Posted on: 17 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
IndiGo has selected Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar and Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) for the Airbus A320neos it has on order, as well as the full suite of Rockwell Collins avionics sensors, including the ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder, DME-2100 Distance Measuring Equipment, VHF-2100 Transceiver, HFS-900D and VOR-900 Omnidirectional Radio.
“This agreement is significant because India is a key growth region for Rockwell Collins,” said Jim Walker, VP/MD of international and service solutions for Asia Pacific at Rockwell Collins. “Our systems will increase efficiency for IndiGo with better weather decision-making tools and more precise navigation.”
Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack is a commercial airborne radar offered by both Airbus and Boeing capable of ‘Two-Level Turbulence Detection,’ ‘Predictive OverFlight Protection’ and hail and lightning detection.
The company’s GLU-925 MMR enables high-integrity navigation, including RNP AR, Category III ILS and Category I Global Positioning Landing System approaches, as well as GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.
Deliveries for the first 30 confirmed A320neos will begin later this year. The airline has 180 A320neos on firm order and signed an MoU last October for a further 250 A320neo family aircraft.