CMC Electronics (Hall4, C21a) hopes its presence at Farnborough will help it build on recent successes in the avionics market.

CMC, formerly the Canadian Marconi Company, recently won the Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 747 Classic avionics upgrade programme, as well as the flight instrument upgrade component of the Canadian maritime patrol Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora upgrade.

Sikorsky has also awarded CMC a $6 million contract to upgrade the control display unit and FMS software/hardware for the UH-60L Black Hawk Medevac helicopter. CMC‘s phased-array satcom antenna was used in recent trials of Inmarsat's new Swift64 airborne data service – it has more than 75% of the market for Aero-H/H+ airline installations.



The company's Suresight enhanced vision system (EVS) was also selected by Boeing for its 737-900 technology demonstrator earlier this year. Representatives from more than 50 airlines had the chance to see new flight deck technologies in a series of 20 flights.

CMC was also recently selected by L-3 Communications to supply global positioning system (GPS) receivers for ACSS's new traffic and terrain avoidance system (T2CAS). The CMA-4024 GPS is a fourth generation 24-channel unit built into the ACSS TCAS 200 unit.

Its stand will also be showing the AvVance engine display system manufactured by Spirent. CMC is Spirent's exclusive value-added reseller. CMC's recent acquisition of Illinois-based Flight Visions will also strengthen the company's position in head-up displays (HUDs), mission computers and control panels for fighter and fighter trainer aircraft, as well as rotary wing aircraft.

Jim Close, CMC president and CEO, says: "The acquisition represents an excellent opportunity to significantly enhance CMC's capability to become the value leader in military aviation cockpit systems. The addition of Flight Visions, with its very competitive products and software, will broaden our combined product portfolio and provide access to new customers and markets."

Source: Flight Daily News