Rockwell Collins at Air & Space 2011: A world leader in tanker/transport avionics solutions
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – As the primary avionics provider for all U.S. Air Force tanker programs, Rockwell Collins brings its breadth of airborne communication and navigation solutions to this year’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition. Journalists are invited to Exhibit 311 to see why Rockwell Collins is a world leader in providing avionics solutions for tanker/transport aircraft.
The Rockwell Collins exhibit will feature our avionics upgrade capabilities, networked communications offerings and simulation and training solutions. Attendees are also encouraged to visit Boeing’s KC-46 tanker trailer located at Booth 652 in the convention hall, featuring a flight deck equipped with the Rockwell Collins Large Display System and Remote Vision System, which use both 3D and 2D technology to assist in aerial refueling.
Exhibit highlights include:
Flight2™ integrated avionics for military platforms
Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 integrated avionics system is playing a key role in modernizing today’s military aircraft. Flight2 transforms federated systems into a modern digital system and provides commonality with commercial aircraft. At the Rockwell Collins booth, an upgraded C-130 flight deck will be on display showcasing the advanced capabilities of the system. Our Flight2 System has been successfully installed on over 100 C-130s worldwide. Today, Rockwell Collins offers several tiers of Flight2 solutions to meet avionics modernization needs, ranging from stand-alone component upgrades to a comprehensive panel upgrade that delivers modern capabilities along with a path to future technology upgrades.
Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer with EP-8000™ visual system
Rockwell Collins Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer (VAPT) integrated with the company’s newest and highest performance visual system – the EP-8000 visual system – will be on display with re-hosted Flight2 avionics software demonstrating King Air 350, CH-47, C-130 and KC-135 configurations.
The VAPT and the EP-8000 are based on Rockwell Collins’ advanced CORE™ simulation architecture, a modular, expandable and configurable combination of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and PC-based hardware and software. The EP-8000 recently achieved its first Level D certification on a full-flight simulator.
ARC-210 Gen5 software defined radio for airborne military platforms
In April 2011, Rockwell Collins delivered its newest generation ARC-210 Gen5 radio, the first-to-market airborne radio that provides software-defined networking capabilities and cryptographic modernization features. This radio recently completed the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) satellite communications testing, a first step in providing a communication solution with networking capability for airborne platforms.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
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