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FIA18: Esterline’s New Look

Interactive Displays and Controllers for Manned/Unmanned Applications Feature

Esterline Corporation will feature several innovative and freshly-developed products at Farnborough this week:

  • On show for the first time is the Helicopter Demonstrator, featuring an extensive range of the company’s core avionics capabilities as well as the TREALITY TD-522 Helicopter Simulator Transportable Dome.  Integrated with this display are Esterline’s connectivity solutions, including the PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and Aircraft Information Server (AIS);
  • A Cockpit Demonstrator showcasing advanced displays, with the latest technology in use on the Comac C919, smart displays, with an open system for the most demanding applications, and a helicopter mission display with optional touchscreen; an innovative overhead touchscreen panel for the Gulfstream G500/G600 SYMMETRY flight deck, the only one of its kind flying today; and primary and secondary flight controls, found on leading military and civil aircraft worldwide;
  • Also making their debut at Farnborough are Esterline’s next generation Harm’s Way Controllers (HaWC), innovatively engineered for evolving manned and unmanned ground, airborne and maritime applications.

Our Integrated Helicopter Solutions (IHS) are highly flexible, allowing for multiple levels of modernisation, from a minor upgrade to a full avionics suite.  Our goal is to optimise situational awareness for our commercial and military customers to help ensure mission success,” commented President of Esterline Avionics Systems, Michel Potvin.   

The InSight HaWC, for line of sight use, and Mighty HaWC, with visual display, are offered in three standard configurations, facilitating broad functionality in a variety of manned and unmanned ground, airborne and maritime scenarios, from military, fire, police, and surveillance applications to  land, resource and environmental management, utilities and even recreational use; HaWCs can control device arms, cranes, weapons, pipeline crawlers and more. Both the InSight HaWC and Mighty HaWC allow the operator to stand at a determined safe distance while maintaining maximum situational awareness, full autonomy and control, ensuring survivability and mission effectiveness. All HaWC models include patented human machine interface (HMI) technology, are configured with joysticks, stylized buttons, and guarded enable switches that prevent inadvertent activation. Each HaWC supports multiple interfaces which include Ethernet, USB, CAN and RS422, simultaneously.

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