AirAsia Opts for Rockwell Collins Avionics

 - February 19, 2008, 2:55 AM

AirAsia has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for 60 new Airbus A320s, with options for 40 more. AirAsia X, its low-cost affiliate, selected the same avionics for 15 Airbus A330 aircraft.

Under terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will provide maintenance support at a set price per flight hour for 15 years. Previously, the avionics firm announced a service-and-support contract with AirAsia for 100 A320 aircraft.

The latest avionics package consists of Rockwell Collins’ WXR-2100 multiscan hazard detection system, which the company said is the first and only weather radar that analyzes and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content. AirAsia and AirAsia X also selected the Rockwell Collins GLU-925 multimode receiver, an integrated unit that provides the aircraft’s primary position, speed and time reference, and enables precision landing capability.