EADS DS A400M Digital Map Generator accepted


The Digital Map Generator System (DMGS) from EADS Defence & Security (DS) has been certified for use on board the A400M military transport aircraft.

Approval for use in flight was granted as part of a first flight acceptance review carried out by Airbus, EADS DS says.

In parallel to this, conformity of the equipment with certification requirements was examined by the military aviation authorities. Due to the fact that the certification is based on civil regulations, general flight acceptance for all European airspace is also possible.

The first DMGS from Defence Electronics, an integrated activity of DS, was delivered to Airbus’ Toulouse site two years ago and tested since then under laboratory conditions. In this context, special attention was paid to checking the interfaces to other systems and meeting Airbus requirements.