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Monday, November 9, 2015

Flydubai to Incorporate Rockwell Collins Avionics

Juliet Van Wagenen

flydubai is looking to incorporate Rockwell Collins avionics into its fleet in coming years
flydubai is looking to incorporate Rockwell Collins avionics into its fleet in coming years. Photo: flydubai

[Avionics Today 11-09-2015] Dubai-based flydubai has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including the Head-up Guidance System (HGS), MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, and datalink communications system for 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Deliveries will take place during 2016 and 2017.

Rockwell Collins HGS-4000 system features manual guidance to touchdown allowing for Category III approach and landing down to 600 feet Runway Visual Range (RVR), low-visibility takeoff as low as 300 feet RVR, and lower-than-standard Category I approach minima as low as 1,400 feet. The HGS-4000 also has numerous safety features including specific symbology for tailstrike avoidance, TCAS alerts, as well as awareness and recovery from unusual attitude and windshear events.

MultiScan ThreatTrack is a commercial airborne radar offered by both Airbus and Boeing, which includes two-level turbulence detection and predictive overflight protection, while enabling inferred hail and lightning prediction.

The GPS Landing System receiver, GLU-925 MMR, enables high-integrity navigation, including Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), Category III Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) and Category I Global Positioning Landing System (GPLS) approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and availability requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out mandates.

Rockwell Collins is also providing a comprehensive communication and navigation suite as part of the avionics package for flydubai.

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