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French CEV puts new rotary-wing technologies to the test

11th June 2009 - 16:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Cazaux AB, France


The French Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) is testing new systems to improve the safety of helicopter flight.

The CEV which has facilities at Cazaux near Bordeaux and Istres near Marseille has a fleet of helicopters used for research purposes and for the training of test pilots at EPNER (École du Personnel Navigant d’Essais et de Réception) the French Test Pilots school.

Among the current rotary-wing projects is Esthett which aims to improve flight safety by increasing the amount of information delivered to the pilot through a helmet-mounted system and improve the all-weather capability of the pilot and machine.


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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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