Rockwell joins Embraer KC-390 project

May 5, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 5 (UPI) -- Embraer Defense and Security of Brazil has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Pro Line Fusion flight deck for its KC-390 tanker/transport aircraft.

The Brazilian air force has committed to purchasing 28 KC-390 aircraft.

"This award is emblematic of our ability to leverage commercial avionics technology for military applications," said Dave Nieuwsma, vice president and general manager of Mobility and Rotary Wing Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

"With advanced technologies, including the largest format displays available, enhanced graphic capabilities and available synthetic vision, our Pro Line Fusion flight deck will provide KC-390 pilots with the highest levels of situational awareness while reducing their workload to ensure mission success."

The KC-390 avionics system features key technology advancements and smart integration that provide flexibility.

"Strategically, this award means a great deal to Rockwell Collins as it builds upon more than 35 years of serving the rapidly growing Brazilian military and civil aviation industry, including the very strong relationship we've built with Embraer," said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and managing director, Americas, Rockwell Collins International and Service Solutions.

Standard features on the KC-390 flight deck include: five high-resolution 15-inch diagonal liquid crystal displays, Integrated Flight Information Systems with electronic charts and enhanced maps, advanced Flight Management Systems with Wide Area Augmentation System that supports Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance approaches and Required Navigation Performance capabilities, advanced graphical flight planning capability and an Information Management System for databases and wireless interactivity with the ground infrastructure.

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