Eurocopter to showcase EC175 at Farnborough Airshow
FARNBOROUGH, England, 07 July 2012. Eurocopter will be highlighting its growing helicopter family with the new EC175 at the Farnborough Airshow. The EC175 is to be exhibited on the static display at Farnborough Airport starting on July 9, and will join daily flying presentations throughout the week.
For rescue missions, the EC175 has a dual high-speed hoist installation at the right-hand sliding door. The helicopter’s flat-floored cabin offers a space for equipment and personnel. Sized at more than 3.8 meters long and 2.1 meters wide, it is designed to accommodate a comprehensive medical installation, the operator console, crew and passenger seats – all while preserving room to maneuver stretchers from the hoist through the large sliding doors.
The EC175 also features a 4-axis, dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS), derived from the Eurocopter EC225. The DAFCS provides pilots with stabilization, precision, assistance and flight envelope protection in search and rescue situations. Fully integrated into the helicopter’s avionics systems, the DAFCS controls ground speed down to zero knots and offers SAR upper modes, including search patterns and hoistman hovering authority.
Eurocopter will offer on-board maintainability- and reliability-enhancing features as a monitoring system with an on-ground maintenance reporting capability to facilitate troubleshooting, health and usage monitoring systems, along with 3D technical publications, full-flight simulators, optimized scheduled maintenance through MSG-3, and a continuous maintenance review board process.
Eurocopter’s exhibit presence at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow will include a display of 1/5 scale models of the EC175 and X3 hybrid aircraft, the latter of which is currently undertaking a U.S. demonstration tour for military, parapublic and civilian operators.