Esterline – Antonov deal
Esterline hit the Belgian newspapers this month with an order announced during the Farnborough airshow: Esterline Signed Contracts with Antonov Company for the Supply of High-Performance Avionics Systems for the AN-124 and AN-148/158/178 Aircraft
Under the terms of the AN-124 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 AN-148/158/178 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. This family of aircraft is based on the same fuselage and a common avionics solution. The AN-148/158 will feature a civil configuration; and the AN-178 will feature a dual use, civil and military cargo capability. The CMA-9000 FMS and MFD-3068 will provide improved civil navigation (IFR) features that will prepare the aircraft for the European 2020 Air Traffic Mandates.
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.”