Egypt Air selects Rockwell Collins for avionics on new Airbus
Rockwell Collins has announced that its avionics company will provide Egypt Air with equipment for the carrier's seven new Airbus A330 aircraft. Delivery is scheduled between June 2004 and February 2006.
The news comes in the wake of an April announcement that Rockwell Collins will provide avionics on Egypt Air's five new Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The latest agreement calls for installation of Rockwell Collins' suite of data link communications, navigation and surveillance sensors, including the GLU-920 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR). The Collins WXR-2100 Multiscan Weather Radar was also selected for these new aircraft.
The Rockwell Collins data link communications system supports current and future digital CNS/ATM environments, including ACARS, future air navigation systems (FANS), VHF data link (VDL) Mode 2 and Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN).
The Collins WXR-2100 Multiscan Weather Radar enhances safety by reducing the need for manual intervention. The automatic performance of radar scan patterns using multiple tilt angles and advanced data processing reduces pilot workload and provides more complete information for weather hazard avoidance. The Multiscan radar optimizes short- and long-range weather detection at all times without requiring pilot adjustment of the radar tilt control, and alerts flight crews of potentially dangerous wind shear.
The Egypt Air avionics package also includes the Collins GLU-920 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), an integrated unit that provides the aircraft's primary position, velocity and time reference, and enables precision landing capability. It offers Instrument Landing System (ILS) capability and high-integrity satellite-based positioning for navigation and future landing functions, and offers growth to support Microwave Landing System (MLS) capability. The Collins MMR can meet future air traffic management requirements while offering commonality across fleet types.
Rockwell Collins designs, produces and supports communications and aviation electronics solutions for government and commercial customers worldwide. —
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