A Partnership That Will Bring Strategic Advances to Esterline CMC Electronics
“The partnership established with the LARCASE (Active Control, Avionics and Aeroservoelasticity Aeronautical Research Laboratory) team, under the supervision of ÉTS Professor-Researcher Ruxandra Botez, a Canadian aerospace industry scholar, has allowed us to conduct research that we could never have done otherwise, for lack of manpower, funding and time”, explains Rex Hygate, Business Development Manager at Esterline CMC Electronics.
This multi-phase project has been instrumental in the development of the CMC CMA 9000 flight management system and display, for which the company was recently awarded its first purchase contract. The system was selected in part because of its vertical navigation ability, which was the subject of ÉTS students’ research work.
Thanks to their research efforts, those who participated in the project have developed and acquired skills that can be put to good use anywhere in the world. They have created a niche that will benefit both ÉTS and CMC.
“I believe this collaboration will result in strategic advances for our business,” added Mr. Hygate.
Effective Collaboration between ÉTS and CMC
“Research projects with LARCASE have been carried out with professionalism and efficiency. LARCASE founder Ruxandra Botez supervised all the work and was at all times fully aware of the team’s progress. Over the years, the ÉTS team has developed an operating method that keeps the pace of research going, Dr. Botez ensuring that there is constant knowledge transfer without requiring any CMC intervention,” concluded Mr. Hygate.