Navy transport aircraft to use Rockwell Collins display

Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Aircraft Center in Greenville, S.C., needed a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) flight display to upgrade the U.S. Navy C-9 passenger-transport aircraft.

Jul 1st, 1998
Th Mae72300 5

Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Aircraft Center in Greenville, S.C., needed a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) flight display to upgrade the U.S. Navy C-9 passenger-transport aircraft.

They found their answer with the FDS-255 Flight Display System from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The display is a flat-panel, liquid crystal display developed as a stand-alone replacement for electromechanical indicators.

Navy officials needed to replace the C-9`s current display, which is nearly 30 years old, with a display that creates an easy path to integrate COTS, says Brian Watkins, a project engineer with Lockheed Martin. The Collins device enables the C-9 cockpit to display weather conditions and ground proximity. - J.M.

For more information contact David Yeoman of Rockwell Collins by phone at 319-295-5772, by mail at Avionics & Communications, Rockwell Collins, Inc., 400 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52498, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.collins.rockwell.com.

Click here to enlarge image

The FDS-255 Flight Display System from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will serve as the flight display for the upgrade of the U.S. Navy C-9 aircraft.

More in Home