Turkish Airlines selects full Rockwell Collins avionics suite for 82 Airbus and Boeing aircraft

Turkish Airlines has selected the full suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including its industry-leading MultiScan™ Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and SATCOM for 17 Airbus A330s, 25 Airbus A320s, 20 Boeing 777s and 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737s.

“We’re pleased that Turkish Airlines continues to put their trust in us to deliver our efficiency-improving and safety-enhancing solutions across its new short- and long-haul fleet,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We look forward to an ongoing collaborative relationship that is based on solid performance and dedicated customer support.”

Turkish Airlines also entered into a long-term, customized price-per-repair service agreement with Rockwell Collins to support avionics on its new fleet.

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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’ 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.

For SATCOM, Turkish selected Rockwell Collins’ SAT-2200, which enables airborne connectivity for both passengers and flight deck communications. The system complies with the latest ARINC 781 industry standard for Inmarsat SATCOM capability for classic Aeronautical, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband operation.

Deliveries of Rockwell Collins’ systems on Turkish Airlines’ new Airbus and Boeing fleet are scheduled to begin in 2014.

Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Nov 18, 2013