Esterline (Hall1, Stand 1180) is announcing several agreements, new products, and product updates this week at the Farnborough Airshow. While Esterline Belgium signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Lockheed Martin as part of the F-16 replacement program’s essential security interests, its CMA-5024 GLSSU received EASA approval on the A320 series for ADS-B Out. Esterline Avionics Systems also announced the new CMA-6024 and Esterline Corp. revealed it was chosen by a Gulf country to a complete a helicopter platform upgrade.
The MOA between Esterline Belgium and Lockheed Martin (Hall 1, Stands 1202 and 1308), which mainly concerns avionics and rugged display products, allows both companies to develop further long-term partnerships if the Belgian government chooses the F-35 as a successor to its F-16s. This is not the first time the two companies have worked together. In 2015, Esterline Belgium along with Ilias Solutions, Sabaca, and Sonaca, arranged an initial agreement with Lockheed Martin for further collaborations in the F-16 replacement program.
At the same time, Esterline Avionics Systems announced PMV Engineering attained EASA approval to upgrade the older GPSSU with CMC Electronics’ CMA-5024 for the Airbus A320 family. The product, which is a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) GPS receiver, can be used in collaboration with ASB-B Out STCs from PMV Engineering or others to meet ASD-B Out mandates. The CMA-5024, which allows the aircraft to use SBAS navigation throughout the flight, recently completed ground tests and flight tests on a Boeing 737NG. An STC is expected in the fourth quarter for all Boeing 737NG variants.
Esterline Avionics Systems also announced the new CMA-6024 GPS. This new precision aircraft approach sensor from CMC Electronics that supports both SBAS LP/LPV and ground-based augmentation systems (GBAS GLS). With the ability to be integrated into a range of aircraft, it will be certified to the current and upcoming regulatory requirements such as TCCA and FAA TSO requirements, the current RTCA minimum operational performance specifications, and design assurance level.
Esterline Corp. was chosen for a middle-to-heavy helicopter upgrade by a Gulf country, which includes Esterline integrated helicopter solutions (IHS). The IHS features a glass cockpit with MFD-3068 and RDU-3068, a flight management system such as FMS-9000, the GPS landing system CM-6024, and more. Ultimately, the upgrade addresses obsolescence while enhancing safety by installing helicopters with Esterline Avionics Systems technology.