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Fly By Wire to Control Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless

Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless Aircraft
Bell Helicopter has selected BAE Systems to provide fly-by-wire flight control computers for its 525 Relentless super medium class helicopter.

The fly-by-wire system provides pilots with the ability to fly and land the new Bell 525 without external navigation or landing aids safely and reliably in some of the harshest operating environments in the world.

The company’s pioneering technology and progressive advancements in the areas of redundancy management, fault-tolerant design, health monitoring systems, and failure mode analysis have established BAE Systems as a world leader in control system reliability and integrity.

 “BAE Systems has more than five decades of experience developing and producing flight control and vehicle management systems for all types of aircraft,” said Joe Senftle, vice president of communications and control solutions for BAE Systems. “Our industry-leading record of technology innovation, reliability, and successful development programs will ensure best-in-class operations for the 525 Relentless helicopter.”

The development work will be conducted in Endicott, NY, with production at BAE Systems’ facility in Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Issued by:
Shelby Cohen, BAE Systems
Mobile: 607.658.6687
shelby.cohen@baesystems.com 

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