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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.



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