CFIT remains the leading cause of aviation accidents worldwide...
Excerpt from: Enhancing Pilot Situation Awareness for Increased Safety
Avionics Intelligence Executive Briefing, Courtney E. Howard.
CFIT remains the leading cause of aviation accidents worldwide, according to a representative at FlightSafety International in Flushing, N.Y. Yet, new developments in aircraft technology can increase a pilot’s awareness of terrain.
Sandel Avionics officials agree, noting: “CFIT is a real and growing threat to helicopters. As the accident rate rises, private and public entities must find a solution to address the issue in an efficient and cost-effective way.”
Avionics technologies play a key role in reducing CFIT and inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). Technology firms are increasingly providing affordable, flexible, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology that designed to deliver enhanced situational awareness in a number of ways, such as:
streamlining cockpit avionics interfaces, reducing pilot workload, providing 3D synthetic views of obstacles, and helping flight crews recognize and avoid hazards to prevent accidents.
Learn more and download this free, informative guide to learn how helicopter operators, airframe manufacturers (such as AgustaWestland, Korea Aerospace, and Sikorsky), professional helicopter organizations (such as IHST), and technology innovators (including Sandel Avionics, Garmin, Honeywell, and Rockwell Collins) are working together and putting modern avionics into action to reduce helicopter accidents and fatalities.