Posted by John McHale
FARNBOROUGH, England 23 July 2010. Lufthansa Airlines selected the Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) IntegriFlight CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor for the retrofit of eleven Airbus A340 and six Boeing B747 aircraft. Replacement of the first-generation GPS receivers previously used on these aircraft with the CMA-5024, will enable Lufthansa to operate these aircraft in compliance with new Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) airspace requirements, such as those in force over vast areas of northern Canada.
"Being compatible with the latest air-transport ARINC-743B standard for such equipment, the Esterline CMC Electronics CMA-5024 is a GPS solution that is truly optimized for ease of retrofit on our fleet, given its form-fit commonality with our earlier generation ARINC-743/743A equipment," says Matthias Groth, Lufthansa's project manager.
The CMA-5024 is CMC's most advanced air transport grade GPS receiver. The CMA-5024 solution is certified for operation with the Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS), also known as the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) in the U.S. and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) soon to be introduced in Europe. CMC's solution supports aircraft operations to the tightest navigation standards of RNP0.1 as well as GPS-based precision approach operations known as LPV or Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance.