FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
This report documents the operational flight test of a prototype Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System TCAS installed in a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. The prototype TCAS, programmed to encompass the functions of a TCAS I, was flown to five east coast terminal cities, and operated along defined helicopter routes therein. The test results validated the minimum proposed TCAS I configuration. Further results recommend enhancements, to be included as options to improve the usefulness of TCAS I. Keywords Helicopter safety Helicopter accident prevention Aviation safety.