flydubai Airlines selects Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance System and MultiScan™ ThreatTrackTM weather radar for Boeing Next-Generation 737-800

Monday 9th November 2015

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Rockwell Collins today announced that Dubai-based flydubai has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including the Head-up Guidance System (HGS™), MultiScan ThreatTrackTM weather radar and datalink communications system for 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Deliveries will take place during 2016 and 2017.

The latest agreement, announced at the Dubai Airshow, marks the continuation of a strong relationship that Rockwell Collins has established with flydubai since it was founded in 2008.

Rockwell Collins HGS-4000 system features manual guidance to touchdown allowing for Category III approach and landing down to 600 ft / 200 M Runway Visual Range (RVR), low-visibility takeoff as low as 300 ft / 75 M RVR and lower-than-standard Category I approach minima as low as 1400 ft / 350 M RVR. The HGS-4000 also has numerous safety features including specific symbology for tailstrike avoidance, TCAS alerts, as well as awareness and recovery from unusual attitude and windshear events.

MultiScan ThreatTrack is the only commercial airborne radar offered by both Airbus and Boeing that delivers market-first capabilities, including Two-Level Turbulence Detection and Predictive OverFlight™ Protection, while enabling inferred hail and lightning prediction.

GLU-925 MMR, the first certified GPS Landing System receiver, enables high-integrity navigation, including RNP AR, Category III ILS and Category I Global Positioning Landing System approaches. The MMR also enables GPS position and availability requirements for ADS-B Out mandates.

Rockwell Collins is also providing a comprehensive communication and navigation suite as part of the avionics package for flydubai.

About flydubai

Dubai-based flydubai strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai have:

●    Created a network of more than 95 destinations, with 16 new routes launched in 2015.

●    Opened up 65 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.

●    Built up a fleet of 50 new aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023, all of which will be Boeing 737s.

In addition, flydubai's agility and flexibility as a young airline have enhanced Dubai's economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai's vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

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. To find out more, please visit:

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