Esterline supplies illuminated cockpit controls for Cessna Citation Longitude business jet
EVERETT, Wash. Esterline Control & Communication Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialized aerospace and defense company Esterline Corp. (NYSE:ESL) in Bellevue, Wash., is supplying all illuminated switch components and the overhead lighting panel for the cockpit of the new Cessna Citation Longitude super- midsize business jet manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc. in Wichita, Kansas.
Esterline products on the Citation Longitude cockpit include Korry 389 and 1380 LED pushbutton switches, overhead lighting-control panel, and illuminated knobs, as well as Janco rotary control products. These Esterline solutions provide a consistent human-machine interface (HMI) throughout the cockpit, in both lighting uniformity and tactile response from component to component, officials explain.
"Our advances in high-reliability control solutions and LED lighting technology have allowed us to support Textron Aviation's goal of offering its customers a state-of-the-art, cost-effective cockpit," says Mike McCoy, president of Esterline Control & Communication Systems' Korry facility.
Esterline Control & Communication Systems (www.esterline.com/controlandcommunication) designs and produces technology control and communication components and subsystems for today's advanced requirements, focusing on delivering high-reliability human-machine interface (HMI) solutions to customers across the globe. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corp. (NYSE:ESL), an international specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., that employs about 13,000 people worldwide.
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