DUBAI, U.A.E., 19 Nov. 2013. Turkish Airlines is adopted the full suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including the company’s MultiScan Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and satellite communications (SatCom) for 17 Airbus A330, 25 Airbus A320, 20 Boeing 777, and 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.
Turkish Airlines has also entered into a long-term, customized price-per-repair service agreement with Rockwell Collins to support avionics on its new fleet.
Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System, an automatic airborne weather radar system, combines weather science with advanced engineering concepts to identify and analyze thunderstorm cells and display the weather threat with the goal of fewer flight diversions, which leads to lower fuel burn and greater passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulent encounters.
The latest version of MultiScan features new capabilities that enable the prediction and display of hail and lightning potential, thunderstorm-related bow-wave turbulence, and storm cell tracking.
Rockwell Collins’ GLU-925 MMR enables airlines and operators to take advantage of Required Navigation Performance (RNP)/Area Navigation (RNAV) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities. The GLU-925 fulfills the requirements for aircraft navigation position source, Category III Instrument Landing System (ILS), Category I Global Positioning Landing System (GLS), accessing RNP/RNAV airspace (down to RNP Authorization Required 0.1), and meets the GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.
For SATCOM, Turkish Airlines selected Rockwell Collins’ SAT-2200, which enables airborne connectivity for both passengers and flight deck communications. The system complies with the latest ARINC 781 industry standard for Inmarsat SATCOM capability for classic Aeronautical, Swift64, and SwiftBroadband operation.
Deliveries of Rockwell Collins’ systems on Turkish Airlines’ new Airbus and Boeing fleet are scheduled to begin in 2014.