C-130 AMP Spreads Its Wings

By Paul Parkinson

Last week Boeing issued a press release about the maiden flight of the C-130 Avionics Modernisation Programme (AMP) aircraft. The
C-130 AMP
(GlobalSecurity.org) will extend the capability of many years to come
by replacing federated systems with digital systems employing an
Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) architecture using ARINC 653.

This is also a proud moment for Wind River, because back in 2001
we started the developed of a new ARINC 653-compliant version of
VxWorks for C-130 AMP to enable Smiths Aerospace to host multiple
avionics applications onto a single computing platform, reducing system
weight and volume, and reducing obsolescence issues.

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