Airbus has chosen ScioTeq to provide advanced avionics displays for the latest generation of Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Pictured above are the PU-5200 avionics display computer and RDU-3068 display. (Photo: ScioTeq)
Advanced avionics displays from ScioTeq, one of the aviation industry’s leading suppliers of mission-critical avionics, have been chosen by Airbus Defense and Space to be installed on the latest generation Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. This selection will bring improved and modernized technology to the flight deck of the A330 MRTT and will assist flight crews in some of the aircraft’s more complex missions.
The addition of these new displays will equip the A330 MRTT with several pieces of new technology. The cutting-edge PU-5200 Display computer, RDU-3068 Display, and MOSArt Open Platform Software will all be integrated into the aircraft’s flight deck, replacing ScioTeq’s older generation of aircraft displays and computers.
Based on the wildly successful Airbus A330-200 airframe, the A330 MRTT is used by the military branches of governments across the world. It is known for being able to complete several missions at once—deployment, transport, and air-to-air refueling—the latter of which is the most challenging and complex of the aircraft’s missions but something that the new PU-5200 and RDU-3068 will better support.
These next-generation display computers are modernized and installed with the latest technology, enhancing the experience for operators. They utilize the latest generation of ARM-core processors, providing operators with powerful computing and rendering capabilities during challenging missions. These computers are also designed to meet the requirements of today’s military operations, including things like high reliability, resistance to shock and vibrations, and minimal power consumption. Furthermore, the system’s video displays support mission-critical tasks by providing accurate and clear visual information, and are even compatible with 3D glasses that are used by refueling boom operators. The A330 MRTT will also utilize ScioTeq’s DAL-A certified MOSArt platform software, which is designed to help ease the porting of applications by Avionics System Integrators for operators.
Airbus’ selection of ScioTeq’s technology will allow it better serve A330 MRTT customers. As Gonzalo Monte, Head of Mission Systems, Training and Simulation Procurement for Airbus Defense and Space, explained, “We are delighted to partner with ScioTeq for this project. Their commitment to excellence and track record of delivering high-quality products aligns perfectly with our vision and goals. This collaboration represents a significant step towards enhancing our mission suites and delivering exceptional value to our customers.”
Both Airbus and ScioTeq believe that this new collaboration will help modernize the Airbus A330 MRTT and enhance the operating experience for both customers and their flight crews alike. The completion of mission-critical tasks will now be better supported by ScioTeq’s updated technology in the flight deck.