Thales strengthens its ties with China Southern Airlines with a major avionics contract to equip up to 80 Boeing aircraft. Thales will install 30 B737NG and, with the intention to include 50 B737MAX with a package of components including the market leading Thales/ACSS TCAS3000 the Thales TopFlight SATCOM (Inmarsat) and Low Range Radio Altimeter. China Southern is one of the largest users of Thales/ACSS products in China on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The system is fully compliant with all the main ATM requirements in China and is with DO260B ADS-B out, which guarantees the highest level of accuracy of information to pilots. Read more here.
In additional news, 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. Read more here.