Posted on: 28 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has chosen to install Rockwell Collins avionics on 58 Airbus A320neo aircraft which are due to begin being delivered in September 2016.
“Our partnership with Rockwell Collins will guarantee even more safe and efficient operations with a brand new aircraft as the A320neo joins our modern fleet,” remarked Flavio Costa, Azul’s technical-operational VP. “We are very excited with the support of Rockwell Collins on our operations with the A320neo, as a recognised company in development of aviation solutions.”
The avionics Azul has opted for include Rockwell’s MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar; GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR); ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder; DME-900 Distance Measuring Equipment; HFS-900D Radio; VHF-2100 Very High Frequency Transceiver; LRA-2100 Digital Radio Altimeter Transceiver; RDMI-743 Radio Distance Magnetic Indicator; VOR-900 VHF Omnidirectional Radio and AOC Interpreter and Database.
“These advanced avionics will enable Azul airlines to fly more precise routes while avoiding inclement weather –which ultimately means safer and more efficient operations,” explained Alan Prowse, Rockwell Collins’ VP and managing director, Americas. “We’re pleased with the trust that Azul is putting in Rockwell Collins and look forward to continuing our relationship with the fastest growing airline in Brazil.”