Flight controls

Our flight control systems for civil & military helicopters are designed to provide piloting assistance and autopilot functions. Safran Electronics & Defense leverages its recognized expertise and international experience in this field to provide solutions that are tailored to each specific need. The solutions are innovative and modular and combine ease of use and simple installation with excellent reliability to optimize performance costs and keep them in check. These systems are already in use in many aircraft, and have logged over 12 million flight hours worldwide.

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Safran Electronics & Defense's modular and innovative autopilot systems and computers are easy to install and use.
Safran offers solutions meeting the specific needs of each customer: single-axis stability augmentation systems (SAS) and 2, 3 and 4-axis autopilot systems integrating upper and specific modes.
Basic stabilization computers: stabilization on the carrier's 3 axes (pitch, roll, yaw) in a short-term damping mode.
Autopilot computers (AP): long-term stabilization, as well as basic pilot modes (heading, altitude and airspeed hold).
Upper and specific modes associated with the carrier's specific sensors: search and rescue patterns over the sea, Doppler hover hold, radio altimeter altitude hold, VOR/ILS, go around, etc. 

Fiber Optic 1, 2 and 3 axes Gyroscopes – FOG

Capitalizing on Safran Electronics & Defense' 40-year experience in the development of the FOG (Fiber-Optic Gyroscope) technologies, these 1, 2 or 3 axes FOG provide rotation rate or angular increments.
They are available in a variety of configurations, open frame or packaged, and used in applications such as flight-control system of helicopters and civilian airliners, robotics, civil engineering which need a  combination of  safety of operation, high reliability  and very low noise.

FMU series

Capitalizing on Safran Electronics & Defense's 60-year experience in inertial sensors, these Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are equipped with Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) technology and servo-looped MEMS accelerometers.
FMUs, as well as their packaged versions, are proven solutions for civil and industrial applications such as hybrid GNSS-inertial navigation systems, which require high reliability, excellent signal stability and very low noise.

FMU: FOG Inertial Measurement Units
Integrated Cockpit Display Systems (ICDS)

ICDS display all the information required for managing the aircraft in real-time and in the safest conditions. Compact and lightweight, Safran Electronics & Defense ICDS offer better situational awareness and significantly reduce the pilot's workload. Available in 6-, 8- or 10-inch versions, in landscape or portrait mode, they can be adapted to all helicopter cockpit panels, completely replacing conventional instruments. ICDS exists in PFD & MFD/EMS.

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