The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on individuals and
businesses across the globe for more than a year now. But for aviation, there
have been two sharp and opposite effects. First was the drop in demand for
passenger flights. Next came the unexpected surge in demand for cargo planes to
ferry around personal protective equipment, home-office and school supplies,
vaccines, and, yes, the many impulse and comfort purchases people have made to
get through it all.
In response, Collins Aerospace is helping customers navigate the new normal
with avionics solutions to help cargo reach its destination as safely as
possible. And these solutions come with Collins’ world-class customer support
available wherever and whenever needed.
Our key avionics offerings are noted below, or contact us at [email protected] for
more information about how we can support your efforts.
MultiScan ThreatTrack™ Weather Radar
Unexpected bad weather can negatively impact flight paths, not to mention the
time needed for inspections following an unanticipated lightning strike. With
MultiScan ThreatTrack™ Weather Radar from Collins Aerospace, cargo pilots can
scan up to 48 different weather cells to avoid hail and lightning before it
becomes an issue.
WXR-2100 MultiScan ThreatTrack™ Weather Radar
Voice and Data-Link Communications via Iridium®
Collins Aerospace can help cargo operators stay in touch with their
operations departments no matter how remote their location. We provide reliable
voice and data communications over the global Iridium® satellite network,
including worldwide Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Aircraft
Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) coverage, through our
low-cost, lightweight transceivers. And installation is available through a
comprehensive and turnkey retrofit.
IRT-2110/2120 Iridium® SATCOM transceivers
Head Up Guidance System with Enhanced Vision
With Collins Aerospace’s Head Up Displays combined with our Enhanced Flight
Vision System, cargo pilots can enhance their actual view of the landing
environment by providing a real world video image of the runway. With
EFVS-equipped aircraft, pilots can allow for an approach with reduced minima in
a broad range of weather conditions.
Large format display options for B767 cargo aircraft
As more and more B767 aircraft take to the skies as cargo planes, many
operators are looking for ways to extend the life of their aircraft. As many of
these older planes are equipped with legacy flight decks requiring regular
maintenance, operators are encouraged to consider an upgraded solution from
Collins Aerospace that includes large-format displays and head-up guidance to
greatly extend the life of the fleet.
767/757 Large Format Display System Flight Deck Retrofit
SBAS capable multi-mode receivers
Cargo operators – whether those already in this business or those just
converting to cargo fleets – often find themselves flying to new and unfamiliar
destinations. And given the importance of meeting delivery deadlines, they must
be able to safely fly anywhere at any time. Collins’ GLU-2100 MMR offers
advanced global navigation capabilities that can protect against GPS-jamming
with the benefit of highly accurate GNSS solutions, including SBAS and LPV that
support all current airspace navigation and landing requirements. And future
capabilities can then be supported via efficient software-only upgrades.
GLU-2100 Multi-Mode Receiver
Cargo deck fire protection
Cargo decks require smoke detectors and fire extinguishers tailored to the
volume of the cargo compartments. Collins Aerospace has multiple options to
help. For temporary converted passenger aircraft transporting cargo on existing
seats, we offer non Halon based (green) portable extinguishers that meet both
FAA and EASA regulations. Besides cargo deck fire detection and suppression, we
also offer engine and APU fire protection systems.
Halotron BrX™ “Green” Handheld Cabin Extinguisher
Cargo video surveillance
Keeping an eye on what’s happening outside the cockpit is important for
pilots of cargo aircraft. Our solutions provide pilots with situational
awareness as to what is happening on all cargo decks without leaving their
seats, even streaming video right to their tablets. Beyond the flight itself,
our products can even monitor the loading and unloading of cargo ULDs via a
recorded or livestreamed video feed sent directly to cargo operation