China Eastern will equip its newest fleet of 70 Airbus A320NEO with a full package of Thales avionics components including the Market Leading Flight Management System, the Thales/ACSS traffic and terrain collision avoidance system, and the Low Range Radio Altimeter as well as single configuration Head Up Display. The group will also equip over 110 Boeing 737NG and MAX with the Low Range Radio Altimeter.
China Eastern is one of the largest users of Thales/ACSS products in China. The Thales FMS system is the highest selling Flight Management System with over 90% market share in China. The T³CAS solution includes the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) with Class A Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and Mode S Transponder updated for DO-260B with full ADS-B IN/OUT capability.
The T³CAS provides operators with proven performance and reliability of TCAS, TAWS, Mode S and Automatic Dependent Surveillance
The NXT-800 NextGen Transponder is FAA and EASA compliant to meet the global Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate for aircraft that are required to have ADS-B Out capability. ACSS NXT transponders, installed on thousands of aircraft worldwide, are optimized for flight in the next generation air traffic environment and contribute to reductions in flight delays and fuel consumption.
“Thales considers China to be one of its most important markets for avionics components. Chinese airlines have extremely aggressive growth strategies to meet the requirements of growing demand and they need an avionics supplier that can deliver fast, and guarantee service excellence. This is why our leadership position in China is one of our strongest proof points to demonstrate the level of product maturity and service excellence Thales brings,” said Daniel Malka, Thales Vice President in charge of Avionics Services Worldwide activities.