Embraer chooses autothrottle system avionics for future KC-390 military transport jet from Esterline

Click to Enlarge

PARIS, 23 June 2011. Military transport aircraft designers at Embraer SA Defense and Security segment in São José dos Campos, Brazil, needed an autothrottle system avionics for the company's future KC-390 military transport jet. They found their solution from the Esterline Technologies Corp. Control Systems segment in Bellevue, Wash. Embraer officials made the announcement this week at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.


The KC-390 military transport jet's autothrottle system will have two throttles and integrated controls for controlling other systems. It will be designed to transmit the thrust demands from the flight crew or from the automatic systems of the aircraft to the KC-390's full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system, Embraer officials explain.

The KC-390, which should see first flight in 2014, is to be a medium-size, twin-engine military transport jet that will be the heaviest aircraft that Embraer has made thus far. It will be able to move as much as 23 tons of cargo, including wheeled armored combat vehicles. The Brazilian air force has ordered 28 KC-390s.

Sharing in the KC-390's development are the governments of Chile, Colombia, and Portugal. Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica (ENAER) in Santiago, Chile is part of the KC-390 program, and AERO Vodochody a.s. in Odolena Voda, Czech Republic, will manufacture parts for the aircraft.

The KC-390 will have a similar payload capacity to the U.S.-built Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport four-engine turboprop aircraft, and is expected to compete on the international military air transport market with C-130 variants.

For more information contact Embraer online at www.embraer.com, Esterline Control Systems at www.esterline.com/controlsystems, or the Paris Air Show at www.paris-air-show.com.


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO MOST RECENT WINNERS. "Nick from SPARWAR" and "Bridget from AOC."


Featured Slideshow

Evolution of the American soldier

The American soldier has come a long way since the beginning of the Republic 237 years ago. While uniforms for early soldiers were based on cost and utility, soldiers' clothing eventually considered ballistic protection, increasing storage space, protection from poison gas and other contaminants.

Related Products

F-SIM-LDR ARINC 615A Data Loader

AIT's F-SIM-LDR, or Flight Simulyzer Loader, is a complete ARINC-615A Data Loader development kit...

cPCI-1760-SW-4

AceXtreme® Bridge Device - Smart Protocol Converter

DDC’s AceXtreme Bridge Device converts avionics messages in real time between Ethernet, MIL-STD-1...

Related Companies

CES - Creative Electronic Systems SA

Has been designing and manufacturing complex high-performance avionics, defense and communication boards, subsystems ...

Boker's Inc

Boker's, Inc. can manufacture your flat washers, spacers and shims with an outside diameter from 0.080" to 12" and ma...

DLS Electronic Systems Inc

Provides EMC/EMI & Environmental testing to MIL-STD 461-A-F, MIL-STD 810 & RTCA DO-160-C-G, Boeing, Airbus FAA AC20-1...
Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

On Demand Webcasts

Engineering the VPX high-speed data path for physical and signal integrity

Join Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity, for an overview webinar of the standards, technologies and trends involving VITA and TE.

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE