Rockwell Collins today announced that it has been selected by Piaggio Aero to develop an integrated avionics system with touch-control flight displays for the Piaggio Aero Multirole Patrol Aircraft (MPA).
In July 2012, Piaggio Aero was selected by ADASI (Abu Dhabi Autonomous System Investments − a subsidiary of Tawazun) for the development of the MPA, a new special missions/surveillance aircraft designed to meet the need for a robust and high-tech solution for land, coastal, maritime and offshore security. ADASI is managing complex programs for the UAE Armed Forces and forming joint ventures with internationally recognized companies to establish a national autonomous systems capability in the UAE.
“Rockwell Collins’ ability to customize integrated avionics systems for any mission profile, while empowering the pilot interface and bringing information to the flight deck faster and more efficiently were driving forces behind Piaggio Aero’s avionics selection for its new MPA,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This selection marks a continuation of the long-standing, successful relationship we have with Piaggio Aero.”
The Rockwell Collins integrated avionics system for the Piaggio Aero MPA features:
First flight of the Piaggio Aero MPA equipped with the Rockwell Collins Avionics system is expected in 2014.
Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Feb 18, 2013