CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 22 July 2014. Officials at Lion Air, considered the largest carrier in Indonesia, have opted to outfit 234 Airbus A320 passenger aircraft with a comprehensive suite of avionics that includes the MultiScan Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) from Rockwell Collins. Lion Air’s contract is one of the largest avionics orders by one airline in Rockwell Collins’ history, officials reveal.
“Commercial airline traffic is rapidly expanding in the Asia Pacific region, elevating the need for airlines to select proven, advanced communication, navigation, and surveillance avionics that keep passengers safe and comfortable,” explains Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.
Highlighting Lion Air’s order is Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System, an automatic airborne radar system that combines the latest weather science with advanced engineering concepts to identify and analyze thunderstorm cells and alert pilots to threats in the aircraft’s flight path, including severe turbulence.
Lion Air also selected Rockwell Collins’ MMR—the first certified GPS Landing System receiver—which enables high-integrity navigation, including Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Authorization Required (AR) procedures, Category III Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) and Category I Global Positioning Landing System (GLS) approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.
Other avionics selected include Rockwell Collins’ automatic direction finder (ADF), distance measuring equipment (DME), VOR short-range radio navigation system and HF/VHF radios.
“With the state-of-the-art and advanced technology of avionics, it will enable Lion Air to avoid flying into hazardous weather conditions and provide a comfortable journey for passengers,” says Mr. Rusdi Kiran, CEO of Lion Air Group. Lion Air was established in 1999 and is among the largest and fastest growing low-cost carriers in Asia.
Deliveries of Lion Air’s new Rockwell Collins-equipped Airbus fleet are beginning this month.