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Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market 2016-2020 – Introduction of Automatic FCS Drives the Market – Research and Markets

May 24, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market 2016-2020” report to their offering.

The Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% during the period 2016-2020.

Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Helicopter FCS is an integral part of a helicopter, and it is used to operate, control, and monitor the flight without the continuous supervision of the pilot. They can be mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems that automate a wide variety of in-flight tasks.

A trend that will propel market growth is the shift towards the fly-by-wire or FBW control systems. The mechanical and hydro-mechanical FCS are generally heavy. Their flight control cables require proper channeling through the aircraft by tension wires, systems of pulleys, hydraulic pipes, and cranks. Considering all the issues in mechanical, hydraulic, and electromechanical FCS, further technological advancements have paved the way for FBW technology. This system replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface. This advanced FCS stabilizes the aircraft without the input from the pilot. It features a flight computer that analyses the pilot’s control activities and sends electric signals to the flight control surface actuators without any mechanical linkage.

According to the report, a key growth driver is the introduction of automatic flight control systems. The introduction of automatic flight control systems (AFCS) has not only improved aircraft stability and handling but also enabled automation of flight in certain parts of missions, thus reducing the workload of the crew. They are equipped with sensors that monitor internal conditions (engine controls, total load, and flight speed) as well as external conditions (airspeed, altitude, and navigational information) of a helicopter. The autopilot system enables functions like point-to-point navigation and automatic tracking of instrument landing system (ILS), which help in efficient and safer landing operations. Artificial feel system controls most of the automatic FCS. These advanced systems prevent any unauthorized pilot or potential hijacker from controlling an aircraft.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is defense budget cuts.

Key vendors

– Liebherr

– Moog

– Sagem

– UTC Aerospace

– Woodward

Key Topics Covered:

PART 01: Executive summary

– Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

– Market overview

– Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

– Research methodology

– Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

– Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

– Market overview

– Market size and forecast

– Five forces analysis

PART 06: Global aerospace and defense supply chain system

PART 07: Global aerospace and defense value chain system

PART 08: Market segmentation by application

– Market share by helicopter application

– Global civil helicopter FCS market

– Global military helicopter FCS market

PART 09: Geographical segmentation

– Market segmentation by region

– Helicopter FCS market in EMEA

– Helicopter FCS market in the Americas

– Helicopter FCS market in APAC

PART 10: Market drivers

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

PART 15: Vendor landscape

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