Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Rockwell Collins to Provide Avionics for New Piaggio MPA
Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aero selected Rockwell Collins to develop an integrated avionics system for its new multirole patrol aircraft (MPA).
(Piaggio Aero MPA, courtesy Rockwell Collins)
Piaggio is developing its new special missions MPA for Abu Dhabi Autonomous System Investments (ADASI). The UAE-based company will use the MPA to support land, coastal and maritime missions for the UAE Armed Forces.
Rockwell Collins said its avionics system for Piaggio’s MPA will feature compatibility for impending SESAR and NextGen airspace requirements, including automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B Out) capability.
“Rockwell Collins’ ability to customize integrated avionics systems for any mission profile, while empowering the pilot interface and bringing information to the flight deck faster and more efficiently were driving forces behind Piaggio Aero’s avionics selection for its new MPA,” said Greg Irmen, vice president of business and regional systems at Rockwell Collins. More