China-based Hainan Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ Head-up Guidance System (HGS™) for an undisclosed number of new and in-service Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft and flight simulators to improve safety and performance. Deliveries will begin this spring.
HGS displays critical flight information in pilots’ forward field-of-view, eliminating the need for pilots to transition to the head-down instruments. As a result, pilots can keep their attention focused on the outside world, enhancing overall situational awareness and safety. HGS also provides airlines with cost savings from fewer diversions by enabling more takeoffs and landings in low-visibility conditions.
“We’re honored by Hainan’s selection of HGS, which delivers enhanced safety and more efficient operations, especially during critical flight phases,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, International and Service Solutions, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “With these HGS installations, Hainan will be the latest China-based airline to benefit from the exclusive lower landing and takeoff minima offered by the CAAC in China.”
Currently there are eight airports throughout China approved for lower landing minima by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for aircraft equipped with authorized head-up displays (HUDs) such as Rockwell Collins’ HGS, including Beijing, Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Qingdao, Jinan and Taizhou. The “China HUD Application Roadmap,” released in 2012, calls for all capable in-service airline fleets to be equipped with HUD by 2025.
With more than 6,800 Head-up Guidance Systems delivered to date, Rockwell Collins leads the commercial head-up display market segment. Fifty-four airlines across 33 countries operate the company’s HGS every day, along with hundreds of corporate and military transport aircraft operators around the world.
Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Mar 23, 2015