AVMS successfully tested
Boeing has announced that it, along with the US Army, has successfully completed a series of tests on the company’s Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS), an advanced rotorcraft flight control system. AVMS, which has been in development for two years, delivers enhanced manoeuvrability and safety while reducing aircrew workload and overall operating costs.
According to a 12 March 2012 company statement, a Boeing H-6 helicopter equipped with the integrated AVMS conducted seven separate test flights in Arizona. The tests demonstrated how AVMS adapts the flight controls to the aircraft’s flight condition, environment and even pilot intent. This improves the aircraft’s ability to operate in reduced-visibility situations with greater stability and improved safety.
AVMS is a joint development project between the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) and Boeing. The company is competing for the second developmental phase of the project, which is scheduled to be awarded later this year.
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