Posted on: 22 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Transportation Partners has decided to install Rockwell Collins’s avionics suite on its firm order for 201 Boeing 737 MAX and options for 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737s, with deliveries of the aircraft set to begin in early 2017.
“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,” commented John Duffy, chief operating officer, Transportation Partners.
“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,” stated Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “We’re honoured by the trust Transportation Partners is putting in Rockwell Collins for another order of this magnitude.”
The Rockwell Collins avionics systems chosen by Transportation Partners include the MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver, and Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) traffic computer TTR-2100. The company has also 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.
Transportation Partners is a leasing company and affiliate of Indonesia’s Lion Group, which is the umbrella group for Lion Air, Batik Air, Malindo Air, Thai Lion Air and Wings Air.