Skip to main content

Airbus Defence and Space demonstrates “Sferion” helicopter pilot assistance system

By [email protected] - 25th September 2015 - 17:00

Sferion, the most advanced pilot assistance system from Airbus Defence and Space, has proven its capabilities to protect helicopters in restricted visibility conditions during a series of live flights during the German Army Aviationâs Helicopter Forum at its International Training Centre in Bückeburg. Thereby, the company demonstrated the systemsâ ability to prevent the most significant causes of non-hostile losses and mission failures, such as controlled flight into terrain, degraded visual environments (DVE), object and wire strike and lack of situational awareness. Furthermore, Sferion in combination with state-of-the-art flight control systems builds the fundamental baseline for further developments of semi-automatic flying in DVE. The flight demonstration was carried out on a Bell 206 platform in front of numerous representatives of NATO army aviation services. Among the manoeuvres shown were take-offs, enroute flights like low-level flights over hilly terrain and obstacles such as high-voltage pylons and power lines, and landings.