|Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Upgrade for King Air. Photo: Rockwell Collins|
[Avionics Today 05-18-2016] Rockwell Collins has unveiled three Pro Line 21 upgrade packages for King Air turboprops that aim to give operators more flexibility in equipping their aircraft for next-generation airspace and procedures. The upgrades are both FAA-certified and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-validated.
The three packages look to meet the needs of all Pro Line 21-equipped King Air aircraft and include Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out; synthetic vision; updated Flight Management System (FMS) with Localizer Performance and Approach Procedures with Vertical guidance (LPV/APV) and Radius-to-Fix (RF) legs; and the latest version of the Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS).
Rockwell Collins is in the process of developing similar Pro Line 21 upgrade packages for other aircraft types, including Hawkers, Premiers and more.