Boeing Defense, Space & Security Selects North Atlantic Industries' COSA® Architecture for Advanced Flight Control Computer for RASCAL Research Helicopter

Nov. 26, 2018

BOHEMIA, NY – November 2018 -- North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leading independent supplier of embedded electronic and computing systems, announces an initial contract award from The Boeing Company (Boeing) to provide a dual-redundant, Flight Control Computer (FCC) for the RASCAL Research Helicopter. The RASCAL is a Blackhawk that has been modified for fly-by-wire control systems research and is essentially an airborne laboratory for pilots and researchers. The FCC incorporates DDC-I’s Deos multicore ARINC-653 RTOS and safety-critical dual-redundant Time Triggered Ethernet, providing the most technologically advanced safety-critical FCC in the industry.

“For North Atlantic Industries, our selection as the FCC supplier represents a major step forward in our efforts to develop advanced safety-critical system solutions. This includes single board computers, multifunction I/O motherboards, function modules, and intelligent power supplies - all based on NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture ™ (COSA®) technology,” states William Forman, CEO of North Atlantic Industries. “The RASCAL program will demonstrate and expand NAI’s ability to manage complex, safety-critical programs and enable our customers to take advantage of NAI’s COSA® architecture for safety-critical applications.”

All work will be performed at North Atlantic Industries’ Bohemia, NY facilities.

NAI is a specialized provider of embedded electronics, power supplies and computing for sense & response intensive, military and aerospace applications. We accelerate our clients’ time-to-mission with a unique approach based on our Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) that delivers the best of both worlds: custom solutions from standard COTS components. For over 50 years, companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged our capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at

For Immediate Release Contact:
Tony Sciacca
North Atlantic Industries, Inc.
[email protected]

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