Lion Air selects Rockwell Collins avionics for 234 Airbus A320s

Rockwell Collins today announced that the largest carrier in Indonesia—Lion Air—has selected a comprehensive suite of avionics, including the MultiScan™ Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 234 Airbus A320 aircraft. Lion Air’s selection is one of the largest avionics orders by one airline in Rockwell Collins’ history.

“Commercial airline traffic is rapidly expanding in the Asia Pacific region, elevating the need for airlines to select proven, advanced communication, navigation and surveillance avionics that keep passengers safe and comfortable,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “We’re honored by the trust Lion Air is putting in us for an order of this magnitude.”

“With the state-of-the-art and advanced technology of avionics, it will enable Lion Air to avoid flying into hazardous weather conditions and provide a comfortable journey for passengers,” said Mr. Rusdi Kiran, CEO of Lion Air Group. Lion Air was established in 1999 and is one of the largest and fastest growing low-cost carriers in Asia.

Highlighting Lion Air’s order is Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System, which is a fully-automatic airborne radar system that combines the latest weather science with advanced engineering concepts to identify and analyze thunderstorm cells and alert pilots to threats in the aircraft’s flight path, including severe turbulence.

Lion Air also selected Rockwell Collins’ MMR—the first certified GPS Landing System receiver—which enables high-integrity navigation, including Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Authorization Required (AR) procedures, Category III Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) and Category I Global Positioning Landing System (GLS) approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.

Other avionics selected include Rockwell Collins’ automatic direction finder (ADF), distance measuring equipment (DME), VOR short-range radio navigation system and HF/VHF radios.     

Deliveries of Lion Air’s new Rockwell Collins-equipped Airbus fleet are beginning this month.

Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Jul 21, 2014