[Avionics Today February 12, 2014] Rockwell Collins has had a busy week so far in Singapore, announcing a new vice president for its Asia Pacific division along with several commercial and military avionics equipage contracts.
Rockwell Collins’ Multiscan weather radar system. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.
On the commercial side, Singapore-based SilkAir, the regional subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, selected the GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), Automatic Detection Finder (ADF), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), VOR short-range radio navigation system and HF/VHF radios and the new MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar for its a fleet of 23 Next-Generation Boeing 737s. Australian carrier Qantas Airways selected a similar avionics package for its fleet of 737s, and Malaysia’s AirAsia, for a fleet of 36 new Airbus A320s.
L-3 Mission Integration, a subcontractor for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), selected Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics system, to provide upgraded primary flight displays, flight management system and surveillance systems for ROKN’s fleet of P-3Cs.
Additionally, James Walker, a former commanding officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, was appointed vice president and managing director of Rockwell Collins’ Asia Pacific division.