CMC Electronics Signs Contract to Supply Avionics for Pilatus PC-21s

Next-generation trainers are headed to the Spanish Air Force

CMC Electronics is supplying systems for Pilatus PC-21 trainers. [Courtesy: Pilatus]

CMC Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of cockpit systems including avionics, displays, and microelectronics, said it has signed a multiyear contract with Pilatus Aircraft for the use of its equipment in the Pilatus PC-21 next-generation trainer.

The agreement includes CMC supplying the heads-up display, or HUD, and flight management systems as well as a GNSS receiver. The contract award follows Spain’s purchase of an additional PC-21 single-engine turboprops, bringing its total PC-21 fleet to 40 aircraft.

“CMC Electronics and Pilatus have had a longstanding collaboration spanning over two

decades, with more than 300 HUD subsystems as well as more than 500 FMS and 300 GPS already delivered to Pilatus,” said Brad Nolen, vice president of sales and marketing at CMC Electronics. “The selection of CMC Electronics for this contract demonstrates Pilatus’ continued trust in CMC’s avionics solutions.” 

CMC Electronics also said the contract agreement “further solidifies its position as a trusted provider in the industry” as it looks forward to delivering its avionics systems to support the operations of Pilatus and the Spanish Air Force.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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