There are some unfamiliar avionics products on the Esterline CMC stand at Paris. It follows the acquisition by Esterline of the aerospace and defence division of Belgium-based Barco. The former Barco avionics displays activities, as well as the training and simulation business, are being intergrated within CMC, and the Canadian company is presenting them for the first time on the Esterline stand.

As part of the integration, all display related capabilities are being consolidated into one Display Solutions product group that includes engineering, product management and programme management for all the former Barco avionics products as well as CMC’s line of custom electronics display products and advanced systems.

Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, says: “CMC is now the number one independent supplier of high-quality avionics displays. This recent acquisition underscores Esterline’s drive to invest in value creating technologies for our customers that will contribute to the company’s growth.”

Centrepiece of the CMC display is its Cockpit 9000 integrated digital cockpi for Lockheed Martin C-130 and other transport aircraft, which includes a communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) upgrade. The system provides “a comprehensive solution for all flight phases, from de departure to precision approach, and in full compliance with published international CNS/ATM navigational mandates and growth provisions”, says CMC.

Meanwhile, CMC has been awarded a contract by Iomax to supply its Cockpit 4000 avionics suite for the fleet of 24 multi-role Archangel aircraft selected by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force.

Source: Flight Daily News