Delta Air Lines has awarded Innovative Solutions & Support a $60 million contract to outfit its fleet of 182 MD-88s and MD-90s as well as several flight simulators with standardized glass cockpits. The avionics suites feature flat panel displays outfitted with full required navigation performance, required time of arrival and GPS capabilities while incorporating data link and ADS-B functionality as well as an advanced flight management system to align with the U.S. NextGen air traffic management equipment requirements. Delta said the improvements will allow the aircraft to fly shorter flight paths and take advantage of continuous-descent, RNAV approaches to reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and noise levels–a primary objective of NextGen.
Delta to Retrofit New Cockpits on MD-88s, MD-90s
- April 10, 2013, 5:52 PM