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Goodrich to provide additional KC-390 equipment

9th May 2012 - 12:33 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Goodrich Corporation has revealed that it has been selected to provide additional equipment for the Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft. The company’s Sensors and Integrated Systems teams will provide the air data system, ice detector, windshield ice protection controller, and the fuel quantity gauging and control system under a contract announced 7 May, 2012.

Goodrich has already been selected to design and manufacture state of the art electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), electro-backup hydrostatic actuators (EBHAs), actuator electronics and electrical controls for the fully integrated, fly-by-wire, primary flight control system of the aircraft.

According to the company, the air data system includes multi-function SmartProbe products and total air temperature sensors. The SmartProbe air data system provides critical air data parameters to the aircraft's flight control system, pilot displays and other air data dependent systems. SmartProbe air data sensing technology integrates multi-function sensing probes, pressure sensors and air data computer processing.

The ice detectors advise flight crews of ice build-up for activation of the aircraft's ice protection system. The internally-mounted windshield ice protection controllers ensure the windshield and cockpit windows remain free of condensation and ice, and help conserve power by regulating and distributing only the level of power required for the existing conditions.

The fuel quantity gauging and control system provides data on the fuel quantity on-board the aircraft. The system is optimized for flight deck control of both on-ground and in-flight fuelling and defueling; and built-in test and fault detection capabilities are integrated into the system.

Initial hardware deliveries of the equipment are expected to begin in 2013.

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