Rockwell Collins Plays Key Role in Green Connection Evaluations

 - August 27, 2010, 5:56 AM

Rockwell Collins, as a member of a consortium of industry partners led by Swedish air navigation service provider Luftfartsverket (LFV), has been awarded an active roll in the Atlantic interoperability initiative to reduce emissions (Aire) project, also known as Green Connections. The consortium includes partners LFV, Swedavia, SAS Scandinavian Airlines System, GE Aviation and Rockwell Collins. It represents a continuation of work done among the partners to develop initial concepts to be applied to the project. Rockwell Collins will provide connectivity services to allow exchange of flight management system-generated trajectory and time information between the participating aircraft movements and the ground-based metering functions. In addition, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based aerospace company will be responsible for analyzing the effects of winds aloft, air traffic constraints, revisions in the trajectory, cost index and other factors on movement trajectory and time.