CMC to Launch Engine Display Program at Farnborough

July 17, 2002, 11:30EDT
Wichita, Kan., -- CMC Electronics Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada will begin their sales and marketing efforts for the AvVance Engine Instrument Display System, manufactured by Spirent Systems, at this year's Farnborough International exhibition, 22-28 July.

"Spirent has a very competitive Engine Instrument Display System, and we are very pleased to be the exclusive distributor of their AvVance system to the global commercial air transport market," explained Bruce Bailey, Vice President, Aviation Electronics, CMC Electronics.

CMC Electronics, as Spirent's exclusive value-added reseller, will distribute AvVance for the currently TSO and STC approved aircraft types in the commercial air transport market. These approved aircraft types include: 747-100, 747-200, 747-300, 747-SR, 747-SP, DC-10-30 and DC-10-40.

The AvVance Engine Instrument Display translates data an aircraft generates enabling operators to save millions of dollars in engine repair and replacement costs. AvVance is designed to read and display a variety of engine parameters displayed on an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD). AvVance also provides real-time data and exceedance recording capabilities, allowing maintenance crews to download and analyze engine performance after each flight, reducing reliance on pilot reporting and extending service life.

Spirent Systems has over 100 AvVance units delivered to commercial airlines and cargo operators in North America. The AvVance uses existing sensors and connectors and occupies the existing space envelope.

CMC Electronics Inc. designs and produces leading technology electronic products for the aviation, communications, infrared sensing, global positioning and space markets. CMC is recognized worldwide for its systems integration and cockpit avionics modernization solutions for commercial and military aircraft. Its principal locations are in Montreal, Ottawa, Cincinnati and Sugar Grove, IL, further to the acquisition of Flight Visions. The company's capabilities are broadened by it subsidiaries, NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Alberta, and Northstar Technologies in Acton, Massachusetts.

Further information about CMC Electronics can be found at

Spirent Systems is an integrated worldwide aviation product and support group, providing aircraft and ground based Information Management Solutions satisfying customer requirements in Flight, Maintenance and Cabin Operations. Utilizing skills in Airline Operations, Problem Analysis, Systems Integration, Networking, and Application Development, solutions have included: Cockpit, Maintenance and Cabin Workstations and Displays, Aircraft Servers, MRO and Custom Software Applications, Engine Instruments and Displays, FOQA applications, Air Data Computers, and e-Flight Solutions.

Further information about Spirent Systems can be found at

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