Stirling attended the final project review for the EU Framework 7 ALICIA (All Condition Operations and Innovative Cockpit Infrastructure) programme which was held between the 29-30th July, in Rome. ALICIA was set up to investigate new cockpit technologies which can extend operations of aircraft in degraded conditions, for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Stirling’s involvement over the last four years has been to investigate the use of active controls to improve pilot’s situational awareness and control of the aircraft in degraded conditions. At the event, Stirling demonstrated our Next Generation Inceptor (NGI) to the project partners and the EU Commission.
Both Stirling’s active controls and G Seat technology have been integrated into the Rotor Wing Demonstration Simulator at Agusta Westland’s facility in Yeovil, to evaluate the technologies developed during the project, which endeavour to meet the ALICIA objectives.
For an overview of ALICIA’s rotary-wing solutions visit: http://youtu.be/PrNAlwwuRlI