Thommen AC32 digital air data computer chosen for AgustaWestland Grand New

Thommen AC32 digital air data computer chosen for AgustaWestland Grand New

1-May-2010 Source: Revue Thommen

REVUE THOMMEN AG has announced that the THOMMEN AC32 Digital Air Data Computer has been selected to provide all air data parameters for the avionics suite in the AgustaWestland Grand New helicopter.

THOMMEN’S AC32 Digital Air Data Computer has the capability to provide all the ARINC 429 labels required for today ’s new generation avionics systems. Its modular design, integrated solid-state pressure sensors and proven accuracy are among the features that put this instrument in a class by itself. The AC32 Air Data Computer is manufactured and tested to extremely high standards and has an MTBF of over 20,000 hours.

Commenting on the selection, Rudolf Iten, Vice Chairman of REVUE THOMMEN, said, “It is an honor to have been selected to be part of the avionics suite architecture for the AgustaWestland Grand New. It is the first light twin helicopter to offer such sophisticated avionics capabilities and will set new standards for the worldwide helicopter market. We are proud to be part of this development.”

REVUE THOMMEN AG has announced a contract award from Saab, the Swedish defense and security company. The contract is part of a major avionics upgrade program being performed by Saab for the Swedish Armed Forces on the SK60 training aircraft.

The contract calls for THOMMEN to deliver thirty-eight ship sets of instrumentation made up of Air Data Displays, Altimeters, Vertical Speed Indicators, and Mach Airspeed Indicators. Commenting on the contract, Rudolf Iten, Vice Chairman of REVUE THOMMEN AG said, “The contract specifications called for an upgrade solution that could be accomplished with commercial off-the-shelf products. Based on our previous experience as a supplier to Saab, and on the reputation of our product line for quality, precision and performance, we are uniquely capable of meeting that contract requirement.”

Delivery of the specified ship sets will begin immediately and continue through the middle of calendar year 2012 when the upgrade program is scheduled to be completed. Iten concluded by saying, “We have worked successfully with Saab on numerous programs. We are pleased to have been selected for this program and look forward to future opportunities.”

REVUE THOMMEN AG, based in Waldenburg, Switzerland with U.S. offices in Addison, Texas, is a 150-year old company that draws on years of Swiss-precision watch making to design and produce a complete line of high precision aircraft instruments. Today , THOMMEN products are original equipment on more than 100 leading types of commercial, military and business aircraft.

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