South African Airways selects Rockwell Collins' full avionics suite and SATCOM
South African Airways will be featuring a full suite of Rockwell Collins’ communications, surveillance and navigation avionics on 20 new Airbus A320 aircraft. The selection includes Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan™ Threat Detection System, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and Iridium SATCOM system. Deliveries are scheduled to begin later this year.
The airline also plans to retrofit MultiScan on its current fleet of 11 A319 aircraft.
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“By selecting this package, South African Airways will benefit from our highly reliable, advanced avionics systems that enhance operations, and our world-class service and support,” said Claude Alber, vice president and managing director, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EuMEA) for Rockwell Collins. “We look forward to working closely with this key African customer to implement these systems.”
Rockwell Collins’ industry-leading MultiScan Threat Detection System, with more than 5,000 systems flying on over 145 airlines today, is a fully automatic airborne weather radar system that 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.
Rockwell Collins’ 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.
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Source : Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)