Rockwell Collins avionics for Virgin Blue’s new 737s

The entire suite of Rockwell Collins’ scalable avionics has been selected by Virgin Blue Airlines for its new Boeing 737NGs (50 firm, plus 25 options; 25 purchase rights).

The full suite of communication, navigation and surveillance systems features Rockwell Collins’ newest SAT-2200 satellite communication (satcom) offering, as well as its proven MultiScan threat detection system, TTR-2100 traffic avoidance system (TCAS) and GLU-925 multi-mode receiver (MMR).

Virgin Blue is the first airline to select the Rockwell Collins SAT-2200 SATCOM system, which integrates traditionally separate avionics and cabin functionality into a single unit that provides classic aero services and broadband services.

“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,” declared Jeff Standerski, vice-president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins.

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