Northrop Grumman provides Inertial Navigation Products to TiltRotor

Northrop Grumman will provide inertial navigation products to AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor.

AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor.

AgustaWestland has chosen Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor helicopter undergoing FAA civil certification.

Northrop Grumman will provide through its German subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-110 Inertial Reference System and the LCR-300A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System.

“This suite of combined equipment provides critical flight control and navigation data to help the aircraft achieve required availability, precision and the highest levels of integrity,” said Eckehardt Keip, managing director of Northrop Grumman LITEF.

“Our products enhance precision navigation operations, improve safety margins, save weight and volume and provide attractive commercial advantages.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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