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STC Granted for Rockwell Collins FMS

By Tish Drake | December 10, 2008
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FAA granted certification for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) functionality on the Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins' upgraded Flight Management System (FMS) and GPS-4000S global positioning system WAAS receiver. Rockwell Collins said the STC was a joint effort by the FAA's Air Traffic Organization's Technical Operations (Aviation System Standards and Navigation Services) and Rockwell Collins. "Our work with the FAA to certify a WAAS LPV solution featuring our enhanced FMS and GPS-4000S marks an important step forward in helping more aircraft operators equip their aircraft for near-precision approaches at airports not equipped with ILS,", said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. "This solution, which fully integrates the GPS-4000S with the LPV capable FMS in Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 and Pro Line 21 systems offers simple and intuitive operation." The same LPV solution for the FAA's aircraft is now available to all Challenger 604 operators through Rockwell Collins' dealers.

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