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CH-53K Begins Systems Checks

By Staff Writer | December 1, 2010

Aircraft systems testing on the CH-53K has started at Sikorsky’s new systems integration lab (SIL), a 10,000-square-foot facility at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Stratford, Conn. The heavy-lift aircraft is a replacement for the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E. The complex includes five labs dedicated to various systems—avionics, electrical power, engine control systems, electronic flight controls and hydraulic flight controls. (From December 2010 Rotorcraft Report)

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