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Esterline CMC Electronics’ GPS Landing System Receives FAA Certification for GPS/LPV Approach Operations on B737 Classic Aircraft

Esterline CMC Electronics’ GPS Landing System Receives FAA Certification for GPS/LPV Approach Operations on B737 Classic Aircraft

(Paris International Air Show – June 17, 2013) Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) IntegriFlight™ GPS Landing System has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for GPS Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) Guidance approach operations on Boeing B737 Classic aircraft. CMC’s high-performance CMA-5024 GPS landing system has already received EASA and TCCA certification for this installation.

CMC Electronics' CMA-5024 Intergriflight GPS

CMC Electronics’ CMA-5024 Intergriflight GPS

The FAA certification was made possible through the efforts of a number of organizations in partnership with CMC.  Logic-Air Aviation Services of Mirabel, Quebec, was responsible for the development and installation of the system and is the holder of the STC issued by ACS-NAI, a Transport Canada approved Design Approval Organization.  

As a stand-alone Instrument Landing System (ILS) look-alike solution that smoothly integrates with existing navigation instrumentation, the installation of the company’s CMA-5024 Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS) GPS Receivers in conjunction with CMA-5025 Control Panels provides a highly economical approach to retrofitting aircraft with LPV capability. CMC’s LPV solution provides a clean, straightforward interface which behaves exactly like an ILS, but with the exceptional SBAS performance and availability.

CMC’s CMA-5024 is a high-reliability SBAS/GPS Receiver certified by the FAA and Transport Canada to TSO-C145c Beta-3 and TSO-146c Delta-4, the most stringent categories for aviation GPS receivers. The latter category covers the provision of precision approach guidance signals to the aircraft’s autopilot and instrument displays for the execution of an LP/LPV approach. Specifically designed for ease of retrofit and adaptability to either existing or new build aircraft, the CMA-5024 is an ideal choice for any aircraft, from helicopters and business jets to airliners. Any aircraft equipped with the CMA-5024 is also inherently ready to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) operational regulations in both remote and high-density traffic areas.

The CMA-5025 control panel has been designed and produced by Air Data Inc. (www.airdata.ca) of Montreal, Quebec, in partnership with CMC, with this key component allowing the flight crew to select LP and LPV SBAS final approaches, based on a worldwide SBAS approach database hosted by the CMA-5024.

Esterline CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the aviation market.   CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide.  Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois.  CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.  Esterline employs over 12,000 people worldwide.