AIRMARK Aviation, based in Singapore, has selected Rockwell Collins' ADS-B Out solution to upgrade four of its Boeing 737-300 aircraft, with an option to fit one more. Work is expected to begin next month and be completed by the middle of 2019.
"After working with Rockwell Collins through the proposal process, we are confident in how they are going to carry out our retrofit," said Mohamed Yunos Ishak, owner and founder of AIRMARK Aviation.
The solution includes the company's TPR-901 Mode S Transponder, which is certified on both Boeing and Airbus platforms to meet ADS-B Out mandates in all regions of the world, along with the GPS-4000S Global Positioning System Sensor. The project is being spearheaded by AIRMARK Aviation's vice president of Fleet Management, Tajudin Mohammed Ali, in conjunction with Alvin Chew, principal account manager for Rockwell Collins. Both have collaborated on previous Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) upgrades.
"The TPR-901 has provided customers with proven reliability for many years," said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. "We look forward to bringing this type of ADS-B Out upgrade solution to the Asia-Pacific region as part of our first contract with AIRMARK Aviation."
ADS-B technology enables aircraft to continuously broadcast GPS derived aircraft position, heading and velocity information to ground stations connected to air traffic control. Implementing ADS-B Out benefits users by providing radar-like surveillance coverage even in areas of limited-to-no-traditional radar coverage to enhance safety. ADS-B Out technology also allows tighter separation between aircraft, resulting in increased airspace capacity and less delays.