Cockpit

FAA approves MD500E Slimline Glass Cockpit

FAA approves MD500E Slimline Glass Cockpit

14-Jul-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that the company has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification to install a new “slimline” advanced glass cockpit that modernizes the MD500E platform for increased visibility and field of view. The slimline cockpit is now standard in all new MD500E aircraft and includes four inches of additional visibility on... Read more

Astronautics offers retrofit glass cockpit upgrade for Bell Huey II

Astronautics offers retrofit glass cockpit upgrade for Bell Huey II

16-Feb-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s Badger Pro+ Integrated Flight Display System is providing a forward-fit and retrofit glass cockpit upgrade solution for the Bell Huey II modernization program. Astronautics is providing each Huey II with three 6×8-inch high-resolution displays, a control panel, and an engine data acquisition unit.  Astronautics equipment, along with additional upgraded avionics, transforms... Read more

Russian Helicopters presents future cockpit concept at Army-2021 forum

Russian Helicopters presents future cockpit concept at Army-2021 forum

25-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation, within the framework of the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum, presented a layout of the cockpit of promising Russian helicopters, made taking into account modern requirements for ergonomics and functionality. This model will allow to work out several technologies at once, including the use of a sensor “glass... Read more

UK man jailed for shining torch into police helicopter cockpit

UK man jailed for shining torch into police helicopter cockpit

1-Mar-2021Source: The Northern Echo

A PILOT was forced to take evasive action when a high-powered torch was used to deliberately target his helicopter while flying at 1,300ft. The quick-thinking police helicopter pilot managed to move to safety while other crew used high-tech cameras to locate the suspect and direct police officers to where Tony Gaffney was hiding. See Full... Read more

US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

30-Sep-2019Source: US Army

Combat aviators here are conducting operational tests of Army modernization efforts using three UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters. The UH-60V Black Hawk will retrofit the Army’s remaining UH-60L helicopter fleet’s analog cockpits with a digital cockpit, similar to the UH-60M helicopter. Retrofitting aircraft that are already owned by the Army is a major cost saving measure... Read more

FlightSafety integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems

FlightSafety integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems

18-Apr-2019Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International has developed technology that integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems into Cockpit Procedures Trainers. FlightSafety is demonstrating this highly effective and cost efficient approach at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA) in Nashville, Tennessee. “Integrating FlightSafety’s immersive Mixed Reality capability and VITAL 1100 Visual System will significantly increase... Read more

US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

18-Sep-2018Source: US Army

Experimental test pilots from Redstone Test Center (RTC) here teamed with operational pilots, crewmembers and ground troops from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Fort Bragg, N.C. to put two prototype UH–60V Black Hawk helicopters through their paces during a recent limited user test (LUT). The UH–60V digital Black Hawk will refit the U.S. Army’s... Read more

Kaman Signs Multi-Year Contract with Sikorsky

Kaman Signs Multi-Year Contract with Sikorsky

20-Jul-2017Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its subsidiary Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) has entered into a new multi-year (MY) contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) company, which outlines the pricing and conditions for the manufacture of H-60 cockpits under the Department of Defense MY IX H-60 procurement authorization. The term of the MY agreement... Read more

Rogerson Kratos UH-60A Upgrades with Cockpit Modernization

Rogerson Kratos UH-60A Upgrades with Cockpit Modernization

22-May-2017Source: Rogerson Kratos

Most foreign operators want the utility of being able to use aircraft assets for more than one purpose. This allows investments and costs to be spread over a number of value uses. To be successful with this strategy, the special equipment required for each role needs to be installable quickly, the aircraft is capable of... Read more

Curtiss-Wright Selected By Bell Canada To Provide Cockpit Voice/Flight Data Recorder System

Curtiss-Wright Selected By Bell Canada To Provide Cockpit Voice/Flight Data Recorder System

9-May-2017Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was selected by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited to provide its cockpit voice and flight recorder technology to upgrade the cockpit electronics in the Canadian Armed Forces’ fleet of Bell CH-146 Griffon multi-role utility helicopters. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide Bell Helicopter Textron Canada with a... Read more

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