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Air Berlin selects Rockwell Collins avionics for 85 B737NG aircraft


Air Berlin, the second largest carrier in Germany and the third largest low cost carrier in Europe, has selected the Rockwell Collins MultiScan Hazard Detection™ System, Multi Mode Receiver (MMR) and Passenger Address Unit (PAU) for 85 Boeing 737NG aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in April 2008.

“Our growing relationship with Rockwell Collins combined with our positive experience with their products played an important role in selecting Rockwell Collins for this program,” said Siegfried Olivo, technical director for Air Berlin.

“By selecting MultiScan and our Multi Mode Receiver, Air Berlin’s 737NG fleet will be equipped with systems that will provide advanced hazard detection capabilities, as well as the ability to meet future navigation requirements,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins’ award-winning WXR-2100 MultiScan Hazard Detection System is the first and only weather radar in the market which analyzes and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content. MultiScan is a fully automatic, hands-free airborne weather radar system with over four years of operational experience. The advanced system reduces pilot workload, enhances safety and passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters, and provides optimal clutter free weather detection from the nose of the aircraft to 320 nautical miles.

The Rockwell Collins family of multi-mode receivers (MMRs) provides precision navigation all-weather navigation and landing capabilities meeting current and tomorrow’s operational demands.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit


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