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Plessey Avionics and Communications

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of Ilford, Essex.

1974 Managing director F. K. Chorley; sales manager avionics M. I. Dodd.

Airborne UHF/VHF transmitter/receivers— PTR175, PTR377, PTR1721 and PTR170 (UHF only); airborne integrated data acquisition and recording systems including advanced large-capacity PV740 system for the Boeing 747, PV1573 system for ARINC 573 for Concorde and wide-bodied aircraft and comprehensive flight-test systems; aircraft weapon control and stores management systems; missile guidance systems; radar altimeters; target aircraft telecommand systems. [1]

1989 Plessey Avionics announced a computer-based inflight entertainment and telephone system which it was offering to major airlines with no capital expenses by the airlines and profits shared; the idea has originated with a company called Candlestar and had evolved from military hardware[2]

Later see GEC-Plessey Avionics

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Sources of Information

  1. FLIGHT International, 29 August 1974
  2. The Times Sept. 1, 1989