CHRISTCHURCH, England, 13 March 2012. Executives of motion control specialist Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., are sharpening their company's focus on avionics and electronics technologies by standing up a new business unit based in Christchurch, England, called the Curtiss-Wright Avionics & Electronics division. Curtiss-Wright Avionics & Electronics will focus on rugged data acquisition, rugged data recording, air data, and sensor data management subsystems.
The new division seeks to concentrate on airborne sensor information management by separating Curtiss-Wright's efforts in avionics and electronic development from the company's Integrated Sensing group in Irvine, Calif., which specializes in displacement transducers such as linear and rotary sensors.
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“Our vision is to own the sensor data management on aircraft ... by combining the individual businesses in this focused division," explains David Adams, co-chief operating officer of Curtiss-Wright Corp.
The company's new Avionics & Electronics division will encompass Curtiss-Wright's effort in flight testing, airborne recording, rugged computing, and space applications. The division consists of four Curtiss-Wright business units: Autronics; Penny + Giles Avionics; Acra; and SES.
Curtiss-Wright Integrated Sensing, meanwhile, retains its emphasis on rotary and linear flight-critical low-powered actuation such as gear heads, clutches, brakes, position sensing, solenoids, and valves for hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems.