China Eastern Airlines has selected a host of Rockwell Collins avionics, including its WXR-2100 MultiScan Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 50 new Airbus A320s. Deliveries are expected to begin this year. The companies made the announcement last week ahead of the Singapore Airshow.
“This win highlights the high level of trust that we have built with China Eastern for the last three decades,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “The advanced avionics they’ve selected for their new A320s will enable them to fly more precise routes while avoiding inclement weather – which is increasingly important as China’s aviation infrastructure evolves and airline traffic increases in the region.”
Other equipment selected includes the ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder; CPL-920D High Speed Digital Antenna Coupler; DME-900 Distance Measuring Equipment; HFS-900D High Speed Data Radio; SAT-2100 SATCOM; VHF-2100 Very High Frequency Transceiver; and VOR-900 VHF Omnidirectional Radio.
Rockwell Collins established a joint venture with China Eastern Airlines in 2003 to support its avionics on air transport, as well as regional and business jet aircraft, and its in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems for single aisle aircraft.