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Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics for Avicopter's new AC312E/C helicopters, which will perform search and rescue, emergency medical service and general purpose transport missions.
Rockwell Collins' avionics consists of its latest helicopter cockpit display system and Pro Line 21TM communication, navigation and surveillance equipment. The cockpit display system provides growth to support Synthetic Vision, Helicopter TAWS and EFB. Options for the platform also include the RTA-4112 MultiScanTM weather radar and the TTR-4100 TCAS II traffic surveillance system.
"This is another major win for Rockwell Collins in China and reflects our more than 30 years of building trust with customers in the country," said Colin Mahoney, senior vice president of International and Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "The comprehensive solution we're providing for the AC312E/C features an advanced architecture that supports future capabilities as they become available, which is especially important for the types of missions that will be flown by the AC312E. Through our long-time, collaborative working relationship with HAIG, we were able to develop an innovative avionics suite that delivers safety, situational awareness and reliability to A312E operators.
Initial delivery of the avionics suite to HAIG will occur in late 2015 to meet the first flight schedule. The Civil Aviation Administration of China is expected to certify the aircraft in 2017.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.
Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as HAIG) is an aviation enterprise headquartered in Harbin, China.br /> HAIG develops and manufactures civil and military helicopters, and light airplanes. It also produces the regional jet through an international cooperation program. Besides, HAIG supplies various components for foreign aerospace companies such as Boeing and Airbus.HAIG has more than 11,000 employees. It is a subsidiary of Avicopter Corp. Ltd. who leads the helicopter division under Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).