Collins Aerospace has received new Conformance Certificates from The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) for two software products.
The Collins Aerospace Mission Flight Management Software (MFMS-1000) and Localizer Performance and Vertical Guidance Calculator (LPVC-1000), which provide mature software centric solutions on multiple aircraft types, are two of three Collins software applications to receive the certification, marking one of the highest completion rates in the industry. Collins’ Avoidance Re-router (ARR-7000) software product was the first to be certified in 2017.
“These certifications are a major milestone for us because they align with the Department of Defense’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) standards,” said Dave Schreck, vice president and general manager for Military Avionics and Helicopters at Collins Aerospace.
“These standards have been put in place to ensure products are designed to reduce integration time and ultimately increase rapid, affordable deployments of innovation.”
The updated MFMS-1000 is designed to provide global civil airspace access with integration of existing mission flight management capabilities in a portable, software-only solution. Its design maximizes portability across disparate aircraft platforms while minimizing the time needed to field worldwide Required Navigation Performance and Area Navigation (RNP and RNAV) flight procedure capabilities.
The LPVC-1000 is a software component that enables fixed and rotary wing aircraft to perform more accurate satellite-based approaches and landings. These procedures provide savings in time, fuel and emissions for aircraft operators.
The flexible design of this software product, along with its conformance to the FACE Technical Standard, allows utilization of the LPVC-1000 across numerous aircraft types for all branches of the military.