Helionix, the Future of Avionics by Eurocopter
Helionix, the latest-generation avionics suite designed specifically by Eurocopter, significantly reduce pilots workload so they can keep their attention directly on the flight itself.
Eurocopter, March 07, 2013 - Eurocopter continues to lead the way in terms of innovation by coming up with the most high-tech and advanced solutions for its customers.
A shining example of this commitment to innovative design comes in the form of Helionix, the latest-generation avionics suite designed specifically by Eurocopter.
Helionix, which will come standard on the EC175 and is also available in the EC145 T2, offers unprecedented and unrivaled levels of performance and safety and is currently in the certification phase.
The key features of this technologically advanced software significantly reduce pilots' workload so they can keep their attention directly on the flight itself.
Helionix is a fully integrated system that cuts the amount of required equipment in half, meaning easier maintenance and a significant weight reduction.
With the situational awareness system in the middle of the instrument panel, the pilot can quickly see a digital display of the helicopter’s terrestrial (obstacles, terrain) and aerial (presence of other aircraft) environments. To prevent dangerous situations, the HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness System) warns the crew well in advance of any land-based obstacles in the vicinity of the current flight path.
The system includes a centralized maintenance function that monitors the status of all the helicopter’s sub-systems. Troubleshooting can quickly be performed via a ground-based diagnostics tool, and maintenance activities are fully optimized. The Human-Machine Interface (HMI) displays all flight parameters and flight management data on a single screen. The Part Time Display is a new concept. A summarized version of the flight parameters can be displayed to help the pilot quickly analyze and assess the situation in order to remain fully concentrated on the mission.