicopters have signed a partnership to provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and UH-60 derivative helicopters.
Under the partnership, Cobham Commercial Systems' unit will supply an integrated flight deck that features large-format synthetic vision flight displays, advanced flight management, hazard alert including terrain, traffic, weather and dual audio / radio control units.
It also features dual VHF navigation and communication radios, dual automatic direction finding systems, a distance measuring system, an integrated audio / radio management unit, an aft-cabin audio control system and an optional mission computer and display system.
Other features in the integrated flight deck include a geo-referenced hover vector display and a digital engine monitoring and crew alerting system with automatic, context-sensitive checklists for abnormal procedures.
Carson's new avionics suite, along with other performance modifications, will initially be certified on the Sikorsky S-61, followed by the S-76 and UH-60.