Rockwell Collins completes ADS-B Out milestone on three NAVAIR aircraft platforms

ADS-B Out software from Rockwell Collins will bring the C-2A, E2-C and P-3C into compliance by the end of 2019 for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Click to enlarge

  • First time ADS-B Out software integrated with flight management systems on C-2A, E2-C and P-3C aircraft
  • Flight tests passed on all three NAVAIR platforms on first attempt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 6, 2017) – Rockwell Collins recently completed the implementation of ADS-B Out software on C-2A, E2-C and P-3C aircraft for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The certified software brings these aircraft into compliance with the upcoming ADS-B Out mandates required by the end of 2019.

“The mandates are quickly approaching and we’re enabling the P-3 community to achieve compliance,” said Dave Schreck, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We have a long history of success with each of these platforms, lowering the risk associated with this type of upgrade.”

The initial software underwent flight testing and was confirmed production-ready without any adjustments required. This marks an industry first for the implementation of ADS-B Out software on three different platforms within NAVAIR. This will also pave the way for other platform certifications with similar transponder types such as the C-130 and C-5.

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