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CMC Electronics Makes Headlines at Asian Aerospace 2006

Asian Aerospace 2006 - CMC Electronics Inc. has made some important contract announcements at the Asian Aerospace show in Singapore.


September 19, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

MONTREAL AND OTTAWA, Feb. 21 /CNW Telbec/ – Asian Aerospace 2006 – CMC Electronics Inc. has made some important contract announcements at the Asian Aerospace show in Singapore this week. Japan Airlines (JAL) International is the launch customer for CMC's new, compact Satellite Communications antenna system known as SatLite(TM) for the long-range B737-800 aircraft. JAL has ordered thirty 737-800 aircraft. Compared with the first-generation of Inmarsat high gain antennas, SatLite is very compact, measuring 6.7 cm high by 93.7 cm long by 33.3 cm wide. CMC has developed the new antenna in response to the new ARINC 781 specification for lightweight L-band Satcoms
for single-aisle airliners and business aircraft.

Japan Airlines stated that: "JAL selected CMC's SatLite because of its superior technical qualities and in recognition of CMC's industry-leading Satcom expertise and track record of delivering highly reliable, quality products on time."

CMC Electronics also announced a teaming agreement with Jeppesen whereby industry leading Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) components from each company will be integrated to produce a Class 2 avionics grade product that is at the head of its class. CMC's PilotView(R) EFB, combined with Jeppesen's EFB software
applications and data services, constitute a powerful and innovative solution for the commercial aviation market.

A production contract to supply CMC Electronics' CMA-2082F Avionics Management System for the German Air Force Tornado midlife improvement program was made public at the show. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2006 and be completed by 2008 for the fleet of 85 Tornado aircraft. CMC was awarded a contract for the design, development and limited production for the initial phase of this program in 2001.

CMC announced its selection by Sikorsky Aircraft to provide its latest generation Aircraft Management System (AMS) for the Canadian Forces CH148 Cyclone. Sikorsky will supply the multi-role helicopters for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter (MHP) project. The planned fleet of 28 helicopters will be equipped with two CMC Electronics AMSs per aircraft.

CMC's integrated cockpit was on display in the Raytheon Beechcraft T6-B next generation military trainer at the Asian Aerospace show. CMC was recently awarded a contract by Raytheon as the prime contractor for the avionics system integration of the T-6B.

As avionics systems integrator for the new Aermacchi M-311 jet trainer, CMC Electronics' integrated avionics suite was also on display in the M-311 aircraft on show at Asian Aerospace. CMC Electronics promoted its cockpit systems integration expertise and complete range of avionics, Satcom antennas, GPS receivers, electronic flight bag and enhanced vision systems at its booth in the Canadian pavilion.

CMC Electronics 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, Que.; Ottawa, Ont.; and Chicago, IL. CMC is a private company controlled by an investor group led by ONCAP L.P, a CDN $400 million investment fund established by Onex Corporation and a number of leading Canadian financial
institutions. Onex is a diversified company with annual consolidated revenues of approximately CDN $16 billion and consolidated assets of approximately CDN $14 billion, and is one of Canada's largest companies with global operations in the service, manufacturing and technology industries.