Esterline CMC Electronics selected for C-27J flight management system

Alenia Aermacchi announced on Monday that it has selected Montreal-based Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) to provide the flight management system for its global C-27J Spartan fleet.

The decison also means that CMC, which last fall joined the team bidding the C-27J for Canada’s fixed-wing search and rescue program, will provide the FMS for the Canadian version.

Alena selected CMC for what is being called Team Spartan in September to provide its TacView Portable Mission Display and SureSight Enhanced Vision System sensor for Canada program.

CMC’s flight management system is certified for use on commercial and military aircraft and is part of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s A310 Polaris fleet upgrade.

“The addition of CMC as the provider of the flight management system reinforces Team Spartan’s commitment to building and strengthening a strong Canadian supply chain and leverages the strong avionics and system integration capabilities of Esterline CMC Electronics,” said Ben Stone, president and chief executive officer of Alenia Aermacchi North America.

“This is a prestigious recognition for us, to be selected by a world-class OEM as the FMS provider for their worldwide fleet requirements,” added Greg Yeldon, president of Esterline CMC Electronics. “It is a gratifying endorsement of our core navigational expertise, at a time when CNS/ATM requirements will drive avionics modernization programs in both commercial and military aircraft in both the short term and foreseeable future.”

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