Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® advanced avionics, HGS™-3500 selected for AVIC’s new MA-700 regional airliner

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® advanced avionics system has been selected by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for its new MA-700 regional airliner. The MA-700, a twin turboprop that follows the development of the MA-60 and MA-600 Xian Modern Ark family of aircraft, is expected to enter into service in 2019.

AVIC also selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS™-3500 Head-up Guidance System—an innovative, all-in-one compact head-up display (HUD) solution—as an airline-selectable option for the MA-700. The recently released “China HUD Application Roadmap” calls for ten percent of in-service airline fleets to be equipped with HUDs by 2015, and on all airline aircraft where a HUD is offered by 2025.

“We’re honored that AVIC is continuing to put their trust in Rockwell Collins to provide advanced and reliable avionics systems for their aircraft,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems, Rockwell Collins. “Pro Line Fusion, especially when coupled with the HGS-3500, delivers a new level of sophistication by helping pilots better manage, monitor and master flight automation, resulting in a safer and more efficient flying experience.”

Pro Line Fusion for the MA-700 empowers regional airline crews by delivering extensive situational awareness through an intuitive graphical user interface. The flight deck equips airlines with a broad range of operational capabilities including:

  • Four interchangeable 14-inch widescreen flight displays to optimize dispatchability
  • MultiScan™ weather radar with predictive windshear capability, providing unprecedented atmospheric threat assessment capabilities
  • Pilot-configurable primary and multifunction display windows that can show any system information, flight-critical data and synoptic diagrams of aircraft system information
  • Interactive graphical maps with weather overlays, obstacles, and geopolitical boundaries
  • Built-in, geo-referenced electronic navigation charts that display “own-ship” aircraft position for enhanced situational awareness during approaches that easily transitions to the airport diagram after landing to make surface navigation easier
  • Fully-featured flight management system positions airlines for airspace modernization with localizer performance with vertical navigation (LPV) approach capability and radius-to-fix (RF) legs

“Rockwell Collins has had a multi-decade history with AVIC, starting with the Y7-100 program,” said Zhang Cunjin, vice president, AVIC’s Xi’an Aircraft Company. “Through this long-term cooperation, the foundation has been set for our companies to build upon our past successes.”

Rockwell Collins Pro Line II™ and Pro Line 21™ avionics systems are featured on the MA-60 and MA-600 aircraft. According to Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins, AVIC’s Pro Line Fusion selection is a reflection of Rockwell Collins’ 30-year investment in China and dedication to valued customers such as AVIC.

 

a Rockwell Collins publication

APTA Expo 2014

APTA’s Annual Meeting is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in educational sessions, forums, tours, and network with peers.  This year’s annual meeting is held in conjunction with EXPO 2014. Taking place triennially, EXPO is the industry’s premier trade show, where more than 15,000 professionals from around the world come together to connect, share, and discover the most innovative public transportation solutions. EXPO presents the world’s largest collection of manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants all under one roof.

This year Rockwell Collins ARINC rail will be exhibiting some of the most trusted and innovative information management solutions in the industry.

 

Date: October 13-15, 2014
Location: Houston, TX USA

a Rockwell Collins publication

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700th AW139 Goes to Samsung Techwin Co Ltd

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Cessna delivers first Vietnam-based Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft

 

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc, a Textron Inc. company, announced today it has delivered the first two Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft into Vietnam. Hai Au Aviation, the country’s sixth airline, will receive a third aircraft before the end of the year.

Hai Au Aviation, established by the Thien Minh Group and the Focus Travel Group, provides a range of services for the premium travel sector. The airline plans to offer scenic flights to various bays and islands, transport flights and customized flights with the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft, which have seating for two pilots and up to 12 passengers in a first-class interior configuration.

“The durability and versatility of the Cessna Grand Caravan EX make it the perfect partner for Hai Au Aviation to expand its high-end tourism operations. The comfort of the cabin, the large windows for sightseeing and the floats allowing it to take off and land anywhere are ideal for their missions,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft.

Hai Au Aviation launched its first flight with the new Caravans this month, offering passengers a 30-minute flight from Hanoi Airport to the northern city of Ha Long with a scenic route over the iconic Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That route typically takes four hours by bus.

“Seaplane service by Hai Au Aviation will bring new tourism and travel opportunities to international tourists coming to Vietnam,” said Luong Hoai Nam, general director of Hai Au Aviation Joint-stock Company. “Customers not only can visit our country’s most famous destinations more quickly and in better comfort, but can also experience Vietnam’s incredible natural scenery from above. The extraordinary design of the Grand Caravan EX seaplanes strengthens the connection between the crew – captains hailing from Australia, Canada and New Zealand alongside Vietnamese first officers – and the passengers like never before. This unique connection is exactly what will make each Hai Au Aviation flight a truly fantastic experience for passengers.”

Upon delivery of its third Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft by the end of this year, Hai Au Aviation plans to connect Ho Chi Minh City with tourist destinations in the central and southern regions of Vietnam.

More than 2,200 Caravan aircraft have been manufactured by Cessna since the aircraft was introduced in 1985. There are five models currently available: the Caravan, the Grand Caravan EX, the Super Cargomaster EX, the Caravan Amphibian and the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian. Cessna began deliveries of the upgraded Grand Caravan EX in 2013, and it is now flying diverse missions around the world, including airline operations in Russia, travel companies in the Hawaiian and the Caribbean islands, construction and energy companies in the United States, aid organizations on wildlife rescue missions in Africa and aviation clubs in the Middle East. For more information about the various Caravan aircraft and their capabilities, go to Cessna.com/Caravan.

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a Textron publication

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