Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, announces that it has received the order from Romanian operator Blue Air for the introduction of TCAS 7.1 modification on their 11 ea B737 fleet.
The development of version 7.1 of the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) was initiated by EUROCONTROL and will bring improvements such as 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 new aircraft above 5,700 kg Maximum Take-off Mass or authorised to carry more than 19 passengers. A deadline, 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).
“We are very pleased that Fokker Services, a well established name in the industry supporting Blue Air on our fleet. With their proven track record, they are enabling us to meet the mandate in 2015.” says Gheorghe RACARU, Blue Air General Manager.
Heino van der Laan, Vice President Marketing and Sales Fokker Services: “It is without saying that we are very pleased that Blue Air has chosen Fokker Services to provide an integrated and competitive solution for upgrading their B737 fleet to TCAS 7.1”
Source: Fokker Technologies
Date: Mar 18, 2015