Airborne Equipment

Air Data has developed the skills, tools and know-how to work as a highly valued partner with OEM manufacturers, from the preliminary study to the manufacturing phase of tailor-made avionics systems. Air Data also has a complete laboratory for environmental testing and qualification of its products.

Air Data’s innovations find their applications in various systems aboard aircraft and UAV :

  • Fuel Gauging and Management
  • Data Communications
  • Sensors and Detectors
  • Cockpit Display Instruments
  • Flight Control Equipment
  • Electromagnetic Actuators
  • Microwave Landing Systems
GPS Landing System Control Panel The GLS CP is a component of a stand-alone GPS Landing System using Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS) or Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) in order to provide precision approach ILS look-alike guidance along the Final Approach Segment (FAS).

Air Data Cabin Sensor Unit The Cabin Sensor Unit is a proprietary component embedded in the Liebherr Humispace unit; this product purpose is to increase humidity factor in the aircraft cabin.
Air Data Duct Sensor Unit The Duct Sensor Unit is a proprietary component embedded in the Liebheer Humispace unit; this product purpose is to increase humidity factor in the aircraft cabin.
Air Data Comm Interface UnitAir Data has developed and qualified a communication module named the CIU (Communication Interface Unit).

The CIU is used as an interface module to be installed between two avionics equipment operating using different communication protocols and speeds. The unit performs data conversion between ARINC-429 and ARINC-561 busses and vice versa. All the channels are processed in real-time simultaneously.

The CIU is based on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) that can be easily reprogrammed for new applications. A weatherproof aluminum casing contains the whole circuitry.

The first released CIU version allows BAE Systems Canada to install its popular CMA-900 Flight Management System on Boeing 747-300 aircraft equipped with 6-wire ARINC-561 navigation equipment.

The CIU firmware has been designed according to RTCA/DO-178B, level C and to the new RTCA/DO-254 standard. The unit meets the environmental qualification requirements of RTCA/DO-160D. Features

  • 4 ARINC 429 input busses
  • 7 ARINC 429 output busse
  • 3 ARINC 561 input busses
  • 4 ARINC 561 output busses
  • 7 configuration pins
  • MTBF 50 000 hrs at 35° C
  • Accepts 200 ms power interruption
Air Data OAT SensorAn OAT Sensor (temperature sensor) is selected to measure air temperature. The OAT probe is corrected as a function of the computed Mach number and the corresponding recovery factor of the probe.

Aircraft Printer ConverterThe Printer Converter is a network appliance whose function is to accept print jobs from a parallel port and to transport them to a network printer. It is particularly useful with computer that cannot be modified to work on Ethernet networks.