A Lockheed Martin L-100 Hercules transport aircraft assigned to the Peruvian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea del Perú) is undergoing full cockpit modernization upgrades at the US-based aerospace company Astronautics Corporation of America. The Lockheed L-100 Hercules is the civilian variant of the prolific C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft made by the Lockheed Corporation. Astronautics is the prime contractor for the FAP Avionics Upgrade Program (AUP). The Badger integrated flight display system includes six 6×8-inch electronic flight instrument/engine instrument and caution advisory system displays with dual engine data concentrator units.
The company is updating the L-100 with its Badger integrated flight display system, providing an integrated glass cockpit designed to maximize crew situational awareness with digital interfaces and displays, enhanced functionality, and additional safety features which provide information such as traffic, terrain, and weather. As part of the AUP, Astronautics is leading the systems integration of the flight management system, global positioning system, and autopilot/flight director from other suppliers, along with a complete suite of navigation and communication radios. Astronautics is further supporting the FAP with technician training, assistance with flight test, and program architecture and documentation.
Astronautics Corporation of America (ACA) is a US supplier, designer, and manufacturer of avionics equipment to airlines, governments, commercial and defense aircraft manufacturers, and other avionics systems integrators, established in 1959. Products are used for air, sea, ground, missile and space applications. Over 150,000 aircraft have been equipped with Astronautics equipment. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored solutions to help clients achieve mission success. Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.