Sunday, April 1, 2012
Boeing, U.S. Army Test AVMS
Boeing and the U.S. Army have wrapped up a series of tests on the company’s Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS), a rotorcraft flight control system. AVMS, which has been in development for two years, delivers enhanced maneuverability and safety while reducing aircrew workload and overall operating costs, according to Boeing. A Boeing H-6 helicopter equipped with the integrated AVMS conducted seven separate test flights in Arizona during December 2011. The tests demonstrated how AVMS adapts the flight controls to the aircraft’s flight condition, environment and pilot intent.