Esterline CMC Electronics’ High-Integrity GPS Landing System Receives FAA Certification for ADS-B Operations on Qantas B737 Aircraft
Esterline CMC Electronics’s (CMC) IntegriFlight GPS Landing System has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) operations on Qantas Freight B737 aircraft.
CMC was selected by Qantas to equip four Qantas Freight B737 aircraft with dual global positioning systems in 2012. These systems include CMC’s CMA-5024 IntegriFlight™ Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor. Qantas performed the installation.
The CMC landing system sensors provide ADS-B capability through the company’s Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) GPS sensors. The CMA-5024 GPS Landing System Sensor supplies positioning data with the highest levels of integrity and availability.
Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, stated, “We are extremely pleased to provide the highest level of navigation performance to the Qantas Freight postal service fleet with our latest generation aviation GPS system. This certification reconfirms our position as the global technology leader for high-integrity aviation GPS technology and products.”
The installation kit, certification and on-site support were provided by ASM (Aircraft Systems & Manufacturing Inc), a leader in STC design, development and certification services. Qantas took care of obtaining the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority STC through their own certification organization using the data provided by ASM and CMC.
The CMA-5024 has been 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 to execute a LPV (Localizer Precision with Vertical) approach. Â In addition, any aircraft equipped with the CMA-5024 is inherently ready to support future ADS-B operational regulations in both remote and high-density traffic areas.
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. Â Â 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 close to 12,000Â people worldwide.