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Esterline Helicopter Cockpit Demonstrator Makes Debut with Suite of Avionics

By S.L. Fuller | June 1, 2017

Image from Esterline Treality Experience Reality brochure

Image from Esterline Treality Experience Reality brochure

Esterline CMC Electronics' integrated helicopter cockpit demonstrator made its show debut at Canada’s Global Defence & Security Trade Show (CANSEC), Esterline said. The solution features a range of the company’s avionics capabilities, integrated with Esterline Treality, which supports visual systems for both military and commercial flight simulation and training.

“Our Integrated Helicopter Solutions are highly flexible, allowing for multiple levels of modernization, from a minor upgrade to a full avionics suite,” said Don Paolucci, VP of navigation and integrated systems for Esterline CMC Electronics. “Our goal is to optimize situational awareness for our commercial and military customers and ensure their mission success.”

The demonstrator includes:

  • Smart multi-function displays
  • Flight management systems
  • TacView portable mission displays
  • GPS sensors
  • Doppler velocity sensors
  • Mission computers
  • Electronic flight bags
  • Aircraft information servers

TheMFD-3068 is a smart multi-function display with MOSArt modular open system architecture middleware. It can work with Esterline software applications, customer-supplied applications or both. CMC Electronics CNS/ATM aligned solutions and the CMA-9000 FMS, can support both military and civil navigation modes. They also comply with required navigation performance and satellite-based augmentation system requirements. The CMA-5024 GPS landing system sensor meets all ADS-B Out requirements and is an IFR, civil-certificated global navigation satellite system. The CMA-2082MC self-contained multi-function control and display unit is currently flying with the U.S. Army and Air Force. It integrates and provides centralized control of navigation sensors, communications radios, displays, mission avionics and aircraft systems.

TracView can interface with various radio at satcom data link systems and can provide access to moving maps, mission planning systems, approach plates, checklists, Windows applications and other items. It is designed for autonomous operation and can be installed and removed in seconds.

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