Rockwell Collins to deliver Panorama display for RCAF FWSAR

4 June 2018 (Last Updated June 4th, 2018 11:12)

CAE has selected Rockwell Collins to deliver the Panorama collimated display to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Rockwell Collins to deliver Panorama display for RCAF FWSAR
Royal Canadian Air Force’s CC-295 aircraft. Credit: Airbus Defence & Space

CAE has selected Rockwell Collins to deliver the Panorama collimated display to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Under the deal, Rockwell will provide its Panorama display for the CC-295 full-flight simulator (FFS), which will be delivered by CAE to support the RCAF’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) programme.

The display will be installed on the CAE-developed CC-295 FFS, which is part of the comprehensive training programme to prepare RCAF aircrews for their missions in the new CC-295 aircraft built by Airbus Defence and Space.

“The display has been designed for simulators that require a wide field of view, cross-cockpit views and side-by-side training.”

Rockwell Collins Canada managing director Lee Obst said: “This is a programme that helps save the lives of thousands of Canadians each year, and working with CAE and Airbus on training will be a critical component for the RCAF’s success.

“The configuration flexibility and enhanced realism of the Panorama display will help better prepare pilots for the new platform.”

The display has been designed for simulators that require a wide field of view, cross-cockpit views and side-by-side training.

The system helps provide unobstructed fields of view up to and including 225° horizontal by 60° vertical, which makes it best suited for critical aircrew training on platforms such as the P-8 Poseidon, NH90, C-130 and CH-47 Chinook aircraft.

Available in a range of sizes from 9ft to 11ft radius options, Rockwell Collins’ Panorama collimated display offers the largest field of view available using film mirrors.