CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Pakistan Air Force officials are upgrading up to 11 C-130E and 5 C-130B aircraft with the Flight2 avionics system from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rockwell Collins will provide the integrated avionics suite; training and technical support during installation; and consolidated flight manuals, checklists, and maintenance supplements required to operate and maintain the fleet.
“Pakistan Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics onboard these aircraft,” says Dave Schreck, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Through our work with the Pakistan Air Force, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades.”
The Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics system will provide the Pakistan C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting current Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management airspace requirements, company officials say.
Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation flight management system with High Altitude Release Point and Computed Air Release Point precision airdrop software, a modern digital autopilot, SATCOM communications, navigation sensors, and safety and surveillance systems, including Weather Radar, Traffic Collision Avoidance System, Terrain Awareness and Warning System, and digital map. The upgrade will provide the Pakistan Air Force with state-of-the-art capabilities consistent with the world’s leading C-130 operators, officials say.
Work will be performed in Pakistan and is expected to be complete by 31 Dec. 2020.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins provides solutions for both commercial and government applications; among them are: flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.
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