CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa 13 Jan. 2010. EgyptAir selected Rockwell Collins' suite of avionics for eight Boeing 737 NG aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled from September 2010 through August 2012.
The agreement includes dual Rockwell Collins Multiscan Hazard Detection System configuration and Head-up Guidance System (HGS), as well as a communications, navigation, and surveillance suite including the Rockwell Collins Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and Multi-Mode Receiver.
"We have a solid relationship with EgyptAir that continues with this latest contract," says Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager of Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. "Our advanced avionics will provide EgyptAir with the high levels of situational awareness, increased safety and operational efficiency they require to effectively serve their customers."
The Rockwell Collins MultiScan Hazard Detection System analyzes and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content. The MultiScan system is derived from extensive operational experience to create a fully automatic, hands-free airborne radar system that reduces pilot workload, enhances safety and passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters, and provides optimal clutter-free weather displays.
Features of the HGS-4000 include runway remaining, tailstrike avoidance and unusual attitude recovery. The system has an instrument landing system (ILS) anomaly detect feature, which will filter out ILS disturbances during the final approach phase. HGS presents critical flight information in the pilot's forward field of view. Aircraft flight path and acceleration symbols overlay the outside scene enhancing situational awareness, improving energy management and increasing touchdown precision.
Sensors selected include: ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder, DME-900 Distance Measuring Equipment, HFS-900D High Speed Data Radio, CPL-920D Coupling Unit, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver, LRA-900 Low-range Radio Altimeter, PAU-700 Passenger Address Amplifier, TTR-921 TCAS, VOR-900 Marker Beacon Receiver, and VHF-2100 Very High Frequency Transceiver.