Crane Aerospace & Electronics (Hall 4 Stand A21) is developing a new fuel control and monitoring system (FCMS) for under-wing tanks for the Pilatus PC-21 turboprop military trainer. The tanks are a requirement of the United Arab Emirates, which ordered 25 PC-21s. Crane’s Eldec subsidiary in France will be in charge, as it already provides the FCMS for the main tanks.
Boeing has selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics (Hall 5, Stand A20) to supply tire- and brake-monitoring (TBMS) and AirWeighs onboard weight-and-balance systems for Model 777 aircraft. Deliveries of TBMS-equipped aircraft began last month, while AirWeighs, which is to be a standard production-line fit on 777F cargo variants, will enter service when deliveries begin in late 2008.