Sep 29, 2006 Aerospace & Defense

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
( 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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