Rockwell To Provide Avionics And Pilot Controls On Russia Aircraft





Rockwell To Provide Avionics And Pilot Controls On Russia Aircraft

By Mike Mitchell
Rockwell To Provide Avionics And Pilot Controls On Russia Aircraft

December 22, 2009 - Russian based Irkut Corporation, part of United Aircraft Corporation has chosen Rockwell Collins to provide avionics and pilot controls for the new MC-21 family of single-aisle aircraft. The first of three aircraft variants is due to enter service in 2016. 

"The MC-21 represents an excellent opportunity and important strategic win for us as we aim to further strengthen our relationships with customers in this region," said Bruno Rambaud, vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Rockwell Collins.


"This win also marks our involvement with another important next-generation platform that features some of our most advanced avionics," said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems at Rockwell Collins. "Additionally, it reinforces our strong offering for the very competitive, high volume single aisle market."  

Rockwell Collins won these packages together with Russian partner companies Concern Avionica for avionics components and Aviapribor for the aircraft's pilot controls. Rockwell Collins will provide engineering support and a suite of complimentary avionics and pilot controls, including:

  Communication, navigation, surveillance systems including the Rockwell Collins MultiScan™ Hazard Detection System

  Information Management infrastructure including electronic flight bags and docking stations

  ARINC 664 hardware (avionics ethernet switch) and configuration tools

  Side-sticks controls, rudder/brake pedal system, flap/slat and speed-brake control lever modules, and trim control panel 

Aircraft development will begin in early 2010. Aircraft manufacturing will take place at Irkut Corporation's plant in Irkutsk, Russia. Avionics development will take place in both Russia and the U.S.

Irkut Corporation is a Russian aircraft manufacturer, member of the United Aircraft Corporation. It is best known as being the manufacturer of the Sukhoi Su-30 family of interceptor ground-attack aircraft. The company was founded in 1932 in the Transbaykal region in the Russian Federation. In 2008, Irkut made a net result of the equivalent of US$34.8 million. The company's revenue was of the equivalent of $US1.25 billion, 25% more than in 2007.  

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries.

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