DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 Nov. 2009. The Chilean air force selected Esterline CMC Electronics for the cockpit avionics systems upgrade of its C-130 fleet. As prime contractor, CMC is responsible for delivery of its Cockpit 9000 suite, including the supply of turnkey installation kits as well as all in-country activities such as touch labor, training, and support. CMC made the announcement this week at the Dubai Air Show.
"We are very honoured to work with the Chilean Air Force on this comprehensive modernization program," says Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics. "Our Cockpit 9000 suite has been engineered using the most advanced and state-of-the-art components available today in order to provide operators with unmatched operational reliability and maintainability for long into the future."
"We have been very impressed with CMC's flexibility in adapting its Cockpit 9000 to our specific needs while being able to schedule a very rapid installation turnaround," says Chilean air force Gen. Rojas. "As a result, we will be able to look forward in a relatively short time to experiencing the many operational, safety, and economic benefits that this modern cockpit will bring to our C-130 aircraft."