Collins Aerospace strengthens capabilities in the cockpit of 176 C-130H aircraft for USAF

Collins Aerospace Systems, an Iowa-based unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced it has been selected by L3Harris Technologies to equip fleet of 176 C-130H aircraft with Flight2 integration avionics system, the company said.

The fleet is operated by Air National Guard and US Air Force Reserve. The new capabilities will expand the company´s position as a global leader in C-130 modifications.

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. These new systems will reduce workload, improve the pilots´ situational awareness, and improve the safety and reliability of the aircraft. The new displays also make it easier for the pilots to overlay flight plans, see nearby points-of-interest and view radar and threat information.

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. 

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.