Rockwell Collins expands presence in China with XAC program
The Xian Aircraft Company (XAC), a manufacturer of large and medium-sized airplanes in China, has selected Rockwell Collins to upgrade its MA60 aircraft with Pro Line 21 avionics.
“This agreement expands our presence in China and is the result of our longstanding and close working relationship with XAC,” said Denny Helgeson, Vice President and General Manager of business and regional systems for Rockwell Collins. “We are pleased and honored to be part of the growing aviation industry in China.”
XAC Vice President Chen Fusheng noted: “XAC looks to Rockwell Collins as a long time and strategic partner of our company. This upgrade agreement will improve the reliability and strengthen the market position of the MA60.”
The Pro Line 21 system is designed to meet the demands of the regional airline environment, specifically allowing for increased functionality, increased reliability and improved maintainability. The Pro Line 21 system’s proven high dispatch availability, advanced data communications technology and extensive system integration will ensure growth for future Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements.
The Pro Line 21 avionics suite on the MA60 features five 8-inch by 10-inch active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs). The system includes Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 CNS radio suite, integrated radio tuning, integrated Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) and weather radar. The avionics suite is designed to provide a new level of flight crew situational awareness, operational efficiency and dispatch reliability.
Rockwell Collins also works with AVIC I Commercial Aircraft Co. (ACAC) Ltd. of China to provide Pro Line 21 avionics for its ARJ21 regional jet. Last summer, Rockwell Collins announced it had completed the first delivery of avionics for the ARJ21.
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