Aeroflex, of Wichita, Kan., and Cassidian, an EADS company, installed a new RF expansion module (RFEM) at All Nippon Airways (ANA) for the Cassidian ATEC Series 6 automated test equipment for RF avionics testing, the companies announced Aug. 4.
The Aeroflex RFEM is the result of a three-year joint engineering development effort between Aeroflex and Cassidian, with the support of Honeywell, Aeroflex said Thursday. Honeywell provided line replaceable units (LRU) for the development, in order to offer its aftermarket air transport customers “Return to Service” test capability using the new RFEM. The design, engineering, and manufacturing for the RFEM was performed by the avionics business unit of Aeroflex in Wichita, Kan.
The initial product launch involved full design verification and test, witnessed and approved by Honeywell and the launch customer All Nippon Airways. On-site installation at the ANA Service Center in Haneda International Airport in Japan was accomplished.