China Eastern Airlines selects Rockwell Collins avionics for 50 Airbus A320s

China Eastern Airlines has selected a host of Rockwell Collins avionics, including its WXR-2100 MultiScan™ Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 50 new Airbus A320s. Deliveries are expected to begin this year.

“This win highlights the high level of trust that we have built with China Eastern for the last three decades,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “The advanced avionics they’ve selected for their new A320s will enable them to fly more precise routes while avoiding inclement weather – which is increasingly important as China’s aviation infrastructure evolves and airline traffic increases in the region.”

Rockwell Collins’ award-winning MultiScan Threat Detection System is a fully automatic, hands-free airborne radar system. MultiScan provides optimal clutter-free weather information that reduces pilot workload and enhances safety and passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters.

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The advanced GLU-925 is the first MMR certified for precision landing using either Global Navigation Satellite Systems or Instrument Landing Systems. The GLU-925 is the primary navigation sensor for all phases of flight, and meets the stringent Required Navigation Performance requirement of 0.1 n.m.

China Eastern Airlines also selected the following Rockwell Collins avionics:

  • ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder
  • CPL-920D High Speed Digital Antenna Coupler
  • DME-900 Distance Measuring Equipment
  • HFS-900D High Speed Data Radio
  • SAT-2100 SATCOM
  • VHF-2100 Very High Frequency Transceiver
  • VOR-900 VHF Omnidirectional Radio

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Feb 9, 2012