‘Active Interceptor’ Will Lighten Helo Pilots’ Workload
Edited by Robert H. Williams
Army Black Hawk helicopters will be equipped with an “active pilot inceptor system. The technology will replace the mechanical controls on the current UH-60 with active technology that saves weight and provides pilots with intuitive tactile cues for easier handling and reduced workload.
The Black Hawk UH-60M will be the world’s first production helicopter to combine active inceptor technology with a fly-by-wire system, says a spokesman for BAE Systems, which was selected to develop the technology. The active collective and cyclic control system will replace a mechanical setup of rods and bellcranks.