3 Oman C-130 Aircraft to Be Upgraded With Rockwell Collins Flight2 Integrated Avionics System Running on LynxOS-178 Real-Time Operating System
LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, announced the LynxOS-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) will be used in the Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics management system. The deployment of the Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will be for the Royal Air Force of Oman's C-130 upgrade program.
The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Royal Air Force of Oman C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements that are currently identified. Included in the avionics upgrade are new primary flight displays, state-of-the-art flight management system, autopilot, communication radios, navigation sensors and surveillance systems including MultiScan Hazard Detection Weather Radar, Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System, Terrain Awareness and Warning System and digital map. The upgrade of the three planes will provide the Oman Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world's leading C-130 operators.
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"The use of LynxOS-178 in the Rockwell Collins Flight2 system is the latest example of its pedigree in critical avionics flight deck programs," stated Robert Day, VP of LynuxWorks, Inc. "This is a testament that an open standards-based operating system can help maximize software reuse in airborne systems and can significantly reduce the time and cost of platform development and its subsequent certification."
Aircraft installation and integration will be performed by ST Aerospace, the prime contractor for this upgrade program, at its facility in Singapore.
Source : LynuxWorks, Inc. - view original press release