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Airbus Selects CMC’s Flight Management System

Feb. 11, 2008, Montreal - CMC Electronics Inc. has been selected by Airbus Transport International (ATI) to supply its state-of-the-art Flight Management System (FMS) known as the CMA-9000.


February 11, 2008
Carey Fredericks

cmcwebFeb. 11, 2008, Montreal – CMC Electronics Inc. has been selected by Airbus Transport International (ATI) to supply its state-of-the-art Flight Management System (FMS) known as the CMA-9000 for the retrofit of its fleet of five A300-600ST Beluga transport aircraft. The installation will consist of a dual CMA-9000 FMS, providing the aircraft with enhanced operational capability.

Jean-Pierre Mortreux, CMC Electronics president and CEO, stated: “The selection by ATI of our FMS for the A300-600ST aircraft confirms the capability of our product as the solution of choice for retrofit applications of this aircraft. Our new FMS has already been selected by Lufthansa for the retrofit of its fleet of fourteen A300-600 aircraft.”

CMC is a premier supplier of GPS-based flight management systems to the air transport retrofit market and a recognized systems integrator in this market. The company has integrated over 100 cockpits for military and commercial aircraft. The company’s FMS product line has been a cornerstone of its commercial avionics business for over 30 years. 

The CMA-9000 family of compact FMS variants is well suited for modern digital cockpits in fixed and rotary wing aircraft for both civil and military applications. The single unit CMA-9000 has civil certified multi-sensor GPS, INS and DME navigation capabilities and advanced communication functions such as Datalink.  It conforms to the ARINC-739 multifunction control display unit standard, making it suitable as a display and control unit for other systems such as ACARS, ACMS and Satcom.  It is the next-generation FMS derived from CMC’s successful CMA-900 FMS/GPS and CMA-3000 FMS. The CMC Electronics’ previous generation FMS, the CMA-900, is in service with over 60 airlines and military operators. 

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CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca ) designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the aviation and global positioning markets.  CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide.  Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois.  CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.  Esterline employs over 9,000 people worldwide.