Rockwell Collins has completed the Thailand C-130 avionics upgrade programme, led by Thai Aviation Industries (TAI), to overhaul its communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) systems.

Over the past five years, TAI and Rockwell Collins have upgraded the cockpit and avionics on 12 Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft.

The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the RTAF with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting CNS/ATM mandates through 2020.

Included in the avionics upgrade are primary flight displays, flight management system, autopilot, communication radios, navigation sensors and surveillance systems including weather radar, traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS), a terrain awareness and warning system as well as a digital map.

The aircraft installation was designed and manufactured by Rockwell Collins, then installed and tested by TAI at the Takhli Air Force base north of Bangkok.

Source: Flight International