Curtiss-Wright Acra KAM-500 Brochure
Curtiss-Wright is the largest rugged aerospace data acquisition provider in the world, with decades of experience as a trusted, proven leader in aviation technology. The Acra KAM-500 data acquisition system (DAS) is one of our most widely installed aerospace lines with over 14,000 systems shipped worldwide to date.
The Problem of Obsolete Avionics
Aircraft designed in the last century were expected to have a service life of 20 to 30 years; however, many aircraft are being flown longer or upgraded for life extension. One issue that fleet owners face for their older aircraft is the obsolescence of avionics systems. This paper presents different strategies for addressing this growing problem, including replacing obsolete line replaceable units (LRUs) using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.