Fri, Dec 19, 2003
For C-130 Hercules L100-30 Cockpit Avionics Upgrade
CMC Electronics has been selected by
the Dubai Air Wing as the avionics systems integrator for their
C-130 Hercules, L100-30 cockpit upgrade. CMC Electronics is teamed
with Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO), the prime
contractor for the project.
CMC Electronics will supply its CMA-900 Flight Management System
(FMS) as the core of the upgrade, while GAMCO is responsible for
all Program Depot Maintenance (PDM) inspection requirements, a new
cargo handling system, aircraft painting and the installation of
the cockpit upgrade systems in full coordination with CMC
The Dubai Air Wing configuration is a multi-sensor system based
on a fully integrated dual CMA-900 FMS, providing effectively 100
per cent dispatch reliability anywhere in the world, and seamless
navigation from take-off to final approach. This upgrade will allow
the Dubai Air Wing's aircraft to meet all P-RNAV (precision area
navigation), flight data recording and TAWS (Terrain Avoidance
Warning System) requirements. The CMA-900 features a color,
liquid-crystal multi-function display and includes CMC Electronics'
"We look forward to working closely with the Dubai Air Wing and
GAMCO on this very important modernization program," said Mr. Bruce
Bailey, CMC Electronics' vice president, commercial aviation.
GAMCO General Manager Mr. Saif Al Mughairy said, "We are
delighted to be working with CMC Electronics and are confident that
our reputation for quality and service will be reinforced by this
upgrade program for the Dubai Air Wing."
According to Dubai Air Wing Commander Col. Rashid K. Balhaul,
"We are looking forward to realizing the many economic, operational
and, in particular, safety-related benefits provided by the upgrade
of our C-130 aircraft."
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