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Curtiss-Wright Includes DO-160 Commercial Aviation Environmental Testing for Latest Parvus® Computers, Routers, and Switches at No Additional Cost

September 16, 2014 | BY: John Wranovics

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New initiative goes beyond traditional MIL-STD testing for small form-factor COTS solutions to address growing demand from commercial aviation market

ASHBURN, Va.  - September 15, 2014 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has expanded the standard environmental testing regimen for its industry-leading Parvus® family of Computers, Routers, and Switches to include FAA-mandated RTCA/DO-160 environmental and EMI certification at no additional cost to the customer. Responding to increasing interest from commercial aviation market customers in its broad range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystem solutions, going forward, Curtiss-Wright will support civil aviation requirements by providing RTCA/DO-160 Qualification Test Reports for its latest and next-generation Parvus DuraCOR®, DuraMAR®, DuraNET®, and DuraWORX® subsystem products. The new initiative eliminates the additional cost that customers would otherwise incur from NRE-funded "delta"testing or "qualification-by-similarity"analysis of existing MIL-STD certified products. Support for RTCA/DO-160 testing across the Parvus product line promises to speed and ease the integration of these rugged SWaP-C optimized small form-factor line replaceable units (LRUs) into commercial airborne platforms.

"We are very excited by the market opportunities opened up by expanding our standard Parvus family product testing to include RTCA/DO-160 qualification,"said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "The commercial aviation market has identified the rugged SWaP-C packaging of our COTS compute and networking Parvus subsystems as a great match for many platforms. By providing the expanded testing we will speed our entrance into this market segment while delivering proven solutions designed for optimal performance in harsh airborne environments."

The new Commercial Aviation RTCA/DO-160 Qualification Test initiative will apply across the entire Parvus product family for the newest and next generation DuraCOR (computing), DuraMAR (network routing), DuraNET (network switching) products as well as combination solutions such as the recently announced DuraWORX subsystem. The first Parvus products to offer RTCA/DO-160 certification are the DuraCOR 80-40, DuraNET 20-10, DuraNET 30-2020, DuraMAR 5915 2X Series, DuraMAR 5915 3x Series and the DuraWORX 10-10.


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Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide.  For more information, visit


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Author’s Biography

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years experience in the management of media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

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