Swiss aerospace developer Pilatus Aircraft has awarded Canadian firm CMC Electronics a contract to supply avionics for its PC-21 next-generation pilot trainers.
The contract covers the delivery of flight management systems, SparrowHawk heads-up display (HUD) subsystems, and CMA-5024 global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers.
CMC’s civil-certified flight management system features specialized functions for reduced workload during flight. It complies with the latest navigation performance and satellite-based augmentation system standards.
The SparrowHawk HUD has front and rear cockpit control panels as well as HUD cameras. The subsystem comes with a symbol generator and video display unit for the rear seat instructor.
Meanwhile, the CMA-5024 GNSS enables automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast and high-performance satellite-based augmentation systems in all flight phases. The receiver is bolt-on equipment requiring minimal aircraft modification and a shorter integration timeline.
Story Courtesy of Roloef Manuel, Autor at The Defense Post. Photo Credit: E.T. Studhalter / PILATUS AIR