Curtiss-Wright to Provide Flight Recorders for AW169

By Staff Writer | November 1, 2012
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AgustaWestland has selected the Curtis-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division to provide the AW169 with accident data and voice recorders. The “black boxes” were installed for the flight-testing phase of the new helicopter variant, “mounting directly to the airframe,” according to David Adams, co-chief operating officer for CWC. Shipments for the series product line are set to begin in 2013. Adams added that this is the first CWC-AE division’s technology in use for the AW169. The CWC Penny + Giles business unit will manufacture the products under this contract at its Christchurch, UK facility.


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