Sikorsky Innovations

Sikorsky Innovations

Leveraging the strengths of Sikorsky to solve the toughest
problems in vertical flight quickly and affordably

Celebrating a Decade of Advancing Vertical Flight

Sikorsky Innovations was established in 2010 to solve the toughest problems in vertical flight by introducing new technologies, processes and products. The team has made significant progress within the three technology pillars over the past ten years. Today, X2 Technology™ forms the basis of our offerings for the Future Vertical Lift program, MATRIX™ Technology is redefining our customer’s perception of autonomous flight and our Data Analytics and Prognostics teams keep hundreds of aircraft flying each day.

Sikorsky Innovations is an agile, distributed group of Engineering & Technology experts, as well as academic, industry and business partners.  Working together, we are leveraging the strengths of Sikorsky to quickly and affordably solve the toughest problems in vertical flight by introducing new technologies, processes and products.

Speed

Speed

Tied to the success of the X2 Technology™ Demonstrator, speed is demonstrated in the S-97 RAIDER® helicopter. The first application of X2 Technology, this aircraft is expected to fly at cruise speeds up to 220 knots (253 mph) in armed configuration.
Autonomy

Autonomy

Developed through MATRIX™ Technology, the Autonomy pillar gives humans the technology and tools to fly more missions and more effectively, enable new missions and improve safety and reliability, while reducing the cost of owning aircraft.
Intelligence

Intelligence

Intelligence technologies are changing the way we fly and maintain helicopters. By coupling intelligent systems with the health and usage operations that govern them, we are improving the aircraft’s safety, economics, and mission effectiveness.

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Chris Van Buiten

Topics: Advanced Rotorcraft, Autonomy

Chris Van Buiten is the vice president of Sikorsky Innovations, where he runs the group responsible for maturing next-generation technologies including X2 technology™, active rotor, and autonomy, as well as defining next-generation products. Since joining the company in 1989, Van Buiten has been engaged in the design of Sikorsky products including the S-92® commercial transport, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, and the UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter, as well as several advanced concepts. 

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