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We specialize in modernization programs for special military and para-military aircraftcivil modernization projects and the sale and service of avionics.

We provide a comprehensive solution from the supply of modern equipment, installation and certification to the training of airline personnel on aircraft and helicopters.

 


Sales and service of avionics

Example references

  • Delivery of Martin-Baker Mk-10 ejection seats spare parts for Galeb G4 and Orao J-22 of Serbian Air Force – 2019 direct contract between CLS and Serbian MoD.
  • 2016 Delivery of former HIS (Helmet Integrated Systems, now GENTEX) ALPHA 900 pilot helmets for Slovenian Police helicopter unit.

CLS was selected as main avionics supplier for Airbus Poland in Warszawa- PZL 130 Orlik upgrade program (16 + 20 x aircrafts has been modernized). The following Bendix King avionics equipment was involved:

  • ADF + antennas
  • DME + indicators
  • KMT112 Flux Valves
  • audiopanels

Other customers in this category are PZL Mielec (Poland), AeroVodochody (Czech Republic), etc…


Based on the customer requirements CLS is able to deliver for example both Dynon glass cockpit for WT9 Dynamic aircraft (Aerospool from Slovak Republic) and also GARMIN G3X Touch system for Skyleader 600 aircraft (Zall Jihlavan from Czech Republic).

Besides integrated glass cockpits CLS is delivering also KANNAD ELTs, RAMI and former COMMANT antennas (now Cobham), audio panels from PS Engineering, radios and transponders from TRIG + many others based on the customer requirements.

Other CLS bigger customers in this category are Aeroprakt (Ukraine + Polish branch), MAGNUS Aircraft (Hungary), TOMARK (Slovak Republic), AVL (Luxemburg) + other…


Military and para-military modernization projects

Zlin 143/242 of Slovenian Air Force

Volume:

  • 10 x A/Cs currently operated

Requirement:

  • To meet the latest EASA mandates

Solution:

  • Modernization of Slovenian ZLIN 143 / 242 done in 2018-2019 for Slovenian Air Force in the following scope:
    • Installing new PFD from ASPEN
    • Installing GPS/COMM/NAV GARMIN GTN650
    • Installing COMM/NAV GARMIN GNC255A
    • Installing new PS Engineering audio panel
    • Installing new ADS-B out compliant transponder
    • Installing new ELT 406MHz

Bell 206 of Slovenian Air Force

Volume:

  • 4 x helos currently operated

Requirement:

  • To meet the latest EASA mandates

Solution:

  • Modernization of Slovenian Bell 206 helicopters done in 2019 for Slovenian Air Force in the following scope:
    • Installing new PFD from ASPEN
    • Installing GPS/COMM/NAV GARMIN GTN650H
    • Installing COMM/NAV GARMIN GNC255A
    • Installing new VHF/FM radio
    • Installing new MB
    • Installing new PS Engineering audio panel
    • Installing new ADS-B out compliant transponder
    • Installing new ELT 406MHz

Zlin 143/242 of Slovenian Air Force

Volume:

  • 9 x A/Cs currently operated

Requirement:

  • To meet the latest EASA mandates

Solution / Reference :

  • Modernization of Slovenian PC-9M for Slovenian Air Force (2019+) in the following scope:
    • Installing new 1 x VHF 8,33kHz capable Becker radio
    • Installing new 1 x V/UHF 8,33kHz capable Cobham RT7000 radio
    • Installing new ADS-B out compliant transponder
    • Installing new ELT 406MHz

Canadair CL-415 modernization for Croatian Air Force

Volume:

  • 6 x A/Cs currently operated

Requirement:

  • To meet the latest EASA mandates

Solution / Reference :

  • Modernization of Croatian CL-415 for Croatian Air Force (2020+, in close cooperation with local MRO ZTC / ATC Company from Velika Gorica) in the following scope:
    • Exchange of old Honeywell Primus II RCZ units for new ones (8,33kHz + ADS-B out capable).
    • Exchange of old Honeywell Primus II RMU (Radio Managment Unit) units for new ones.
    • Replacement of old GARMIN GPS165 for a new generation one, GARMIN GPS175.

MiG-21BIS/UM modernization

Navigation:

  • VOR/LOC/MB/ (1x Honeywell KNR634A + KFS564A)
  • DME (1x Honeywell KDM706A)
  • GPS (1x GARMIN GPS400W)
  • IFF (1x THALES IFF TSC2055 Transponder)

Indication:

  • MFD (1 x SANDEL SN3500 EHSI display)
  • Clock (1x THOMMEN B18 clock)

Communication:

  • VHF/UHF(1x Rockwell Collins RT-8102 radio + control panel)
  • Audio Interface Unit (1 x AIU-21 unit, manufactured by CLS)

Testing Equipment:

  • AEROFLEX IFR4000/6015 test equipment
  • Specialized COMM test equipment in form of ruggedized notebook and MIL BUS analyzer

This project has been done in 2013 – 2015 in close cooperation with a maintenance and service facility authorized and experienced to carry out general overhauls and modification for MiG-21 aircrafts Although these aircrafts were designed and developed in the 60's of the last century, they are still operated by many Air Forces and there is a potential to upgrade their on-board equipment to increase their operational value.


Bell 206B modernization for Polish Police

System installation includes:

  • 1 x FLIR STAR SAFIRE HD
  • 1x Digital Moving Map RN6
  • 1x ECS HD Video Downlink
  • 1x Video Recorder
  • 2x Displays

W3A Anakonda modernization for Polish Border Guard

The project was contracted directly between CLS and PBG (Polish Border Guard), duration 2019-2020:

  • 1 x FLIR WESCAM MX-10
  • 1 x Digital Moving Map RN7
  • 1 x 1 x Video Recorder
  • 2 x NVIS compatible Video Displays (10" and 17")

The project was done for 1 x W3A helicopter.


EC-120 modernization for Lithuanian Border Guard

The project was contracted directly between CLS and LBG (Lithuanian Border Guard), duration 2018-2019:

  • 1 x FLIR WESCAM MX-10
  • 1 x Digital Moving Map RN7
  • 1 x Cobham audio panel
  • 1 x Video Recorder
  • 2 x NVIS compatible Video Displays (10" and 17")

The project was done for 2 x EC120 helicopters, a complete upgrade for first one, modernization provisions / preparation for the second helicopter.


EC-120 modernization for Lithuanian Border Guard

Navigation:

  • VOR/ILS/MB (2x VIR-32 + CTL-32)
  • DME (1x DME-442 + 2x IND-42A)
  • GPS (1x FF2101 I/O A+)
  • TCN (1x AN/ARN-153(V))
  • RALT(1x ALT-1000 + ALI-55)

Indication:

  • MFD (2x MFD-255K + CP-255K)
  • RMI (1x RMI-36)
  • Marker indicator (MKL-351)
  • CDI (1x KI-206, 1x KI-207)

Communication:

  • VHF/UHF+HQ (1x AN/ARC-210)

Barometric Instruments:

  • Altimeter (1x UI 5035, 1x UI 5934)
  • Vertical Speed Indicator (2x UI 7120)
  • Searchlight (1x SX-16)

Slovak AF L-39 modernization

The following Rockwell Collins systems were installed:

  • VIR 32 (1x)
  • DME 442 (1x)
  • CTL 32 (1x)
  • FDS 255K/CP255K (2x)
  • AN/ARN153(V) (1x)
  • AN/ARC210 (1x)
  • ADF 462 (1x)
  • CTL 62 (2x)

CLS a. s. performed system integration and supply of the equipment for the L-39 trainer upgrade program. The system is based on the active matrix LCD display technology and consists of DME, GPS, VOR/ILS, MB ADF and TACAN navigation systems. System exploits original gyro magnetic GMK 1AE system.


Slovak AF An-26 modernization

Navigation:

  • VOR/LOC/GS/MB (2x Rockwell Collins VIR-32)
  • DME (1x Rockwell Collins DME-42)
  • GPS (1x FreeFlight 2101)
  • ADF (2x Rockwell Collins ADF-462)
  • TACAN (1x Rockwell Collins AN/ARN153(V))

Indication:

  • MFD (3 x MFD-255K)
  • Standby instruments (CDI, RMI)

Communication:

  • VHF/UHF (1x Rockwell Collins ARC-210 radio)

Surveillance:

  • Weather Radar (1x Rockwell Collins TWR-850)
  • TCAS (1x Rockwell Collins TVI-920)
  • Transponder (1x Rockwell Collins TDR-94D)

This project is being done in close cooperation with a local maintenance and service facility authorized and experienced to carry out general overhauls and modification for An-26 aircrafts.


Czech Air Force Mi-171 modernization

Navigation:

  • VOR/ILS/MB (1xNAV-4500+CTL-32)
  • DME (1x DME-4000 + IND-42A)
  • FMS (1x CMA-9000 + CMA-3024)
  • DMM (1x RN6 + EN V)

Indication:

  • FDS (2x MFD-255EF)
  • MFD (2x BARCO MDU-268)

Communication:

  • VHF/UHF + HQ (2x TALON)
  • SATCOM (1x Aerophone)

Flight Instruments:

  • ADC (1x AD-32)

Czech AF W3A Sokol modernization

ČLS a. s. has successfully upgraded 10ea W3A Sokol helicopters with Digital Moving Map System.

Special conversion tool for national map environment use has been developed.

This project is result of mutual cooperation between ČLS a.s., PZL Swidnik, EuroAvionics and Barco engineers.


Serbian AF Lasta 95 modernization

Front Cabin:

  • DME (1x KDI572)
  • Audio panel KMA28
  • ADF (1x KR87)
  • XPDR (1x GTX330)
  • Display / Control unit GDU620
  • Chronometer (1x M850)
  • Engine monitoring + Stby istruments

Rear Cabin:

  • COM/NAV/GPS (1xGNS430W)
  • DME (1x KDI572)
  • Display / Control unit GDU620
  • Chronometer (1x M850)
  • Engine monitoring + Stby istruments

CLS a.s. was responsible for supply of the avionics and conversion of the equipment from the imperial units to metric ones which is in fact a very unique project. Besides that CLS a.s. has provided technical and installation support for the first power-up of the systems and troubleshooting during the installation.


Civil modernization project

BN-2 Islander Glass cockpit

Avionics upgrade using glass cockpit technology for Romanian customer INCAS (Romanian governmental reaserch instutute). It was done in 2016 in the following scope:

  • Garmin G600 installation
  • GTN-650 COM/NAV/GPS
  • GWX 70 Weather Radar
  • GTX345 XPDR ADS-B OUT ready
  • KN 63 DME
  • GRA-55 Radio Altimeter
  • Engine monitoring system

Beechcraft King Air B350 Pro Line 21 Upgrade

Upgrade program to fulfill EASA Mandatory ADS-B OUT and make LPV approaches available through WAAS GPS Upgrade.

  • Installation of WAAS GPS
  • Activation of ADS-B OUT
  • Upgrade to Pro Line 21 Enhanced
  • Synthetic Vision installation
  • Replacement of the cokcpit equipment
  • LPV approaches avtivation

L-410 Turbolet EGPWS Installation

Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System installation into L-410-UVP Turbolet:

  • Honeywell Mark VI EGPWS
  • TRA-45 + KRA-405
  • Cables + sensors
  • Tables and annunciators
  • Cockpit adjusting

Socata COM/NAV/GPS installation

Upgrade of the main COM/NAV systems for latest technology and mandates

  • GTN-750 Installation
  • New indicators VOR/ILS
  • Cockpit re-arrangement

Other examples of civil projets

Glimpses of our projects from the nearest past:

  • Airbus Helicopter EC-120 – full installation of Glass Cockpit Garmin G500 + traffic ADS-B OUT
  • Cessna 172 – installation of WAAS and ADS-B solution into Glass Cockpit Garmin G1000 Garmin
  • GTN-650/750 installations into various plattforms
  • TCAS II 7.1 delivery and instllation into various plattforms
  • S-MODE transponders with ADS-B out installations
  • SATCOM upgrade on Boeing 737-800
  • Anti collision systems installation
  • Position lights