Posted on: 22 November 2010 by Mark Howells
Virgin Blue has become the first airline to select Rockwell Collins’ newest SAT-2200 satellite communication (SATCOM) system, which integrates traditionally separate avionics and cabin functionality into a single unit that provides classic aero services and broadband services.
The SAT-2200 SATCOM offering is part of Rockwell Collins’ entire suite of scalable avionics selected by the carrier for its new fleet order of Boeing 737NGs. The full suite of communication, navigation and surveillance systems also features its proven MultiScan Threat Detection System, TTR-2100 Traffic Avoidance System (TCAS) and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR).
“Virgin Blue has selected the right combination of next generation avionics solutions that will provide increased operational efficiency and safety benefits, as well as a smoother, more enjoyable ride for their passengers,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “For example, the Rockwell Collins SAT-2200 system meets passengers’ connectivity needs during flight and provides countless cockpit communication advantages over previous generations.”