A number of Rockwell Collins’ surveillance, communication and navigation systems for business aircraft have recently received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification to comply with European airspace requirements, including:
Rockwell Collins has also released Protected Mode Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (PM-CPDLC) software for its Communication Management Units (CMUs) and Radio Interface Units (RIUs). The PM-CPDLC software is fully compliant with Europe’s Link 2000+ mandate and is on track for certification on multiple aircraft platforms.
Rockwell Collins continues to develop enhanced operational capabilities that are aligned with future airspace requirements by working with key industry groups around the globe. The company has taken the lead role in assisting with advancing future airspace initiatives for avionics in Europe through collaboration with EASA, EUROCAE and Eurocontrol.
Key Rockwell Collins-assisted airspace requirement accomplishments in Europe to date include ADS-B Out for helicopters that operate over the North Sea and new GPS/EGNOS-based approach procedures, such as localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV), into Le Bourget airfield in France. The company is currently assisting in the development of LPV approaches at many other European airports.
Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: May 16, 2012