Cobham, Carson Helicopter To Retrofit Sikorsky Aircraft With Avionics Upgrades | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.29.14 **
** Airborne 10.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.27.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 **

Sun, Nov 06, 2011

Cobham, Carson Helicopter To Retrofit Sikorsky Aircraft With Avionics Upgrades

Glass Panels For S-61, S-76, UH-60 Aircraft

Cobham and Carson Helicopters have announced a partnership to provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and UH-60 derivative helicopter retrofits.

Cobham Image

The Integrated Systems business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems will supply a highly integrated flight deck that features large-format synthetic vision flight displays, advanced flight management capability, integrated hazard alerting (terrain, traffic, and weather), dual audio/radio control units, 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 include geo-referenced hover vector display and a digital engine monitoring and crew alerting system with automatic, context-sensitive checklists for abnormal procedures.

Cobham was the first avionics company to certify synthetic vision and highway-in-the-sky navigation, and is already delivering area navigation and approach capabilities that comply with the FAA's NexGen 2020 airspace plan. Cobham's primary flight display is the only synthetic vision system in the world certified for IFR helicopter operations. Cobham is a trusted supplier of avionics and other subsystems for all major aircraft manufacturers as well as militaries around the world, and has built a reputation for innovation and safety-critical system performance in harsh conditions.
 
Carson Helicopters is a leading provider of performance modifications and modernization options for Sikorsky heavy-lift helicopters, including composite main and tail rotors, upgraded engine/transmission options, and fuselage stretching/shortening.

Sikorsky S-76 File Photo

"An S-61 with our performance modifications offers the best combination of payload, speed, range, and cost of any helicopter in the world," says Frank Carson, owner of Carson Helicopters. "Adding Cobham's advanced avionics dramatically reduces pilot workload, increases safety, and provides for future growth."

"Cobham is delighted to join Carson Helicopters in bringing this capability to the market," says Roger Smith, General Manager of Cobham's Mineral Wells facility. "Cobham's experience in ruggedized, flexible avionics is a perfect match for the wide variety of roles and operating environments of heavy-lift helicopters."

This new avionics suite, which Carson will offer along with other performance modifications, will initially be certified on the Sikorsky S-61, followed by the S-76 and UH-60.

FMI: www.cobham.com, www.sikorsky.com

 


Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]

Antares ISS Resupply Mission Suffers Launch Failure

Vehicle Suffers Failure Just Seconds Into Launch Sequence Analysis By ANN Space Correspondent, Wes Oleszewski At approximately 18:22:38.651 Eastern time, the two AJ-26 first stage >[...]

Airborne 10.27.14: New Freefall Altitude Record, NBAA14 Wrap-Up, Falcon AOG

Also: New ALPA Officers, Hurricane Hunters, Aventura AVW, New Runway at Copiah County, LTC Tom Dougherty Flies West Only 2 years ago, Felix Baumgartner set a record for the highest>[...]

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]

U.K. Ministry Of Defense Makes $2.42 Billion Air Traffic Management Deal

Contract Awarded To Joint Venture Between Thales And NATS AQUILA, a joint venture between Thales and NATS, has been awarded the £1.5 billion (approx. $2.42 billion) contract,>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC