Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, announces that it has received the order from Russian operator ATRAN Cargo Airlines for the introduction of TCAS 7.1 on their Boeing 737 fleet.
The development of version 7.1 of the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) was initiated by EUROCONTROL and will bring improvements to the reversal logic by detecting situations in which, despite the Resolution Advisories, the aircraft continue to converge vertically.
The mandate is applicable in European Union airspace as of 1 March 2012 to all aircraft above 5,700 kg Maximum Take-off Mass or authorised to carry more than 19 passengers. An extended deadline, i.e. 1 December 2015, is granted to aircraft with an individual certificate of airworthiness issued before 1 March 2012 and equipped with version 7.0. The EU Implementing Rule sets an earlier equipage requirements than those published in ICAO Annex 10 (1 January 2014 new installations, 1 January 2017 existing units).
The modification is certified by Fokker Services under their DOA EASA.21J.059 privileges. Fokker Services offers both update and replacements with the TCAS 7.1 software for Thales/L3/ACCS, Honeywell and Rockwell Collins computers.
“It is a pleasure working with Fokker Services. They will assist us with the Engineering Bulletin and certification. This will enable ATRAN to have the TCAS 7.1 upgraded in timely manner before the deadline in 2015” says Technical Director of ATRAN Cargo Airlines, Vadim Emelyanov.
Heino van der Laan, VP Marketing & Sales: “We are very pleased, that ATRAN Cargo Airlines, a Moscow based cargo operator, has chosen for Fokker Services. More and more airlines in Russia and the rest of Europe do select us for these kinds of services that we offer for Airbus and Boeing aircraft on our DOA approval”.
Source: Fokker Technologies
Date: Apr 15, 2014