De Havilland Aircraft of Canada has announced that it has selected Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company, as lead supplier of integrated flight decks for De Havilland Canada’s CL-215T and CL-415 firefighting aircraft. The Universal Avionics flight deck system will support aerial firefighting operations with NextGen flight display, flight management, data communication, and connectivity systems.

This solution builds on the history and ruggedness of the CL-215 and CL-415 and will increase the functionality and effectiveness of this legendary firefighting aircraft family, which will now feature Universal Avionics’ state-of-the-art navigational instruments for enhanced safety and improved situational awareness.

In addition De Havilland has announced the purchase of Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) and Avionics Design Services (ADS), which have worked on Universal Avionics installations, upgrades, and modifications for decades. With facilities in Ontario at Toronto Pearson Airport and Region of Waterloo Airport, and other engineering team members located in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta, De Havilland Canada welcomes the addition of MC2 and ADS.