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Rockwell Collins completes KC-390 software delivery

8th September 2014 - 14:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rockwell Collins has completed delivered of its Pro Line Fusion flight test software to Embraer for the Brazilian Air Force’s KC-390 aircraft, it announced on 3 September. The software will now undergo configuration control as part of Embraer’s aircraft systems integration.

The KC-390 is the first military application for Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system. The company was contracted to supply the software in April 2011.

The system is designed with large format displays, enhanced graphic capabilities and available synthetic vision, providing KC-390 pilots with advanced levels of situational awareness for enhanced decision-making and reducing their workload.

Alan Prowse, vice president and managing director, Americas, Rockwell Collins, said: ‘This milestone is very important for Embraer to progress to their first flight and exemplifies how the KC-390 team, led by Rockwell Collins do Brazil, continued its dedication to meet its commitments to this key customer on time, and with quality content.’

As part of its work on the KC-390 programme Rockwell Collins has established a programme management and engineering team in Brazil, co-located at Rockwell Collins do Brazil and Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos. The company is now manufacturing components for the KC-390 programme in Brazil.

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