China Eastern has selected Rockwell Collins’ advanced avionics systems, including its Head-up Guidance System (HGS™) and Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 20 new Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Deliveries will begin early next year.
“Our HGS and MMR will deliver incredible value to China Eastern by enabling operations when there is inclement weather or inadequate ground-based precision navigation equipment,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, International and Service Solutions, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins’ 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 takeoff and landings in low-visibility conditions.
Currently there are 14 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. The “China HUD Application Roadmap,” released in 2012, calls for all capable in-service airline fleets to be equipped with HUD by 2025.
Rockwell Collins’ GLU-925 MMR, the first certified GPS Landing System receiver, enables high-integrity navigation, including RNP AR, Category III ILS and Category I Global Positioning Landing System approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and selective-availability-aware (SA-aware), guaranteeing maximum availability for RNP-AR operations.
Other avionics selected by China Eastern include Rockwell Collins’ VHF-2100 Transceiver, HFS-900D Radio and SAT-2200 Satellite Communications System.
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