Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Irkut Corporation to supply the flight data recording system for use on the MC-21 aircraft. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division will provide Irkut with the MC-21’s ISSKOR data recorder system, an integrated flight data acquisition, monitoring, processing and recording solution. The initial contract is valued at $21 million, with an estimated potential value in excess of $50 million over the life of the program. Shipment of the products is scheduled to begin in February 2015.
“We are very proud that Irkut has awarded us this important contract to supply the MC-21 aircraft’s fully integrated flight data recorder,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. “This agreement helps further our Avionics & Electronics division’s position as a leading systems integrator for advanced avionics solutions. The agreement also strengthens our relationship with Irkut Corporation and expands our business in Russia, one of our key strategic growth regions.”
“Curtiss-Wright’s data recording and acquisition systems technology will bring new state-of-the-art capabilities to the MC-21,” said Oleg Nesterov, Procurement Director SSJ & MC-21, United Aircraft Corporation. “We look forward to continuing our ongoing relationship with Curtiss Wright.”
Source: Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW)
Date: Aug 5, 2013