January 9, 2014
China Eastern Airlines selects Thales’s entire avionics suite
China Eastern Airlines’ new Airbus single aisle fleet will fly with Thales’s newest avionics solutions. The selection includes surveillance systems, flight management systems and head up displays. Following Airbus’ announcement to integrate Thales’s ACSS T3CAS surveillance platform as the preferred solution on all new single aisle aircraft, China Eastern is the first major Chinese airline to select this new generation system. Also equipped on the aircraft will be TopFlight, Thales’s Flight Management System (FMS). This system, developed with GE aviation, is the number one choice for Airbus single aisle jets with over 60% market share. The Thales Head Up Display (HUD) is the sole solution certified on Airbus aircraft and compliant with the latest Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) roadmap for HUD integration in Chinese registered commercial aircraft.