Commercial, Embedded Avionics

Boeing Selects Avionics Systems for 777X

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 16, 2014
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The GE common core avionics system
The GE common core avionics system. Photo: GE Aviation

[Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Boeing has contracted GE Aviation and Rockwell Collins to provide avionics systems for its 777X aircraft. GE Aviation will deliver the Common Core System — or what is often referred to as the central nervous system and brain of the airplane — which hosts the aircrafts avionics utilities functions. Rockwell Collins is responsible for providing flight displays, integrated surveillance system and select flight control systems to the aircraft. This contract is in addition to Rockwell Collins’ previously awarded contract to provide the flight control module for the 777X integrated flight control electronics fly-by-wire system.

GE will also provide Enhanced Airborne Flight Recorder (EAFR), which will record flight crew audio, parametric flight data and data link communications for the aircraft. And Rockwell Collins’ Head-up Guidance System (HGS) will also be available on the aircraft providing additional systems including the control stand, digital audio system, mode control panel and primary control damper. First deliveries of the 777X are planned for 2020.

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