SINGAPORE, 19 Feb. 2016. Transportation Partners, an integrated aviation services company based in Singapore and Dublin, has selected avionics from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 201 Boeing 737 MAXcommercial passenger jets and options for 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Deliveries of Rockwell Collins systems – including the company’s MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver, and TTR-2100 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) traffic computer – will begin in early 2017.
“As air traffic increases in the Asia Pacific region, having advanced and reliable systems for detecting weather threats, precision navigation, and aircraft avoidance will become even more critical,” says Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We’re honored by the trust Transportation Partners is putting in Rockwell Collins for another order of this magnitude.”
“Safety is of greatest concern for us and airlines, especially with the high volume of passengers ferried every day, and Rockwell Collins helps airlines by keeping them clear of weather threats and other traffic, and by enabling them to fly more efficiently,” explains Transportation Partners Chief Operating Officer John Duffy.
Transportation Partners is a leasing company and affiliate of Indonesia’s Lion Group, the umbrella group for Lion Air, Batik Air, Malindo Air, Thai Lion Air, and Wings Air.
MultiScan ThreatTrack goes beyond hail and lightning prediction within a thunderstorm cell and alerts pilots to significant threats adjacent to or above the cell. The new radar features two levels of turbulence detection — severe and ride quality — which more accurately informs flight crews of the type of turbulence in their path.
MultiScan ThreatTrack’s patented Predictive Overflight Protection tracks thunderstorm cells ahead and below the aircraft, measures growth rate, predicts bow-wave turbulence, and indicates potential threats in the aircraft’s flight path.
Rockwell Collins’ GLU-925 MMR certified GPS Landing System receiver enables high-integrity navigation, including RNP AR, Category III ILS, and Category I Global Positioning Landing System approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.
Rockwell Collins’ TTR-2100 enables TCAS II operations and future ADS-B In applications using a common traffic computer architecture, which reduces weight and enables more capabilities compared to previous-generation systems.
In addition to ThreatTrack, MMR, and TCAS II, Transportation Partners selected Rockwell Collins’ ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder, DME-2100 Distance Measuring Equipment, VHF-2100 Transceiver, HFS-900D Radio, TPR-901 Mode S Transponder, and VOR-900 Omnidirectional Radio.
Rockwell Collins develops and deploys aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications, offering flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management.
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