(Montreal, Canada – Feb. 22, 2011) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC)’s second-generation SureSight® CMA-2600 I-Series™ Integrated Sensor System is now approved for use as an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) on the Dassault Falcon 7X. This approval was granted recently by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and follows the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the lead certification authority, received in July 2010. With these approvals, F7X operators can now take advantage of expanded operational credits afforded to aircraft equipped with an EFVS.
Greg Yeldon, President, Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “These certifications confirm the innovative technology and winning combination of capability, availability and performance of our SureSight CMA-2600 I-Series Sensor System. These approvals are the culmination of an exhaustive development program lead by Dassault, teaming CMC’s product with Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems’ Head-up Display technology."
CMC’s expanding SureSight family of integrated sensor systems includes the CMA-2600, CMA-2600i, and the CMA-2700, a higher resolution, increased capability sensor system that is currently in development. They are designed to meet demanding video performance, reliability and quality standards. CMC’s EFVS sensors continue to be the leading choice for airframe manufacturers and prime contractors. They offer enhanced situational awareness in adverse operating conditions and enable operators to take advantage of regulations expanding the operational capabilities of aircraft equipped with an EFVS.
Esterline CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the aviation market. CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois. CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Esterline employs over 9,000 people worldwide.