Collins Aerospace supplies HUD VR trainer to FAA for scientific research on pilot use of head-up display systems

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered a Head-Up Display (HUD) Virtual-Reality (VR) training device, to be used in scientific research in areas such as pilot-HUD interface, pilot performance and crew workload, the company said.

The HUD VR trainer provides a unique out-of-the-window view of what a pilot would actually see when flying with a HUD that uses Collins Aerospace´s Head-up Guidance System (HGS) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS). The design of this VR device provides the FAA scientists a great deal of flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness in conducting research in the domain of advanced vision systems on HUDs.

Collins Aerospace Systems is a technologically advanced and intelligent solutions provider for the global aerospace and defense industry.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.