Collins to support Portugal’s C-130H modernisation effort
Collins Aerospace has been selected to provide support to the Portuguese Air Force’s C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft modernisation effort, the company announced on 27 February 2019.
The company, serving as a contractor to the Portuguese aerospace company OGMA, will provide its Flight2 aftermarket avionics solution, which delivers cost-effective and low-risk CNS/ATM upgrade solution.
Flight2 transforms a federated analogue system into a modern digital glass cockpit that provides commonality to commercial aircraft. The avionics upgrade includes a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, required navigation performance/area navigation flight management system with high altitude release point and computed air release point precision airdrop software.
As part of the upgrade, Collins will leverage its Flight2 Mobility Mission Application (MMA) architecture, which allows customers to select from a super set of off-the-shelf capabilities. The MMA architecture supports customisation of the system to meet specific mission requirements and comply with regional communications navigation surveillance/air traffic management mandates.
By upgrading to Flight2, the Portuguese Air Force’s C-130H will be in compliance with the most recent International Civil Aviation Organization standards.
The Portuguese Air Force uses C-130 aircraft for a wide range of missions, including personnel and cargo transport and firefighting.
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