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PARIS 2009: Bombardier adds suppliers for CSeries

16th June 2009 - 20:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Bombardier Aerospace has announced another 17 suppliers for the CSeries aircraft programme.

These suppliers join others which were previously announced, and which will contribute to the development of the CSeries aircraft family as it moves towards entry into service in 2013.

CAE will first provide a comprehensive suite of engineering services and simulation-based technology tools to support the design, testing and certification of the CSeries aircraft platform as part of Bombardier's Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) programme. Thereafter, CAE will build prototype CSeries aircraft full flight simulator and CAE Simfinity devices.

Esterline Control Systems will provide integrated cockpit control panels. The 14 Korry panels, which will use Esterline Control Systems' Opticon solid-state switching technology, are used to control the operation of various aircraft functions, including the hydraulic, fuel, electrical and lighting systems.

Goodrich has been selected to provide its next-generation SmartProbe air data system, ice detection system and external, cockpit and maintenance lighting systems. SmartProbe provides all critical air data parameters for the aircraft's flight control, pilot display and other systems. The primary ice detection system advises flight crews of ice buildup for activation of the ice protection system at the optimal time.

Hamilton Sundstrand will provide the electrical system and be responsible for designing and qualifying the electric power generation system, as well as the primary and secondary power distribution systems.

Honeywell will supply the inertial reference system (IRS) and the auxiliary power unit (APU), while Kidde Aerospace & Defense will be responsible for the integrated fire protection system. The Kidde turnkey solution includes an array of fire protection equipment such as advanced technology smoke detectors, fire detectors, environmentally-friendly fire extinguishers and integrated control electronics.

L-3 Aviation Recorders will design, develop, qualify and manufacture the state-of-the-art voice and flight data recording system. The system provides very high fidelity flight crew voice recording capability along with digital air traffic and ground control data message recording, and flight data recording at the highest data rates possible for new-design aircraft. The L-3AR CVR and FDR products and accessories ensure full compliance with all FAA and Transport Canada requirements.

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the complete landing gear system which includes the main and nose landing gears, the landing gear control and indication system, the alternate release system, the proximity sensing system and the steering control system.

Magnaghi & Salver of Italy will provide composite inboard/outboard flaps, spoilers and main landing gear doors.

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems will be responsible for the design, development and manufacture of the wheels, electromechanically actuated carbon brakes, and the brake control system. The systems are designed to provide expanded capabilities when compared to a hydraulic braking system with additional features including brake wear monitoring, enhanced system redundancy and facilitated aircraft dispatch.

Panasonic Avionics has been selected to supply the cabin management and passenger address system (CMS). The CMS, with its highly integrated digital architecture, allows control, monitoring and diagnostics of numerous aircraft cabin functions, including temperature and lighting. The CMS also provides a complete embedded digital audio solution offering passenger address, interphone and PRAM (Pre-Recorded Announcements and Music) capabilities to the CSeries aircraft passengers, cabin and flight crew.

Parker Air & Fuel Division will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the fuel tank inerting system. This displaces the oxygen located in the aircraft fuel tank to increase safety.

Senior Aerospace BWT will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the low pressure air distribution systems for the CSeries cabin and cockpit environmental control systems (ECS). The low pressure ducting system brings fresh air into the aircraft for various purposes such as conditioned air supply, cabin air re-circulation, flight deck instrumentation cooling, avionics ventilation and windshield demisting.

Senior Aerospace will design and manufacture the high pressure (HP) bleed air and ram air ducting systems, Sonaca the fixed leading edges, slats and tracks and Spirit AeroSystems the design, manufacturing and testing of the complete pylons for the aircraft.

Finally, Woodward MPC will be responsible for the design and production of the throttle quadrant assembly (TQA) which acts as the direct link for the control of the engine thrust and is located in the cockpit suite.

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