IntegriFlight CMA-5024 Meets Most Stringent Standard For WAAS
Aero-News has learned CMC Electronics' IntegriFlight CMA-5024
aviation Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver was certified
recently by the FAA and Transport Canada to TSO-C145b Beta-3 and
The C145 Beta-3 is the most stringent category for Wide Area
Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation receivers and the C146
Delta-4 category allows these receivers to provide Precision
Approach guidance signals to the aircraft's autopilot and
instrument displays to execute a Localizer Precision with Vertical
The CMA-5024 is a ruggedized air transport quality WAAS/GPS
receiver specifically designed for easy retrofit and adaptability
to either existing or new build aircraft. Due to its compact and
rugged nature, and a predicted 40,000 hour
Mean-Time-Between-Failure, it is an ideal solution across a wide
range of aircraft, from helicopters and business jets to air
CMC says its CMA-5024 provides Space Based Augmentation System
(SBAS)/WAAS GPS navigation capability from departure to Non
Precision Approach that will comply with published Communications,
Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM)
navigational mandates and growth provisions. When coupled with a
compatible Flight Management System or the companion CMA-5025
control panel from Air Data, the CMA-5024 will provide LPV approach
guidance identical to Instrument Landing system (ILS) localizer and
glide slope signals.
"CMC has a significant market share for aviation GPS receivers
in the business/regional aircraft and air transport markets," said
Bruce Bailey, vice president, commercial aviation, CMC Electronics.
"This certification reconfirms our position as technology leader
for high-integrity aviation GPS technology and products."
The IntegriFlight CMA-5024 has numerous interfaces conforming
to ARINC 743A-4 and supports the new ARINC 743A-5/743B
Characteristics. As a sensor, the CMA-5024 provides
high-performance position, velocity, and time supporting all
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)
requirements, Primary Means Navigation, and Required Navigation
Performance – Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) capable Flight
Management Systems. As a result, any Flight Management System
can immediately benefit from the improved navigation accuracy,
integrity and availability.
The CMA-5024 is a self-contained GPS approach system that can
host two cycles of the entire world-wide WAAS approach database.
GPS Approach selection can be made from a suitable FMS or a
dedicated control head (CMA-5025). The CMA-5024 provides ILS
look-alike localizer and glideslope guidance signals, linear
deviations, and Distance to Go for seamless integration with RNP
operations, Distance Measuring Equipment look-alike Distance to Go
to the Threshold Crossing Point, and supports analog avionics,
autopilots and flight directors.