Farnborough 2014: Esterline CMC Electronics Demonstrates its Innovative Cockpit and Avionics Solutions for Military Trainer/ISR Aircraft
Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is showcasing its innovative Cockpit 4000 NexGen avionics technology demonstrator in the company’s booth (Hall 1, B11) at Farnborough 2014. This configurable glass cockpit is designed for military trainer and Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR)/Attack aircraft.
Designed to enhance mission success and provide cross-platform training flexibility, this cockpit features CMC’s SparrowHawk digital head-up display, large area display (LAD) with touchscreen and an open architecture mission computer. These powerful core avionics ensure optimized information management and support of net-centric operations.
Jean-Michel Comtois, vice-president of sales, government and public affairs, Esterline CMC Electronics, stated: “Our customers are looking for ways to download their advanced flying training onto less expensive basic or intermediate platforms. Their ultimate goal is to have better trained pilots, who are trained more rapidly and at a cost that is far less than conventional training. With CMC’s Cockpit 4000 NexGen and our proven Cockpit 4000, which is already flying on several major trainer and light attack platforms, we can expose students to advanced cockpit management concepts as well as advanced avionics representative of front-line fighters. Student pilots currently trained with a CMC equipped cockpit such as the T-6B and T-6C, KT-1C and KT-1T, Hawk Mk51 and MK66, will experience a seamless transition as they advance to a lead-in fighter trainer or a fifth-generation fighter such as the JSF F-35.”