Rockwell Collins had a busy second day at the 2013 Paris Air Show, announcing deals for its avionics systems with Houston, Texas-based helicopter operator Bristow Group, Xiamen Airlines and China Southern Airlines.
(Rockwell Collins launched its new HeliSure situational awareness system at the Paris Air Show on Monday. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.)
Bristow has a new agreement to retrofit a fleet of 44 helicopters--including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Sikorsky S-92A aircraft--with Rockwell Collins' Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) system. In addition, the group is also adding Rockwell Collins traffic computer functions and ADS-B In applications to 20 of its helicopters. Installations are scheduled to be complete within the next year, the company said.
Xiamen Airlines signed an agreement to acquire a package of avionics systems including the Head-up Guidance System (HGS), MultiScan Threat Detection SYstem, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver and SATCOM for 12 of its new Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Rockwell Collins said deliveries of the packages will begin next year.
China Southern Airlines selected the same avionics package--excluding SATCOM--for 66 of its new aircraft, a fleet consisting of Airbus A320s, Boeing 777s and Next-Generation 737s.
The three deals followed a first day in Paris where Rockwell Collins launched its new onboard 3D visualization interface--HeliSure--for helicopter pilots. AgustaWestland was confirmed as the launch customer for the new system, choosing to install the HeliSure system on its AW149, AW189, AW101 and AW169 helicopters.
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