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Rockwell Collins lands Chinese contracts
Two Chinese airlines have selected Rockwell Collins equipment for Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.
China Eastern will equip 20 new airliners with Rockwell Collins' advanced avionics systems, including its head-up guidance system and multi-mode receiver. Deliveries will begin early next year.
The head-up guidance system displays critical flight information in pilots' forward field-of-view, eliminating the need for them to look down at their instruments and allowing them to keep their attention focused.
The system also provides airlines with cost savings from fewer diversions to other airports by enabling more takeoff and landings in low-visibility conditions.
There are 14 airports throughout China approved for landing in low-visibility conditions for aircraft equipped with authorized head-up displays. The 'China HUD Application Roadmap,” released in 2012, calls for all in-service airline fleets to be equipped with head-up displays by 2025.
Rockwell Collins' multi-mode receiver is the first certified global positioning system landing system receiver. It enables pilots to make Category III instrument landing system and Category I global positioning landing system approaches.
Rockwell Collins' PAVES broadcast in-flight entertainment and Airshow 3D moving map systems will be featured on 45 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft ordered by Xiamen Airlines and its subsidiary, Hebei Airlines. Deliveries are scheduled to start in early 2016.
The PAVES Broadcast overhead in-flight entertainment system reduces size, weight, and power consumption. The system's high definition media server offers 160 gigabytes of solid-state digital audio and video storage capability, integrated prerecorded announcements, and music.
Rockwell Collins' Airshow 3D Moving Map system provides real-time flight information to passengers.