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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Azul Contracts for Rockwell Collins Avionics on 58 A320neos

Juliet Van Wagenen

Azul aircraft
Azul aircraft. Photo: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz)

[Avionics Today 03-30-2016] Azul Brazilian Airlines has selected a host of Rockwell Collins avionics solutions for 58 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Deliveries will begin in September with entry into service of the first aircraft in November. The airline expects to receive six A320neo in 2016 and eight in 2017.

The avionics include MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), ADF-900 automatic direction finder, DME-900 distance measuring equipment, HFS-900D Radio, VHF-2100 very high frequency transceiver, LRA-2100 digital radio altimeter transceiver, RDMI-743 radio distance, magnetic indicator, VOR-900 VHF omnidirectional radio, and AOC interpreter and database.

“These advanced avionics will enable Azul airlines to fly more precise routes while avoiding inclement weather,” said Alan Prowse, vice president and managing director for the Americas at Rockwell Collins.

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