Curtiss Wright Controls announced a $21 million contract from Irkut Corp. to supply the flight data recording system for Irkut's MC-21 narrow body passenger jet.
The company's avionics division will supply the ISSKOR data recorder system, which integrates flight data acquisition, monitoring, processing and recording into one system. ISSKOR features dual imaging flight recorders, an integrated cockpit control unit, cockpit area camera and an integrated flight data acquisition unit.
The MC-21 is currently in production with Irkut, and the company plans on manufacturing the first airframe by the end of the year. ISSKOR will be the standard flight data recording system offered on the aircraft when it begins undergoing certification, which is scheduled for 2015.
Tom Quinty, president of Curtiss Wright Controls, indicated that the new contract expands their business in Russia, which it considers to be a market for growth.
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