Solutions optimized for weight and drag

Future Vertical Lift

Solving complex problems to drive extraordinary performance

The FVL platforms – both Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) – will need to address complex issues for weight and drag in order to deliver on speed, range, payload capacity and ultimately supreme performance. The materials used in design, the location of parts and the domino effect those choices have throughout the platform and its systems are just some of the considerations in play. Additionally, each of these things need to perform in a variety of terrain and address environmental challenges often presented during a mission.

At Collins, our teams are asking the right questions to challenge the status quo, as well as leveraging our years of experience and shear breadth of capability to deliver the answers with platform-wide optimization opportunities.

Integrated systems

Advanced materials

Reduced wiring & boxes

We’re exploring what’s possible now and what we can build on for future enhancements. The technological advancements are at our fingertips – and ready now – to help design the fastest, lightest, most long-range and powerful rotorcraft in history.

"From lighting and seats, ice detection and drive shafts, to fully system-integrated aerostructures, everything is on the table for revolutionizing a lighter solution with less drag and the most powerful performance"

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Future Vertical Lift

A look at a Leading Success Factor - Weight & Drag

Watch our latest webinar about the critical components of weight and drag and examples of how we are optimizing solutions across the FVL platforms to enable power, speed, range and payload capacity.

Watch our latest webinar about the critical components of weight and drag and examples of how we are optimizing solutions across the FVL platforms to enable power, speed, range and payload capacity.