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Esterline CMC Electronics Intermediate Gain SwiftBroadband Antenna System Certified by FAA

Esterline CMC Electronics Intermediate Gain SwiftBroadband Antenna System Certified by FAA

(Singapore Airshow – February 13, 2012) Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) SwiftBroadband compliant satellite communications (Satcom) intermediate gain antenna system, known as the CMA-2200SB, has obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval in December and October 2011, respectively.

The CMA-2200SB is an electronically steerable, phased array antenna that provides hemispherical coverage in a small, low-weight package. The antenna fully supports Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadband and classic Aero-I satellite communications services. The CMA-2200SB is CMC’s second–generation intermediate gain antenna system. The original CMA-2200 antenna entered service in 1997 and is deployed worldwide.

The design of this top-mounted, low-profile antenna is based on CMC’s field-proven, proprietary technology and architecture used in its industry leading CMA-2102 family of high gain antenna systems.

Esterline CMC Electronics is a leading supplier of Satcom antennas to the air transport and VIP business jet markets. To date, CMC has delivered over 3,100 Inmarsat Satcom antenna systems to more than 110 airline, OEM, military, corporate and VIP customers.

Esterline CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the commercial and military aviation markets.  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, employing over 10,000 people worldwide.