|Antonov AN-124 cargo plane for which Esterline CMC will supply high-performance avionics. Photo: Wikimedia
[Avionics Today 07-12-2016] Esterline CMC Electronics has won several major avionics contracts, announced this week at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The first is a contract with Pilatus Aircraft to supply its high-performance cockpit avionics for a quantity of eight PC-21 turboprop trainer aircraft for the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Esterline CMC will supply the cockpit displays, dual Flight Management Systems (FMS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) landing system sensors as well as the Head-Up Display (HUD) sub-system.
The company has also won two contracts with the Antonov Company. The first contract is to supply high-performance avionics systems for the AN-124 transport aircraft operated by Antonov Airlines as well as for the AN-148/158/178 aircraft. Under the terms of the first contract, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply its CMA-9000 FMS, CMA-5024 GPS Sensor and MFD-2068 Multi-Function Display (MFD) in a dual configuration for the upgrade of seven AN-124 aircraft.
For the second contract with Antonov, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply dual CMA-9000 FMSs as well as five MFD-3068 MFDs for a quantity of sixty, new production AN-148/158/178 aircraft, for commercial and military use. This family of aircraft is based on the same fuselage and a common avionics solution. The AN-148/158 will feature a civil configuration, and the AN-178 will feature a dual use, civil and military cargo capability. The CMA-9000 FMS and MFD-3068 will provide improved civil navigation Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) features that will prepare the aircraft for the European 2020 air traffic mandates.