Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 56, Issue 6, June 2005: Product News

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MEMSCAP Pressure Sensor Systems has Taken to the Sky Along with new Business Jet



Grenoble, France and Durham, North Carolina - MEMSCAP announced its pressure sensor technology has taken to the sky along with Cessna new Citation Mustang.


Cessna, the subsidiary of multi-billion dollar company Textron (NYSE: TXT), has namely recently announced the successful first flight of its Citation Mustang - the company's newest entry-level business jet. It is equipped with MEMSCAP transducers for new lines of microprocessor-based instruments including a standby altimeter and airspeed that have been  specially designed for Cessna together with 3 Cessna direct suppliers.


This new Cessna Mustang that will be certified as a FAR Part 23 aircraft, with a maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet, is embedded with 8 MEMSCAP sensors that Company provides to 3 major North American Cessna Suppliers, such as Aerosonic (cf. Press release June 16-2004). This flight is of great importance for MEMSCAP whose business in aeronautics is gaining a strong momentum as the company is providing more and more key products to major players in this industry. The new Cessna Mustang thus contains 8 MEMSCAP new technology sensors, including TP 3100 pressure module transducers and SP82 sensors family, when the former aircrafts only were equipped with 2 to 4 SP 82 sensors.


MEMSCAP very modular aerospace products are designed for all the aeronautics control systems worldwide, and their applications range from engine control, altitude and cabin pressure control, air data, to altimeters, air speed and space applications. Best solution elected by European Security HASTAC Project, those products fulfill all the highest requirements for stability, extreme accuracy and performance while bringing added functionalities such as small size and small weight and the ability to execute the widest range of measurements, from very high to low pressure. The TP 3100 embedded in the new Cessna has also received the International D0178B level B from the Civil Aviation Authority in May 2004.


Cessna Citation Mustang business jet



Jan Hallenstvedt

General Manager, Sensor Solutions BU

Tel.: +47 33 08 40 00

E-mail: jan.hallenstvedt@memscap.com




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