The Flight Evaluation of an Advanced Engine Display and Monitoring System,
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT BEDFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)
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A Wessex helicopter at RAE Bedford has been used to develop and evaluate a suite of advanced, integrated avionics. An important area of study has been concerned with the display of engine and transmission data, and with a system monitor which gives audio and visual warning of any problems. The system has demonstrated that the suppression of engine and transmission data at all times except when the pilot asks for it to be displayed or the system detects a problem is an acceptable technique. The use of synthetic voice output has meant that the pilot can spend a greater proportion of his time looking out of the aircraft the additional head-out time enables mission effectiveness and flight safety to be enhanced. NATO.