Rescue demonstration highlights Eurocopter EC145 avionics thrust

Eurocopter has successfully demonstrated a host of advanced navigation and surveillance technologies as part of Europe’s mature applications of Galileo for emergency services (MAGES) programme.

The work is part of a broader technology push by the airframer to develop workload reducing, safety-boosting cockpit aids for single-pilot operations in fixed- and rotary wing aircraft.

The MAGES test involved an EC145 equipped to receive simulated Galileo satellite constellation navigation signals from six transmission antennas located on mountaintops in Berchtesgaden in southern Germany. Europe expects to make Galileo operational in 2014. Continue reading…

EC145.jpg(Photo: Eurocopter)

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