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FAA Approves System for L382G (Civilian C-130H) Cargo Aircraft

Sep 20, 2007

CONTACT: Don Furmanski (978) 988-4639

WILMINGTON, MA - ASB Avionics is using dual AMETEK Engine Interface Units (EIU) to transform analog engine sensor data into a digital format for its Engine Instrument Display (EID) System approved by the FAA for the L382G (civilian version of the C-130H) cargo aircraft. The EID system provides digital engine display capability to the previously approved Honeywell CDS/R Electronic Flight Instrument System and replaces 32 traditional two-inch round indicators with a single 8x10-inch flat panel.

The rack-mounted AMETEK EIU collects multiple analog signals from the aircraft engines and converts them to digital format. The EIU outputs the data over an industry standard ARINC 429 data bus that interfaces directly with the cockpit's multi-functional display (MFD). Each of the AMETEK EIUs has dual channel redundancy and is transferable from the EID to either pilot's MFD in the event of a display default. Data also is outputted directly to the Flight Data Recorder via analog and ARINC 429 signals. In addition, the EIU is able to store a host of engine parameter data to aid in trend monitoring and exceedence tracking.

ASB Avionics, Mojave, CA, has provided avionics service, support, retrofit, installation and custom fabrication to the commercial and military aircraft markets since 1991. Its Avionics Modernization Program has updated C-130 and L-382 cargo aircraft with state-of-the-art avionics since 2000.

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems, data acquisition units, power distribution systems, fuel and fluid measurement systems, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems. It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $2 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4639. Fax: 215-293-8996. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web Site: www.ametekaerodefense.com

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