FREMONT, CA: UTC Aerospace Systems, the co supplier on the historic Sikorsky Aircraft S-97 RAIDER, successfully completes its first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida. The helicopter currently built on the X2 technology with coaxial rotor design can be further developed into a unique multi-mission configuration that is capable of carrying six troops and external weapons at a time.
UTC Aerospace Systems has equipped the S-97 Raider with its supplied engine systems aboard including flight control computer, cockpit interface unit, cockpit remote processing unit, active vibration control unit, propeller gearbox, propeller drive shaft, propeller drive coupling, damper assembly and engine input coupling, environmental control systems, actuation and propeller systems, red and green navigation lights, tail navigation light and anti-collision beacon. In addition to these UTC Aerospace Systems also provided the aircraft with SmartProbe air data sensor, integrated static port sensors and outside air temperature sensors.
Speaking on the occasion, Dave Gitlin, President of UTC Aerospace Systems says, "The S-97 Raider's speed, maneuverability, range and endurance are helping Sikorsky revolutionize the market."