Here at EBACE 2006, CMC Electronics (Booth No. 1014) yesterday announced it has signed a multiyear agreement with Universal Avionics in Tucson, Arizona, for the supply of M-Series EVS sensors. Universal plans to offer EVS as an option to buyers of its EFI-890R retrofit cockpit systems, multifunction displays and EFBs.
The new M-Series product was announced by the Canadian avionics house at last November’s NBAA show in Orlando. It is intended as a less costly alternative to CMC’s I-Series cryogenically cooled EVS, according to Bruce Bailey, the company’s vice president for commercial aviation.
The I-Series EVS allows for approved landing credits in instrument meteorological conditions so that pilots can commence their approach and go below Category I limits. The system has been selected for the Global Express family and Dassault’s Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X jets.
Last year CMC increased the value of its business in Europe from 10 to 20 percent of total sales. Mortreux told EBACE Convention News that more growth is possible, both through new business aviation products like the M-Series EVS and through new alliances with firms offering complementary product ranges (exemplified by the new teaming with Universal Avionics).