Boeing selects Rockwell Collins for Canadian CH-147 service and support

The Boeing Company has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to provide avionics service and support for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F helicopters.

The Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit is featured on the CH-147F Chinook helicopter, which was delivered by Boeing to the RCAF in 2013 and 2014.

The firm fixed-price service contract takes effect immediately and runs through March 2018. As part of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will provide local avionics support equipment and engineering services on behalf of The Boeing Company to the RCAF 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, located at Canadian Forces Garrison Petawawa.

“This contract continues our decades-long relationship with Boeing and furthers our commitment to bringing in-country service and support to the Canadian military,” said Lee Obst, vice president and managing director for Rockwell Collins Canada. “Our world-class service and support personnel will ensure that the CH-147 remains sustainable and operational for the RCAF for years to come.”

The highly flexible CAAS displays are optimized to provide superior tactical and flight situational awareness through embedded cognitive decision aids that reduce crew workload and improve flight safety and survivability with a highly fault tolerant design. The system’s embedded mission computing resources and mission systems software provide enhanced war fighting capabilities for the aviator.

Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: May 28, 2015