Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has recently been awarded two key contracts to supply its high-performance avionics systems for the AN-124 transport aircraft operated by Antonov Airlines as well as for the AN-148/158/178 aircraft.
Under the terms of the first contract, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS), CMA-5024 GPS Sensor and MFD-2068 Multi-Function Display in a dual configuration for the upgrade of seven AN-124 aircraft.
For the second contract, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply dual CMA-9000 FMSs as well as five MFD-3068 Multi-Function Displays for a quantity of sixty, new production AN-148/158/178 aircraft, for commercial and military use.
The AN-148/158 will feature a civil configuration; and the AN-178 will feature a dual use, civil and military cargo capability. The CMA-9000 FMS and MFD-3068 will provide improved civil navigation (IFR) features that will prepare the aircraft for the European 2020 Air Traffic Mandates.
Michel Potvin, President, Esterline Avionics Systems, said: "We are very proud that Antonov has selected our avionics system solutions for this family of transport aircraft. This is a key endorsement of our core navigational systems expertise and pedigree".
The latest generation CMA-9000 Flight Management will provide these Antonov transport aircraft with multi-sensory based navigation and enhanced operational capability. The CMA-9000's large navigation database capability offers flexible global operations and will allow the aircraft to make the most efficient use of the airspace as it is modernized over the next 20 years. The Antonov fleets will comply with the forecasted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for the Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system. Esterline CMC Electronics' high-performance FMS systems are in service with over 60 military and civil operators.
The third-generation MFD-3068 smart display is designed as an open architecture platform,featuring next- generation MOSArt(TM) (Modular Open System Architecture) middleware built with non-proprietary industry standards for the partitioning of applications (ARINC 653) and the latest in Multi-Core Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS). The display is complemented by CMC supplied software applications (PFD, Navigation, etc.), customer supplied applications or both. With an optical quality second to none, the display offers true 8-bit colour rendition with optical performance
stabilized over its design life-time and its extended operating temperature envelope (+70C continuous). Its next-generation Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination system supports multi-mode operations (day / night / NVIS) and provides up to 275 fL of illumination in day mode.
CMC's IntegriFlight(TM) CMA-5024 GPS Landing System Sensor meets the requirements for an Instrument Flight Rules, civil certified Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The CMA-5024 provides Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) SBAS GPS capability from departure to Non Precision Approach that complies with published Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) navigational mandates.
WAAS/SBAS augments GPS to provide an extremely accurate navigation solution that will support all flight operations from en route through GNSS and WAAS/SBAS Localizer Performance with a Vertical Guidance (LPV) CAT-1 equivalent approach. The CMA-5024 is provisioned for growth to GBAS with a built-in VHF Data Broadcast (VDB) receiver.
Esterline Corporation has signed a contract with Thales Australia to supply with rugged displays and servers to be installed in the Hawkei Protected Mobility vehicles. Thales chose Esterlines rugged networked products for the vehicles after a rigorous extensive trials and technical information exchange sessions with the Esterline team, the company said in a statement Thursday
Esterline will deliver two visual systems into the Eurofighter Typhoon simulator facilities at RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland, UK, by the end of this year. The new systems will provide air force pilots with high performance, high fidelity visual systems as they prepare for operational deployments around the globe, BAE Systems said in a statement Tuesday
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