CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 19 July 2012. Engineers at Rockwell Collins and Boeing have jointly developed and announced the availability of advanced flight deck technologies and improvements, inspired by those on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for retrofit on existing Boeing 767 and 757 airplanes.
The all-new 757 and 767 flight deck features: a comprehensive electronic flight instrument and engine indicating crew alerting advanced flight display system with three large-format, landscape displays for higher levels of situational awareness and reliability, and advanced NextGen communication and surveillance systems with optimized viewing on the advanced displays for future airspace modernization around the globe, including ADS-B In applications, controller-pilot datalink, airport taxi maps, and surface guidance.
Rockwell Collins will also offer an Integrated Head-up Guidance System (HGS) with future SVS capability for improved situational awareness, efficient operations through all phases of flight, including departures and approaches in low-visibility conditions, thunderstorm diversion, and at-a-glance flight path monitoring.
Supplemental type certification is expected in the second quarter of 2014.
“The open architecture design of the advanced systems that Rockwell Collins developed for the Dreamliner is what makes its seamless integration into other platforms possible,” explains Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “With more than 1,600 Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft currently in operation, airlines worldwide will benefit from the high levels of efficiency and situational awareness enhancements this new technology brings, all while being installed cost effectively with minimal aircraft downtime.”