Paris Air Show 2015 : Esterline CMC Electronics Receives Contract to Supply its Cockpit 4000 for the IOMAX Archangel™ Fleet Selected by UAE
(Paris Air Show 2015 – June 15, 2015) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has been awarded a contract by IOMAX USA, Inc. to supply its Cockpit 4000 avionics suite for the fleet of 24 multi-role Archangel™ aircraft selected by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence
On static display, the IOMAX Archangel (Chalet # 124) is an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) turboprop aircraft equipped with advanced avionics and weapons systems, including an electro-optical / infrared (EO/IR) sensor. The aircraft is designed to perform long-range border patrol missions. The Archangel is based on the Thrush S2R-660 (also designated the 710P), an agricultural aircraft most commonly used for crop spraying, manufactured by Thrush Aircraft of Albany, Georgia. IOMAX has installed CMC’s integrated avionics on the Thrush S2R-660 two-seater aircraft, making the Archangel a powerful force in flight.
IOMAX president and CEO Ron Howard said: “CMC’s Cockpit 4000 provides a powerful, yet flexible avionics suite that is perfectly suited for the Archangel’s requirements. The CMC solution was developed rapidly and cost-effectively, enabling us to offer a premium, tailored capability to our customer, while meeting an aggressive schedule.”
Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “We are very pleased to have our modular avionics suite featured on the IOMAX Archangel for the UAE. This selection is a testament to the flexible nature of our Cockpit 4000 architecture as well as our reputation as a premier cockpit integrator. Cockpit 4000 is already flying on numerous military trainers and light attack aircraft. Expanding our expertise to now include this sought after ISR aircraft is extremely rewarding. We look forward to supporting IOMAX and the UAE, and are confident that CMC’s integrated avionics suite will greatly enhance the cockpit operations of this reliable and powerful aircraft.”
Esterline CMC’s Cockpit 4000, as fitted on the Archangel, supports both front and rear cockpit operation. The front cockpit consists of three 5×7 inch Multi-Function Displays (MFD), the SparrowHawk™ Head-Up Display (HUD), and an Up Front Control Panel (UFCP). The rear cockpit comprises two 5×7 inch MFDs, and a UFCP. The heart of CMC’s Cockpit 4000 integrated avionics suite is its Mission Computer. The MFDs and the UFCP are driven directly by two Mission Computers (MCs), providing control and display functions for the high-resolution graphics associated with the navigation and mission data. The MCs integrate an IOMAX developed Tactical System Computer (TSC) that controls the weapons, integrates with the EO/IR sensor and provides additional mission functionality. The avionics suite features a mature and proven operational flight program that integrates the aircraft dynamic sensors, navigation radios, and communication radios. CMC’s standardized avionics solution minimizes the integration effort required for aircraft installation.
IOMAX USA Inc of Mooresville, North Carolina, is a defense company that is specialized in signals intelligence and aircraft technologies.
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 military and commercial aviation markets. CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide.