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Bell and Moog collaborate for on-demand mobility flight control actuation system

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced a signed teaming agreement with Moog, for the development of the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) to support Bell's vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions.

"Bell continues to identify solutions and teammates that will achieve new possibilities together," said Bell's Scott Drennan, vice president of Innovation. "Within this collaboration, Moog will ensure an advanced, fully integrated actuation system which will provide a safe, reliable and affordable solution for our aircraft."

As a global leader and visionary in the industry, Moog's innovative technologies will bring the design and integration of aircraft actuation systems for flight control to Bell's VTOL aircraft. Moog's experience allows for systems that meet cost, performance, weight, and reliability requirements.

Ralph Elbert, group vice president & GM Moog Aircraft, stated, "We are absolutely delighted that Moog has been selected by Bell to partner on this exciting program to explore and develop the on-demand mobility market. Moog's role will include providing the all-electric, fly-by-wire actuators and electronics used to direct and control the aircraft's propulsion system and aero-surfaces."

In this collaboration, Bell will lead the design, development and production of the VTOL systems. Moog will lead the design and development of the flight control actuation systems which includes architecture, hardware and software needed for air vehicle flight control actuation management.

As previously announced, Safran will provide the hybrid propulsion systems and Garmin will integrate the avionics and the vehicle management computer (VMC) systems; EPS will provide the energy storage systems, and Thales will lead the flight controls system.

Press release issued by Bell Helicopter Textron on December 6, 2018

 

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Bell Helicopter Textron Airframer
Moog Inc. Mechanical Actuators, Test Stands, Test Equipment, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Engine Controls, Fly-by-Wire Systems, Servoactuators, Electromechanical Actuators, Servovalves, Rotary Actuators, Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers
Safran Helicopter Engines Turboshaft Engines, Auxiliary Power Units, Turbine Engine Blades, Additive Manufacturing
Garmin International GPS, Transceivers, Radar Transponders, Position Indicators, Radio Communications Equipment, Instrument Landing Systems, Moving Maps, Flight Directors, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Flight Management Systems, Avionics Management Systems, Autopilots, Weather Mapping Radar, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Onboard Intercom Systems, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Magnetometers, Onboard Computers, Air Data Computers, Satellite Receivers, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Onboard Airport Navigation Systems, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Head-Up Displays
Electric Power Systems (EPS) Thermal Batteries, Lithium Batteries, Storage Batteries
Thales Avionics (Canada) Attitude Indicators, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Autopilots, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Head-Up Displays, Cockpit Control Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Proximity Warning Indicators, Onboard Computers, LCD Displays, Avionics Management Systems, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, LED Displays, Multi-Mode Receivers (MMR), Health & Usage Monitoring

 

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