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Rockwell Collins Updating Hellenic P-3 Cockpits

 - November 11, 2017, 11:00 AM
The Flight2 flight deck from Rockwell Collins updates the original cockpit of the P-3B Orion with seven LCDs.

Lockheed Martin (Stand 1190) has selected Rockwell Collins to provide the Flight2 all-glass integrated flight deck for Greece's Hellenic Navy P-3B Orion four-engine turboprops. The modification is part of the Hellenic Navy P-3B maritime patrol aircraft modernization and upgrade program, which includes a mid-life upgrade to extend service life by 15,000 hours, phased depot maintenance, a Greece-indigenous mission integration and management system and the avionics upgrade.

The Rockwell Collins Flight2 modification allows the Hellenic P-3Bs to continue operating in compliance with new and future communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management systems requirements, anywhere in the world.

In the cockpit, seven LCDs replace the original instrumentation, including a portrait-oriented primary and multifunction display in front of each pilot, and a large landscape mapping display in the center alongside two engine displays. The upgrade also adds integrated IFF Mode 5 capabilities. A similar avionics package is already installed on 15 Greek C-130s.

“P-3 pilots will experience a whole new level of flight through greater situational awareness, improved communications capabilities and useful alerts,” said Dave Schreck, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins (Stand 1540). “They’ll be able to achieve their missions more effectively to make it home safely.”