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Orbit Congratulates Irkut on MC-21 Maiden Flight

Russian narrow-body aircraft – built to compete with Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 – uses Orbit’s Orion™ audio management system

Netanya, Israel, June 1, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne audio management systems, congratulates Russian aircraft manufacturer, Irkut, on the successful maiden flight of the MC-21 passenger plane on May 28th. The MC-21 uses Orbit’s Orion audio management system, customized for Irkut by the UAC Integration Center.

“After many man-hours of development, working hand-in-hand with Irkut and the UAC Integration Center, the MC-21’s first flight was truly a momentous occasion at Orbit,” announced Orbit CEO, Eitan Livneh. “We are proud to have a part in this project with our Orion audio management system.”

About the Irkut MC-21

The Irkut MC-21 is a single-aisle twinjet airliner produced by Irkut with avionics supplied by the UAC Integration Center. Both are subsidiaries of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation.

About Orbit’s Orion™ Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is powered by a patented Dual IP Ring topology, which forms the foundation for Orion’s key benefits:

  • 3D Audio
  • Adaptive noise reduction
  • Voice-activated detection
  • Incremental scalability and flexibility to suit any size civil or military aircraft
  • Inherent redundancy
  • Reduced weight
MC-21
Audio Management System aboard the MC-21’s May 28th maiden flight by Orbit Communications Systems

About Orbit

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. is wholly-focused on precision tracking-based communications – in the areas of satcom, telemetry and remote sensing – and provides an innovative solution for airborne audio management. With certification by defense, government and commercial agencies, we deliver tailor-made, turnkey solutions at sea, on land and in the air. Orbit’s unique combination of smart design, high reliability and field-tested experience means that if you can conceive it, we can provide it.

Contact information

Orbit
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Head of Communications
ian.tick@orbit-cs.com

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