Monday, July 16, 2012
SWISS Selects Rockwell Collins HGS
SWISS has selected Rockwell Collins’ dual Head-up Guidance Systems (HGS) for its new fleet of 30 Bombardier CSeries aircraft.
The dual head-up display (HUD) configuration, offered as an option by Bombardier for the CSeries, includes Rockwell Collins’ autonomous flare guidance to help avoid hard landings and tail strikes.
“Dual HUD makes a lot of sense for the routes that SWISS flies − London City, with a steep approach and relatively short runway, is a great example,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “With this configuration, pilots stay precisely on approach path and autonomous flare guidance provides visual cues for smooth and consistent touchdowns.”
Standerski added that having dual HUD enhances safety and streamlines pilot training by giving the first officer all the same tools as the captain.
Deliveries of the SWISS CSeries aircraft with dual HUD, which also feature Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion avionics, will begin in 2014.