|Rockwell Collins’ Paves seat-centric IFE to be installed on China Eastern Airlines aircraft along with a slew of avionics upgrades. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Magazine 10-26-2016] Rockwell Collins’ will install its Paves on-demand In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system on 30 of China Eastern Airlines’ Boeing 737NG and 60 737 Max aircraft. Additionally, the company will install various other avionics systems on 15 Airbus A330, 70 A320neo, 50 Next-Generation Boeing 737 and 60 737 MAX aircraft based on aircraft configuration, such as MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) and Head-up Guidance System (HGS).
China Eastern has also previously selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS for 58 new 737NGs and the Paves Broadcast IFE and Airshow moving map for 15 new 737s.
MultiScan ThreatTrack alerts pilots to significant threats adjacent to or above a thunderstorm cell, beyond standard hail and lightning predictions. The new radar also features two levels of turbulence detection. The company’s GLU-925 MMR a certified GPS landing system receiver that enables high-integrity navigation, including Required Navigation performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR), Category III Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Category I Global Positioning Landing System (GPLS) approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates. The HGS displays critical flight information in a pilot's forward field-of-view.