Rockwell Collins dual MultiScan, HGS and avionics selected for EgyptAir’s 737 fleet
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - EgyptAir has 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 comprehensive 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,” said 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.
EgyptAir is the national flag carrier of Egypt. Established in 1932, it was the first airline in Africa and the Middle East, and the seventh airline in the world. Currently, EgyptAir’s network serves over 60 cities worldwide as well as 11 cities within Egypt. EgyptAir is a member of Star Alliance and has code-share partnership with 16 airlines around the world. For more information about EgyptAir, please visit http://www.egyptair.com.
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