Rockwell Collins recently completed its first delivery of Pro Line Fusion® software updates for the Brazilian Air Force’s KC-390 program. This delivery marks the first Rockwell Collins delivery of this cutting edge civil aviation product modified for a military application.
Coupled with on-time delivery of over 700 KC-390 line replaceable units late last year, this software is enabling initial integration and test by prime contractor Embraer in support of a first flight later this year.
The KC-390 program, which belongs to the Brazilian Air Force and has been developed in accordance with its requirements, marks the first military application of Rockwell Collins’ highly advanced Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system, which entered the business jet segment in 2012. It also represents the highest content that Rockwell Collins has on an Embraer military aircraft.
In February 2013, Rockwell Collins achieved the completion of a successful Critical Design Review (CDR) at the Embraer facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
The company has also fully established its in-country program management and engineering team in Brazil bringing new jobs to the country. The team, which is fully dedicated to the KC-390 program, is co-located at Rockwell Collins Brazil and Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos. In addition, the company is now manufacturing display control panels for the KC-390 program in Brazil, again demonstrating its commitment to adding jobs and transferring technology to the country. Overall, Rockwell Collins has increased its employment by 35 percent in Brazil over the past three years, with plans to continue steady investment and growth as it adds new programs in country.
Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Mar 26, 2014