The transport aircraft An-124 and An-148/158/178 will have modern avionics by Canadian company Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC). UKROBORONPROM SE “Antonov” has signed two key contracts with Canadian company. The event took place in the framework of the International Aerospace Salon "FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW-2016″, UK.
Under the terms of the first contract, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS), CMA-5024 GPS Sensor and MFD-2068 Multi-Function Display in a dual configuration for the upgrade of seven AN-124 aircraft. For the second contract, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply dual CMA-9000 FMSs as well as five MFD-3068 Multi-Function Displays for a quantity of sixty, new production AN-148/158/178 aircraft, for commercial and military use.
Michel Potvin, President, Esterline Avionics Systems, said: “We are very proud that Antonov has selected our avionics system solutions for this family of transport aircraft. This is a key endorsement of our core navigational systems expertise and pedigree,” – said Michel Potvin, President of Esterline Avionics Systems.
The latest generation CMA-9000 Flight Management will provide these Antonov transport aircraft with multi-sensory based navigation and enhanced operational capability. The CMA-9000’s large navigation database capability offers flexible global operations and will allow the aircraft to make the most efficient use of the airspace. An’s will comply with the forecasted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for the Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system. Esterline CMC Electronics’ high-performance FMS systems are in service with over 60 military and civil operators.
Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Canada was signed in Kyiv by First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv and Minister of International Trade of Canada Chrystia Freeland.
Farnborough Airshow-2016 is the exhibition of aircraft of all types and purposes, aerospace engines, satellites, aircraft repair and maintenance, radar and surveillance systems, avionics and ground equipment, etc. Being the largest expo in the UK, the exhibition is held every two years and is one of the major ones in the world.