22 May 2014
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft and LORD Corp. said they have completed flight demonstration testing of the hub mounted vibration suppressor, a new technology aimed to reduce vibration on helicopters.
The demonstration was part of an effort to address the challenge of crew fatigue and reduced equipment reliability and readiness that are caused by helicopter vibration.
The two companies collaborated on the HMVS flight demonstration at the US Army´s Aviation Applied Technology directorate (AATD) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, in March. The flight test, completed in March 2014, was performed as part of the Active Rotor Component Demonstration (ARCD) program.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in aircraft design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
LORD Corp. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance.