HBC, Esterline CMC to Enhance AT-6 Cockpit 4000 Suite

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) have announced that the modular, integrated Cockpit 4000 has been enhanced for HBC’s AT-6 Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. CMC’s Cockpit 4000 integrated avionics suite provides a cost-effective, advanced military aviator training solution. The CMC Cockpit 4000 includes an Integrated Avionics Computer, a Heads-Up Display, Up Front Control Panel (UFCP) and Multifunction Displays.

The enhancements to the AT-6 include breakthrough Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Global Positioning System (GPS) Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) Guidance approach capability. CMC’s IntegriFlight GPS Landing System is certified for GPS LPV Guidance approach operations. The addition of completely self-contained LPV approach capability to the AT-6 allows the aircraft to operate in the absence of traditional ground-based approach aids at remote airfields. CMC’s LPV solution provides a straightforward interface that behaves exactly like an instrument landing system, but with WAAS performance and availability.

“CMC’s record of routinely delivering tremendous capability on our very aggressive timeline is truly remarkable and is a great credit to the entire AT-6 team,” said Jim Maslowski, HBC president, U.S. and International Government Business. “The WAAS and UFCP integration are prime examples of how the AT-6 integrates proven off-the-shelf capabilities to perform new missions efficiently.”

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