NBAA 2015: Esterline CMC Electronics Reaches 1000th Production Milestone for its Enhanced Vision System Sensors
(National Business Aviation Association (NBAA 2015) – Nov. 17, 2015) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) will achieve an important milestone with the production of its 1000th SureSight® Integrated Sensor System by the end of 2015.
CMC’s SureSight® family of integrated sensor systems comprises the CMA-2600 and CMA-2700. These systems are designed to meet demanding video performance, reliability and quality standards, and are the leading choice for airframe manufacturers and prime contractors. They offer enhanced situational awareness in adverse visual conditions and enable operators to take advantage of regulations expanding the operational capabilities of aircraft equipped with an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS).
Claude Chidiac, vice-president of products, strategy & customer support, Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “Innovative technology and a winning combination of capability, availability and performance are key features of our SureSight® Integrated Sensor Systems. The CMA-2700 is the only sensor certified to DAL B that is able to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s upcoming EFVS regulations allowing airline operators to obtain operational benefits.”
The third-generation SureSight® CMA-2700 sensor offers the highest resolution available for an enhanced vision system (EVS) sensor and four times the resolution of currently certified systems. It features state-of-the-art digital image processing, including dynamic non-uniformity corrections for optimal image management. This end-to-end digital system is also the first EVS to be fully compliant to ARINC 818 Avionics Digital Video Bus standards. This sensor has been selected for the Bombardier Global aircraft with the Vision* Cockpit and the Bombardier Challenger 605*.
The SureSight® CMA-2600 sensor is in operation on multiple aircraft platforms, including the Bombardier Global Express* and Global 5000*, the Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X, and the Boeing Business Jet.