Tibet Airlines A319s to get Rockwell Collins IFE and avionics

Tibet Airlines’ new Airbus A319s will feature a suite of Rockwell Collins systems including the company’s second generation Digital Programmable Audio Video Entertainment System (dPAVES), MultiScan threat detection system, and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR).

The systems will initially be installed on nine of Tibet’s new A319s, with an option for nine additional aircraft. Deliveries will begin in July 2011.

“Our strategic relationship with Tibet Airlines represents an excellent opportunity for future growth due to the rapid expansion plans for this new venture,” said TC Chan, vice-president and managing director, Asia-Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “It’s a gratifying experience to work with Tibet Airlines.”

Rockwell Collins’ second generation dPAVES system offers the company’s latest enhancements including a high definition media server (HDMS), an updated touchscreen flight attendant entertainment control panel and USB ports for easier data on-and off-loading. The HDMS provides 160 GB of solid state digital audio and video storage capability, integrated pre-recorded announcements and music functionality, and an embedded Airshow moving map application – all in a single 4-Modular Concept Unit (MCU) package.

The MultiScan threat detection system is a fully automatic, hands-free airborne radar system designed to provide optimal clutter-free weather displays that reduce pilot workload by minimising unexpected turbulence encounters.

The GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver is the first MMR certified for precision landing using either Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) or Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). The GLU-925 is the primary navigation sensor for all phases of flight, and meets Required Navigation Performance (RNP) requirement of 0.1 nm.

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