Rockwell Collins avionics to be featured on 66 China Southern Airlines aircraft

Rockwell Collins today announced that China Southern Airlines has selected a host of its avionics systems for 66 new aircraft, including Airbus A320s, Boeing 777s and Boeing Next-Generation 737s. Deliveries will begin this year.

As part of the selection, Rockwell Collins’ industry-leading MultiScan™ Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) will be featured on all aircraft.

“Our long and trusted relationship with China Southern continues to grow with this latest avionics selection,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “As the aviation industry continues to flourish in China, we’re honored to help assure safety and efficiency for passengers with these highly advanced avionics systems.”

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 the weather threat. The end result is fewer flight diversions, which leads to lower fuel burn, and greater passenger comfort due to minimizing unexpected turbulent encounters.

The latest version of MultiScan features many new capabilities that enable the prediction and display of hail and lightning potential, thunderstorm-related bow-wave turbulence, and storm cell tracking.

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.

Other Rockwell Collins avionics systems selected by China Southern include its Traffic and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), SATCOM, ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder, DME-900 Distance Measuring Equipment, HFS-900D High Speed Data Radio, LRA-900 Low-range Altimeter and VOR-900 Omnidirectional Radio.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Jun 19, 2013