Xiamen Airlines selects comprehensive Rockwell Collins avionics package for 12 aircraft

China-based Xiamen Airlines has selected a comprehensive package of Rockwell Collins’ avionics systems, including its Head-up Guidance System (HGS™), MultiScan™ Threat Detection System, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and SATCOM for 12 new Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Deliveries will begin in 2014.

“Today’s announcement marks the first selection of our HGS by Xiamen, which will bring immediate operational benefits and pilot situational awareness for increased safety,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We’re honored to be working closely with Xiamen to implement this technology on their fleet.”

HGS displays critical flight information in the pilot's forward field-of-view, eliminating the need for the pilot to repeatedly transition to the head-down instruments. As a result, pilots can keep their attention focused on the outside world, enhancing overall situational awareness and safety.

Currently there are seven airports throughout China approved for lower landing minima by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for aircraft equipped with authorized head-up displays (HUDs) such as Rockwell Collins’ HGS, including Beijing, Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Qingdao and Jinan. For more information regarding HUD use in China and the CAAC’s “China HUD Application Roadmap”, click here.

Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System 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 weather threats. The end result is fewer flight diversions, which leads to lower fuel burn, and greater passenger comfort due to minimizing unexpected turbulent encounters.

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.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Jun 18, 2013