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.
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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.
Engineering the Future of Vertical Lift
From the flight of the world's first practical helicopter in 1939,Sikorsky has remained the industry leader through its commitmentto innovation, excellence and safety.