C-130H cockpits to see new Collins Aerospace avionics systemNews
August 28, 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. has been selected by L3Harris Technologies to play a key role in the U.S. Air Force's C-130H Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2 (AMP INC 2) program.
The fleet of 176 C-130H aircraft, operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve, will be equipped with Collins Aerospace's Flight2 integration avionics system.
Once on contract, Collins Aerospace's Flight2 avionics will replace over 100 analog instruments in the current cockpit with seven multifunctional displays (MFD), three control display units (CDU), and a new digital autopilot.
According to the company, these new systems will reduce workload, improve the pilots' situational awareness, and improve the safety and reliability of the aircraft.