- Move from analog to digital flight deck and avionics technology boosts mission efficiency by increasing access to worldwide airspace
SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2014 â€“
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the allianceâ€™s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane.
The new technology ensures compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements, giving the aircraft broader access to airspace around the world.
â€œIncreasing airspace access means greater mission efficiency by saving time and fuel during operations,â€