March 4, 2015

DARPA and Sikorsky Team Up to Improve Aircraft Autonomy

Juliet Van Wagenen

A Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopter will be infused with more autonomous technology. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 03-04-2015] The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Sikorsky an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. ALIAS aims to develop and insert new...

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  • Bristow Helicopters Upgrades Cockpit for UK SAR Operations

    March 4, 2015 | Sikorsky S-29 in the UK coastguard fleet. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 03-04-2015] Beginning in April, Bristow Helicopters will be beefing up Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in the United Kingdom alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency with...

  • Fusion Avionics Introduced to Rotorcraft

    March 3, 2015 | [Avionics Today 03-03-2015] The Pro Line Fusion is one of the most popular integrated avionics platforms in fixed wing airframes. Now, Rockwell Collins is bringing the system to the commercial helicopter market, displaying a flyable mock version with...

  • Sikorsky Expands iPad App to Include S-76D

    March 3, 2015 | Sikorsky has extended its iFly Sikorsky iPad application to include support for S-76D helicopters. The app replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. Photo: PRNewswire [Avionics Today 03-03-2015] Sikorsky...

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