AFCS - Automatic Flight Control Systems for helicopters
From autopilot to electromechanical actuators and inertial sensors, Safran Electronics & Defense's Automatic Flight Control Systems (AFCS) improve the performance and maneuverability of your helicopters.
Pilot’s workload reduction
Flight safety improvement
Tailored for any type of helicopters, civil or military
Improve the performance of your helicopters
Autopilot, multifunction avionics platform, electromechanical actuation systems and inertial navigation, Safran Electronics & Defense enhance your helicopters.
From autopilot to ultra-compact multifunction avionics platform
Capitalizing on its expertise in APM autopilots and fly-by-wire flight control computers, Safran has designed an innovative multifunction avionics computer. Scalable and modular, UCAP concentrates many avionics functions in an ultra compact package: autopilot, Vehicle Management System (VMS), AHRS, advanced maintenance functions (health monitoring, usage & maintenance monitoring), sense & avoid...
Proven electromechanical actuation systems
Trim actuators, or parallel actuators, artificially reproduce the piloting forces for helicopters. They provide load compensation functions, offer precise force feedback and can be controlled in autopilot mode.
Compact and lightweight, SEMA series linear actuators allow very fast movements of low amplitude of the flight controls, thus improving helicopter stability.
Safran Electronics & Defense integrates inertial sensors, APIRS heading and attitude unit or SkyNaute GNSS hybrid navigation unit to guarantee a high level of precision and reliability for optimal flight control in complete safety.
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