Commercial, Embedded Avionics

NNSA Selects IS&S for Cockpit Upgrade

By Tish Drake | July 28, 2011
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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) placed a $5 million order with Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S), of Exton, Pa., for the complete systems integration and cockpit avionics upgrade of its B737-400 Classics.

IS&S said the initial order for retrofit of two B737-400s will provide NNSA full CNS/ATM capabilities. This integration effort eliminates legacy CRT displays and avionics, leverages commercial off-the-shelf technology, and provides a platform for future upgrades. Included in the effort are enhanced FMS, TCAS, EGPWS, NexRad, SatCom and ADS-B capabilities.

“We are pleased that NNSA has chosen Innovative Solutions and Support to upgrade their aircraft,” said Roman Ptakowski, president of Innovative Solutions & Support.

The Cockpit/IP for the B737 is an open architecture flat panel display system that allows operators to upgrade their aircraft to a glass flight deck while leaving third party avionics installed in the aircraft.

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