IN BRIEF: Curtiss-Wright seeks to own aircraft sensor data management market with creation of avionics and electronics unit

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. "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.

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