Esterline CMC Electronics (Hall 3 Stand D50) and Boeing have signed a contract to offer CMC’s multi-channel SwiftBroadBand compliant CMA-2102SB satcom high-gain antenna system for new Boeing 777s. The 2102SB recently received Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadBand approval and Transport Canada appliance type approval. The device is the only top-mount Arinc 741 antenna to gain such approval.
Rockwell Collins is to provide its Athena 411 flight control and navigation system for the Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology CQ-10A Snow Goose unmanned aerial vehicle. Athena 411 is a system that integrates solid-state gyros and accelerometers, magnetometer, GPS receiver and air data sensors into a single, small, strap-down unit.
China’s Xi’an Aviation Science and Technology Company (XASC) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop a simulation and training program for the Xi’an Aircraft (XAC) MA-60 and MA-600 regional turboprops. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will use its CORE simulation architecture to supply key components of the MA-60 full-flight simulator and the MA-600 training device.
“Everything we do at Collins we do for a strategic reason,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president, Rockwell Collins Services, speaking of the avionics major’s strengthening foray into the simulation and training market.
Fort Lauderdale FBO Banyan Aviation held the third customer appreciation event at its Hangar63 aviation store in late April. The store held a raffle of prizes donated by Bose, Garmin, David Clark, Telex, Lightspeed, Flightcom, Revere Supply, ACR Electronics, Icom, Avfuel, Oakley, Ray-Ban and Serengeti Eyewear.
Rockwell Collins is planning updates for its line of automatic dependent
Bombardier’s new Global Vision flight deck successfully completed its power-on test and is on target for its first flight on a Global Express XRS this summer. The flight deck, which uses the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system for its platform, will be available for both the Global Express XRS and Global 5000. It will also include synthetic- and enhanced-vision systems.
Embraer has selected Honeywell’s Ovation Select cabin management system for the Brazilian OEM’s new mid-light Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 business jets.
The choice was announced here Monday by both companies. No value was placed on the contract. The new Legacy programs were launched in 2008. The Legacy 500 is expected to enter service in the second half of 2012 and the Legacy 450 in the second half of 2013.
Satcom Direct (Booth No. 683) has been named a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband in-flight voice and data service, giving the satellite communications service reseller access to live troubleshooting and diagnostic information.
Rockwell Collins’s Airshow 4000 v2 moving map has had a major facelift after the avionics group brought in some of California’s top video game programmers to make sure they got it right. The new v2 is purely a software upgrade and the entirely new mapping includes some 200 3-D enhancements and makes use of satellite-source topographic data from NASA.