|[July 16, 2014]
GE Aviation and Barco's Defence & Aerospace division sign Collaboration Agreement for Future Helicopter Displays
FARNBOROUGH, England --(Business Wire)--
GE Aviation and Barco's Defence & Aerospace division have signed an MOU
for collaboration in the development of a new family of open system
cockpit display products, targeted at display and avionic system
applications for helicopters.
"This collaboration builds upon our experience with Barco in this sector
and our successful delivery of cockpit display systems for the UK
Wildcat, Merlin and International AW159 helicopter display systems,"
said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics & Digital Systems for GE
Aviation. "We will be able to provide customers with the most advanced
flight deck with embedded applications while driving efficiency and
reducing through life cost."
Barco will bring world leading cockpit display design and manufacturing
capability to be combined with GE Aviation expertise in thermal
management, graphics processing, application development and computing
in order to create a low profile, passively cooled cockpit display
system. This solution will deliver primary display system functionality
and be capable of hosting third-party applications within an open system
This collaboraion combines the companies' respective investments in new
technology with their experience in delivering integrated cockpit
display systems, open architecture ARINC (News - Alert) 653 computing platforms, and
expertise in the design and production of high quality cockpit displays
for a new generation of flexible display and computing products.
It is anticipated that the products will be integrated with an open
suite of development and integration tools enabling aircraft prime
contractors and application providers to collaborate in customising
functionality and optimising aircraft performance. The solutions are
intended to host existing applications from the two companies and be
compatible with industry standard ARINC 653 and Barco's MOSArt
"Barco is delighted to be working with GE Aviation on this innovation
and to continue their fruitful co-operation in this area," said Dave
Scott, SVP Barco NV, General Manager Defence & Aerospace Division.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading
provider of jet engines, avionics & digital systems and integrated
systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global
service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit
us at www.geaviation.com/shows.
You can follow us on Twitter (News - Alert).com/geaviation #FIA14.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization
products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its
own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and
Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE
Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about
4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in
2013. Visit Barco at the upcoming Farnborough International Air show at
London, from 14 to 18 July (Hall 1, stand A13-14).
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