Farnborough 2014: Esterline CMC Electronics Showcases its Innovative Cockpit and Avionics CNS/ATM Upgrade Solutions for Transport Aircraft
Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is showcasing its innovative avionics systems and proven Cockpit 9000 CNS/ATM (Communication, Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) upgrade solution for legacy C-130 and other transport aircraft in the company’s booth (Hall 1, B11).
Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, said, “New CNS/ATM worldwide navigation requirements and retrofits offer CMC many opportunities to support market needs for cockpit and avionics upgrades. We are very proud of the solution we have delivered to the Canadian Department of National Defence allowing its A310 fleet to meet new NextGen worldwide navigation requirements. The recent announcements by Alenia of our selection as the Flight Management System provider for their global C-27J Spartan fleet and by Air Transat for their A310 fleet upgrade program are gratifying endorsements of our core navigational solution expertise.”
Farnborough Air Show visitors can view CMC`s Cockpit 9000 integrated, digital cockpit that is tailored to the requirements of military transport aircraft. At its core, the company’s latest generation CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) combines with its high-integrity GPS landing system, to provide a comprehensive solution for all flight phases, from departure to precision approach, and in full compliance with published international CNS/ATM navigational mandates and growth provisions.
The certified Cockpit 9000 solution extends a 20- to 40-year-old aircraft’s service life by another 30 years, at a fraction of the cost of a new aircraft. With Cockpit 9000, maintenance costs are immediately reduced and mission capabilities immediately enhanced. Esterline CMC’s system integration experience includes C-130 cockpit upgrades for more than 10 international customers, including air forces in Austria, Brazil, Chile, Dubai, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.