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Canadian Maritime S-92 Fly-by-Wire Technology Passes First Ground Runs

By James T. McKenna | July 30, 2007

Sikorsky Aircraft reports that fly-by-wire technology for the H-92 version of the S-92 that it is building for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program has passed two days of initial ground tests. The fly-by-wire system, developed in association with BAE Systems, is intended to improve significantly the maneuverability, safety and effectiveness of the 28 H-92s that Canadian forces are to begin receiving in early 2009. Eliminating the traditional mechanical flight control linkages also saves weight and should reduce maintenance costs. For related news

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