TRANSASIA AIRWAYS SELECTS THALES’S AVIONICS SYSTEMS FOR A320 FAMILY FLEET
11 Feb 2014
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Singapore Air Show, 11 February 2014 – TransAsia Airways has selected Thales’s avionics package on its 18 new A320 Family aircraft.
TransAsia Airways’ new fleet will be delivered with Thales’s ACSS T3CAS (1), a complete surveillance solution integrating multiple functions into a single system. This agreement has been made under the Selected Seller Furnished Equipment (SSFE) alternate choice at Airbus, who have recently named the T3CAS as the standard surveillance avionics suite on the A320 Family. The system also provides the platform for ADS-B functions, which will pave the way for future Air Traffic Control applications.
TransAsia Airways also selected Thales’s TopFlight Flight Management System (FMS). This system, developed with GE Aviation, is the number one choice for Airbus single aisle and long range jets with over 60% market share and unique capabilities like a landing system (FLS) capability (2).
“TransAsia Airways’ decision to include our avionics systems onboard their new fleet is further testament to the strength of our continuing, long-term relationship, established through our service agreements.” said François Piolet, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Thales Avionics Services Worldwide.
“TransAsia Airways is pleased to have Thales onboard our aircraft as we are confident that Thales’s avionics equipment will help us fulfill present and future navigation and surveillance requirements” said Fred Wu, Vice President of TransAsia Airways.
“Like on the ATR, TransAsia Airways has decided to select the integrated system proposed by Thales/ACSS (T3CAS) on its A320 fleet. This system offers an integrated Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) included in the TCAS unit box and provides an exclusive performance based algorithm giving timely alerts to the flight crew as well as being capable of Low RNP” added Mr Wu.
About TransAsia Airways
Founded in 1951 as the earliest private airline in Taiwan, TransAsia Airways has developed into a major regional player, focusing on intra-Asia, cross-Strait and domestic flights.
It currently owns varied fleets, including A330s, A320s, A321s and ATR72s. TransAsia Airways’ Asia destinations include Japan, South Korea, Thailand, China and Macau, and the airline is actively evaluating more potential destinations.
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(1) Phoenix-based Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), 70% owned by L-3 Communications and 30% owned by Thales, is a leader in safety avionics systems that increase safety, situational awareness and efficiency for aircraft operators in all phases of flight. The surveillance platform is compliant with existing and future ATM requirements in Europe, US and APAC regions and opensthe way for ADS-B IN capabilities. Besides offering an integrated TCAS Change 7.1, a performance based TAWS and an ADS-B capable transponder in a 6 MCU package, T3CAS® also offers a full range of Airbus ADS-B IN functions such as ATSA-AIRB (Enhanced Air traffic Surveillance) and ATSA-ITP (In Trail Procedure) on Single Aisle and Long Range aircraft.
(2) The Thales FMS system includes powerful hardware combined with the latest certified Airbus Release 1A software is offering second to none reactivity and unique features such as secondary flight plan, realistic navigation trajectory computations or FMS Landing System capabilities (FLS) to the flight crew.