Rockwell Collins has received STCs to provide Localizer
Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) upgrades for King Air
C90GTi, B200, B200GT, B200C, B200CGT, 350 and 350C aircraft. The
announcement was made at the Aircraft Electronic Associations'
(AEA) tradeshow in Orlando, FL.
Rockwell Collins has worked closely with Hawker Beechcraft to
develop and certify the coupled LPV solution which includes an
upgrade to Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S for these aircraft. The STCs
will allow King Air operators with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
avionics to take advantage of the more than 1,900 LPV approaches
available today with minimum decision heights as low as 200 feet.
Upgrades will be available through Hawker Beechcraft Factory Owned
(HBS) Service Centers and Rockwell Collins' network of certified
The LPV certification complements Rockwell Collins Approved
Model List (AML) STC available today to upgrade the entire Pro Line
4 and Pro Line 21 fleet to a GPS 4000S enabling the Wide Area
Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS capability. Operators who upgrade to
the GPS-4000S may take advantage of WAAS in North America and
simplify operations with GPS as primary means of navigation and
eliminate time-consuming Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
(RAIM) check. WAAS improves the availability and integrity of
GPS navigation, providing service for all classes of aircraft in
all flight operations in its coverage, including en-route
navigation, airport departures and airport arrivals.
Rockwell Collins plans to complete approximately 15 certified
WAAS/LPV solutions over the next year on a variety of Pro Line 4
and Pro Line 21 aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Cessna,
Dassault and Hawker Beechcraft.