ATR obtains EASA certification for the new Standard 3 avionics for the -600 series of aircraft
Toulouse, France - The new suite has been co-developed with Thales
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted certification to the latest innovations, co-developed by ATR and Thales, which further enhance the avionics of the -42/600 and -72/600 aircraft. The “Standard 3” version of the ATR -600’s avionics will improve situational awareness and approach capabilities while offering pilots a more user-friendly interface, along with tools to optimise airlines’ operations. Standard 3 will be installed in new ATR -600s starting from the end of 2017. For the first time ever in commercial air transport, a Synthetic Vision System (SVS) will be available in the Standard 3 avionics suite. The SVS will enable pilots to have a greater situational awareness. The Standard 3 can be retrofitted in ATR -600s already in service, through a simple software upgrade of the avionics suite. As of today, nearly 400 ATR -600 aircraft are operated worldwide. Developed over the last two years, the new avionics are the result of the close cooperation between ATR and Thales. Both as a tier 1 system integrator, have designed a turn-key avionics system tailored to ATR -600s.
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