Eurocopter has developed new guidance for quieter landings
The company has demonstrated new landing procedures that rely on satellite guidance that can be tailored to comply with local environmental requirements.
These new landing procedures were validated with an Eurocopter EC155 during flight tests performed as part of the company’s participation in the Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator program – which is part of Europe’s Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative.
The tests demonstrated reductions in the helicopter noise footprint. They also confirmed that such automated low-noise approaches could be tailored to local environmental requirements.
“Improving the neighbour-friendly aspects of rotorcraft continues to be a priority for us, and these new tests underscore how advanced flight guidance systems can be brought together with the latest navigation technologies to reduce perceived sound,” said Yves Favennec, vice president of Research at Eurocopter.