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COMAC's C919 takes first flight with Rockwell Collins avionics

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2017-05-09   Source:rockwellcollins
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 8, 2017) - Last week, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s (COMAC) C919 took its first flight, equipped with Rockwell Collins’ communication and navigation solutions, and Integrated Surveillance System (ISS) for the flight deck.  

 

“The C919’s maiden flight was truly a testament to the strong relationship we’ve forged with COMAC over the course of our work in China,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “The innovative, proven technologies we’ve developed in collaboration with our C919 joint venture partners will deliver the highest levels of safety and situational awareness, while delivering reliability and efficiency. We’re committed to continue cooperation as we work toward certification.”

 

Rockwell Collins has formed joint ventures and partnerships with a number of companies in China for the C919 program, including:

  • AVIC Leihua Rockwell Collins Avionics Company (ALRAC) with the China Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI) for the development of the ISS which combines weather detection, traffic alert and collision avoidance, Mode S surveillance and terrain awareness and warning functions into a single system
  • Rockwell Collins CETC Avionics Co. Ltd. (RCCAC) with China Electronics Technology Avionics Company (CETCA) for development of the communication and navigation avionics solutions, which included audio, radio tuning, HF, VHF, GPS, DME, Radio Altimeter, VOR/ILS and an optional Inmarsat SATCOM solution
  •  Rockwell Collins and AVIC Bluesky for joint development of the engineering simulator for the C919 which provides support for the design and development of the aircraft’s flight control system, cockpit interior and ergonomics, avionics, controls and other necessary systems. 

Rockwell Collins has been working with the Chinese aviation industry for more than 30 years. The company’s equipment is on many airplanes manufactured in China including the ARJ21, MA60/600, Y8, Y12, K8, AC312 and AC352, and is on nearly every western airliner operated by China’s airlines.

 

About COMAC 

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is a state-owned limited liability company founded by the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

About LETRI 

China Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI) was established in 1970. Located in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province the company researches and produces civil aviation electronic equipment. LETRI is a research division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

About CETC and CETCA 

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) is a state-owned enterprise group founded in March 2002, administered by the State Council directly. Constituted by 47 institutes, CETC has strong capabilities in the design and production of communications, navigation and surveillance systems for aviation applications. CETC and its subsidiaries have participated in many Chinese aircraft programs including fixed wing and rotary wing platforms. China Electronics Technology Avionics Co.Ltd (CETCA) is a newly established company with in CETC focusing specifically on the C919 and other civil aircraft programs.

About Rockwell Collins 

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures.

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