Rockwell Collins HGS selected for Lufthansa CityLine E-190/195 fleet
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Lufthansa to provide dual HGS-5600 Head Up Guidance Systems (HGS) for its fleet of 20 Embraer 190/195 aircraft for Lufthansa CityLine, a wholly-owned group company of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
First deliveries are scheduled for September 2009.
Lufthansa CityLine will be the first European airline to operate with a dual HGS configuration.
“Our HGS system will aid pilots in safely and efficiently transporting passengers to and from the major European cities that Lufthansa CityLine serves,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems, for Rockwell Collins. “With the addition of our dual HGS displays, Lufthansa CityLine pilots will have improved flight path control and situational awareness. Safety features and operational benefits with future development capabilities are key reasons for the continued success of our HGS solutions.”
Rockwell Collins’ HGS provides enhanced situational awareness and energy management in all flight conditions. The presentation of all primary flight data in the pilot's forward field of view eliminates transitions from head-down to head-up flying. Using the displayed flight path and acceleration information, it is possible for the pilot to fly very accurate approaches to a precise landing in all conditions, even in turbulence, crosswinds and on black hole approaches.