Airbus contract

Cobham Avionics and Surveillance, a division of Dorset-based Cobham, has been selected by Rockwell Collins to provide the Radio and Audio Integrated Management System for the Airbus A350 XWB.


Cobham Avionics and Surveillance, a division of Dorset-based Cobham, has been selected by Rockwell Collins to provide the Radio and Audio Integrated Management System (RAIMS) for the Airbus A350 XWB.


Business generated by the contract is expected to be worth $200m (£106.6m), including aftermarket support.


According to Cobham, RAIMS enables aircrew to control many of the aircraft’s communications, navigation and data-link systems through a single integrated interface, lowering pilot workload and saving weight and space in the cockpit.


Allan Cook, chief executive at Cobham, said: ‘Having previously been selected on both the A380 and A400M, this contract confirms Cobham as the world leader for high-end audio and radio-management systems.


‘Our highly integrated space-saving RAIMS system reduces pilot workload, weight, power consumption and life-cycle costs.’