Editor's Note

Rockwell Collins Selected for MC-21 Family

By Tish Drake | December 22, 2009
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Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide avionics and pilot controls for the new MC-21 family of single-aisle aircraft being developed by Russian-based Irkut Corp., part of United Aircraft Corporation. The first of three aircraft variants is due to enter service in 2016. "This win also marks our involvement with another important next-generation platform that features some of our most advanced avionics," said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems at Rockwell Collins. "Additionally, it reinforces our strong offering for the very competitive, high volume single aisle market." Rockwell Collins won these packages together with Russian partner companies Concern Avionica for avionics components and Aviapribor for the aircraft’s pilot controls. Rockwell Collins will provide communication, navigation, surveillance systems including the Rockwell Collins MultiScan Hazard Detection System; Information Management infrastructure including electronic flight bags and docking stations; ARINC 664 hardware (avionics ethernet switch) and configuration tools; and side-sticks controls, rudder/brake pedal system, flap/slat and speed-brake control lever modules, and trim control panel. Aircraft development will begin in early 2010.

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