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Monday, July 9, 2012

COPA Airlines, Aeromexico Select Rockwell Collins Systems

Panama-based COPA Airlines and Mexican airline Aeromexico selected a number of Rockwell Collins’ communication, navigation and surveillance systems, including its MultiScan Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR). COPA selected the systems for its 37 new Boeing 737-800s, and Aeromexico for 10 new Boeing 737-800s.

“To stay competitive in the growing Latin American aviation industry, airlines must select avionics that keep passengers satisfied and comfortable during flight and on time to their destinations,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director of Americas for Rockwell Collins. “COPA’s selection demonstrates the trust they have in us to deliver advanced avionics solutions like MultiScan and MMR to optimize performance.”

Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System is a fully automatic airborne weather radar system. The latest version of MultiScan features many new capabilities that enable the prediction and display of hail and lightning potential, thunderstorm-related clear-air turbulence potential, and different levels of turbulence, the company said.

“These new advanced avionics we’ve selected will enable us to fly more precise routes while avoiding inclement weather, which increases the safety and efficiency of the air traffic operations in our regions, and enhances passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters,” said Rafael Samudio, Technical Purchasing Director, COPA Airlines.

“Aeromexico selected our advanced avionics to ensure the highest level of passenger safety and comfort and to facilitate the most direct flights,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director of Americas for Rockwell Collins. “Systems like MultiScan and MMR will enable Aeromexico to detect and avoid inclement weather and turbulence while enhancing operational and fuel efficiency.”

Deliveries of Aeromexico’s new Boeing 737 fleet will begin later this year.

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