Rockwell Collins new TCAS gains FAA certificate
The next generation TTR-2100 TCAS II traffic computer has been given its FAA certificate. The new system, which enables NextGen traffic surveillance in a lighter and more capable unit, is now available for Boeing aircraft as a forward-fit and retrofit solution, with Airbus and other aircraft types soon to follow.
“Today’s announcement signifies the complete refresh of our TCAS product line and the work we’ve done brings new value to customers in multiple market segments,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins.
With the certification of the TTR-2100, and soon-to-be certified TTR-4100 for helicopters and business and regional aircraft, Rockwell Collins will have transformed its TCAS/surveillance product line to meet the emerging requirements of NextGen airspace.
“We developed the TTR-2100 using a concurrent design approach, meaning we leveraged surveillance technology from across business units and programs at Rockwell Collins,” added Timm. “This approach brings proven, state-of-the-art safety enhancements to the flight deck.”