Highly Configurable Air Data Unit Reduces Costs
September 12, 2016
The Enhanced Software Configurable Air Data Unit (ESCADU) air data computer holds 15 configurations for 15 different aircraft in one unit.
Video transcript for the hearing and visually impaired
All aircraft require air data computers. Fixed wing, helicopters and even unmanned aircraft require them under certain regulations.
This is Wilbur. Wilbur orders parts for a fleet of aircraft with many different aircraft types.
Wilbur must order air data computers with different part numbers containing different configuration settings for each aircraft.
Don’t panic Wilbur!
If only you could reduce the number of parts and part numbers you keep track of in your inventory.
There is a solution! Wilbur can opt for a Curtiss-Wright Enhanced Software Configurable Air Data Unit (ESCADU).
The ESCADU holds 15 configurations for 15 different aircraft in one unit…with only ONE part number.
When the unit is installed, it knows which aircraft it is on and which software configuration to load on start up using pin strapping.