The first test flight of a NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 integrated avionics system has been completed by Boeing.
The flight deck upgrade includes replacing the existing analog instruments with a modern integrated avionics system that meets the 2020 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) mandates. Rockwell Collins is providing large displays and controls, Flight Management System (FMS) and new communication and navigation equipment under the program.
“NATO and the US Air Force operate the largest AWACS fleets in the world. After completion of the fleet upgrades, their pilots will benefit from having the most advanced avionics to help them accomplish their missions,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins.