Business & GA, Commercial

Rockwell Collins in EGNOS Demonstrations

By Tish Drake | October 1, 2008
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Rockwell Collins announced Tuesday it recently participated in the successful completion of flight demonstrations to fly European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches in Europe. The company's Flight Management System (FMS) system and GPS-4000S global positioning system receiver were on board an Air Nostrum operated Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft for the demonstration, Rockwell Collins said. “Business jet operators and regional airlines around the world are eager to add LPV capabilities to their aircraft because it allows near-precision approach capabilities at hundreds of airports not equipped with ILS," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. EGNOS, Europe's equiavlent to Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) in the United States, improves the availability and integrity of GPS navigation, and enables suitably equipped FMS to provide horizontal and vertical navigation to Category I equivalent minimums for all users at all locations within the service area.

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