CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 29, 2010) – Air China Limited has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its MultiScanTM hazard detection system, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) and a suite of advanced sensors for 20 new Airbus A330 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2011.
The selection represents the expansion of a strategic relationship between Rockwell Collins and Air China. Earlier this year, Air China signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Limited (CAMSS), a Rockwell Collins joint venture with China Eastern Airlines, to provide service and support for Rockwell Collins equipment on the entire Air China fleet.
The MultiScan system is the first and only weather radar that analyzes and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content, to provide flight crews more accurate weather returns. The system, derived from extensive operational experience, is a fully automatic, hands-free airborne weather radar that reduces pilot workload and enhances safety and passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters, and provides optimal clutter-free weather displays.
The advanced GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver is the first MMR certified for precision landing using either Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) or Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). The GLU-925 is the primary navigation sensor for all phases of flight, including the stringent Required Navigation Performance (RNP) requirement of 0.1 n.m.
Other products chosen by Air China include: ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder, DME-900 Distance Measuring Equipment, HFS-900D High Frequency Communication System, CPL-920D Coupling Unit, LRA-900 Low-range Radio Altimeter, RAA-700 Radio Altimeter Antenna, VHF-2100 Very High Frequency Transceiver, VOR-900 Marker Beacon Receiver, and GNA-925 Global Navigation Antenna.
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