Our HGS system will aid pilots in safely and efficiently transporting passengers to and from the major European cities that Lufthansa CityLine serves
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Vocus) May 20, 2009
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Lufthansa to provide dual HGS-5600 Head Up Guidance Systems (HGS®) for its fleet of 20 Embraer 190/Embraer 195 aircraft for Lufthansa CityLine, a wholly-owned group company of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. First deliveries are scheduled for September 2009.
Lufthansa CityLine will be the first European airline to operate with a dual HGS configuration.
"Our HGS system will aid pilots in safely and efficiently transporting passengers to and from the major European cities that Lufthansa CityLine serves," said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. "With the addition of our dual HGS displays, Lufthansa CityLine pilots will have improved flight path control and situational awareness. Safety features and operational benefits with future development capabilities are key reasons for the continued success of our HGS solutions."
Rockwell Collins' HGS provides enhanced situational awareness and energy management in all flight conditions. The presentation of all primary flight data in the pilot's forward field of view eliminates transitions from head-down to head-up flying. Using the displayed flight path and acceleration information, it is possible for the pilot to fly very accurate approaches to a precise landing in all conditions, even in turbulence, crosswinds and on black hole approaches.
Key owner/user benefits:
- Eyes-out-of-the-flight-deck operation enhances situational awareness
- Conformal display of critical flight parameters increases safety
- Category III guidance-to-touchdown guides the pilot through the approach, flare and power reduction to wheels on the runway
- Precision touchdown capability maximizes landing performance
- Improves windshear awareness and avoidance through head-up warnings and escape guidance
- Increases traffic awareness and avoidance with head-up TCAS alerts
- Software data loading and enhanced maintenance functions offer improved maintainability
The Rockwell Collins HGS-5600 is offered as a factory-installed option by Embraer on the entire E-Jets family - the E170/E175 and the E190/E195.
About Lufthansa CityLine:
Lufthansa CityLine, as a wholly-owned Group company of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is the largest partner in the five-strong Lufthansa Regional concept, and will be the first European airline to operate with dual HGS. Currently, seven million passengers fly with Lufthansa CityLine every year. With its fleet of 69 modern and environmentally compatible medium- and short-range jets, CityLine serves all important airports across Europe with a total of up to 400 daily flights. The company was among the first to introduce HGS technology on board its CRJ fleets, and was instrumental in obtaining European operational benefits for the HGS.
About Rockwell Collins:
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) 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, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.