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Sikorsky Expands iPad App to Include S-76D

By Juliet Van Wagenen | March 3, 2015
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Sikorsky S-76D
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 is expanding its iFly Sikorsky  iPad application to include support for S-76D  helicopters. The app is a flight calculator application that replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. This is the first version of the application that includes the S-76D helicopter model.

The app looks to enhance safety and efficiency by helping to eliminate potential errors that can result from performing tedious calculations, which include such factors as Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS), engine anti-ice, and wind conditions, according to Simon Gharibian, senior program manager for Sikorsky's Intelligence Technologies. Sikorsky is looking to continue upping the app’s smart capabilities to increase situational awareness.

"Future versions will incorporate safety enhancements, such as the full flight manual, plus a customer configurable checklist which includes normal and emergency procedures," added Vice President of Sikorsky Innovations Chris Van Buiten.

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