Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Qantas Selects CMC GPS Landing Systemn
Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has been selected by Qantas to equip four Australian airExpress B737a with dual GPS equipment, including CMC’s CMA-5024 IntegriFlight GPS landing system sensor. Qantas is performing the installation.
The CMC landing system sensors will provide an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capability through the company’s Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) GPS sensors. The CMA-5024 GPS landing system sensor provides positioning data with the highest levels of integrity and availability.
The CMA-5024 has been certified by FAA and Transport Canada to TSO-C145c Beta-3, and TSO-146c Delta-4. The latter category covers the provision of precision approach guidance signals to the aircraft’s autopilot and instrument displays to execute a Localizer Precision with Vertical (LPV) approach. In addition, any aircraft equipped with the CMA-5024 is inherently ready to support future ADS-B operational regulations in both remote and high-density traffic areas.