Cobam, Carson Helicopters announce partnership
Cobham and Carson Helicopters have announced a partnership to provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and UH-60 derivative helicopter retrofits, according to a statement issued by Cobham on 1 November 2011.
According to the release, the Integrated Systems business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems will supply a highly integrated flight deck that features large-format synthetic vision flight displays, advanced flight management capability, integrated hazard alerting (terrain, traffic, and weather), dual audio/radio control units, dual VHF navigation and communication radios, dual automatic direction finding systems, a distance measuring system, an integrated audio/radio management unit, an aft-cabin audio control system, and an optional mission computer and display system.
Other features include geo-referenced hover vector display and a digital engine monitoring and crew alerting system with automatic, context-sensitive checklists for abnormal procedures.
According to the company, this new avionics suite, which Carson will offer along with other performance modifications, will initially be certified on the Sikorsky S-61, followed by the S-76 and UH-60.
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