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Esterline CMC Electronics Celebrates Delivery of 3500th High Gain SATCOM Antenna System, Confirming Popularity of Its Industry Leading Products

/ -- FARNBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/16 -- Farnborough International Airshow - Esterline CMC Electronics (NYSE: ESL) is pleased to announce that it is celebrating an important milestone with the recent delivery of its 3500th high gain Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Antenna System. The milestone unit has been received by Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA) for installation on one of its B777 aircraft. This continues Saudi Arabian Airlines' legacy as one of the world's leading operators of this family of SATCOM antenna equipment.

According to a spokesman at Saudi Arabian Airlines, "In the mid-1990's following a rigorous selection process, we chose CMC as the exclusive supplier of SATCOM antennas for our multi-fleet (MD-11, MD-90, B747 and B-777) of aircraft. This is a testament to CMC's continuing excellence, throughout more than two decades, as a supplier of a product that meets our expectations."

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has been supplying SATCOM antenna systems to the aviation industry for more than 25 years. To date, CMC has delivered electronically steered phased array high gain and intermediate gain SATCOM antenna systems to approximately 120 airline customers as well as to OEM, military, corporate and VIP customers, for use with the Inmarsat satellite network. The decision by the company's valued customers to repeatedly equip their aircraft with CMC's SATCOM antenna systems further solidifies CMC's reputation as a leading supplier of exceedingly reliable, high-performance antenna systems.

CMC's latest high gain SATCOM antenna system offering, the CMA-2102SB, supports Inmarsat Aero-H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications services. The antenna's design enables seamless coverage, independent of aircraft direction, over more than 90% of the specified Inmarsat hemisphere. The CMA-2102SB antenna system has received Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadband approval and Transport Canada Appliance Type Approval.

CMC's SATCOM antenna product portfolio also includes the CMA-2200SB, a second-generation intermediate gain antenna system. This compact, lightweight, top-mount, multi-channel SwiftBroadband antenna fully supports Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadband and classic Aero-I satellite communications services. The CMA-2200SB has obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval.

The CMC Electronics (CMC) brand within Esterline Avionics Systems ( has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the military and commercial aviation markets. The company's focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (, a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide.