Rockwell Collins lands avionics win in Brazil with GOL Airlines
Brazil’s GOL Airlines has selected the full suite of Rockwell Collins’ advanced avionics, including its GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) and MultiScan™ Threat Detection system, for 20 new Boeing 737NG aircraft. Deliveries of GOL’s new Boeing fleet are expected to begin in early 2014.
“We’re pleased to bring GOL a reliable suite of offerings that will deliver high levels of situational awareness, as well as highly efficient and predictable operations,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director, Americas for Rockwell Collins. “GOL’s operations will benefit from local support through our Sấo José dos Campos service center staffed by factory-trained technicians that specialize in avionics work for a full range of aircraft.”
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The win marks another important step forward for Rockwell Collins as it delivers on its commitment to increase customer and program support in Brazil, one of the largest and fastest growing aviation segments in the world.
Rockwell Collins’ industry-leading GLU-925 MMR enables airlines and operators to take advantage of evolving Required Navigation Performance (RNP)/Area Navigation (RNAV) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities. The GLU-925 fulfills the requirements for aircraft navigation position source, Category III Instrument Landing System (ILS), Category I Global Positioning Landing System (GLS), accessing RNP/RNAV airspace (down to RNP Authorization Required 0.1), and meets the GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.
Rockwell Collins’ industry-leading MultiScan Threat Detection System – with more than 4,100 systems flying on over 145 airlines today − is a fully automatic airborne weather radar system. MultiScan combines the latest weather science with advanced engineering concepts to identify and analyze thunderstorm cells, and display the actual weather threat. The end result is reduced pilot workload, enhanced safety, and greater passenger comfort due to minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters.
The latest version of MultiScan features many new capabilities that enable the prediction and display of hail and lightning potential, thunderstorm-related clear-air turbulence potential, and different levels of turbulence.
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Source : Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)