By S.L. Fuller | May 1, 2017
The FAA has certificated Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion for the Cessna Citation CJ3, Rockwell Collins said. This upgrade is available in the U.S. from Duncan Aviation and Textron Aviation service facilities.
“The clock is ticking to get aircraft equipped for airspace modernization deadlines and this all-in-one alternative brings turn-key compliance for CJ3 operators with a modern interface and feature set found on new aircraft,” said Craig Olson, VP and general manager of business and regional systems for Rockwell Collins. “Pilots will fall in love with this new flight deck after seeing how it makes the most complicated tasks simple, and the additional situational awareness it brings.”
Pro Line Fusion can replace the CJ3 factory-installed portrait displays. The three new displays are larger at 14.1 inches and are landscape touchscreens. Pilots would use intuitive, touch-interactive maps, eliminating use of flight management system control display units that were originally installed in the pedestal. The solution is compliant with ADS-B and wide area augmentation system and localizer performance with vertical guidance.
Rockwell Collins said it is currently working with Transport Canada for type certification validation and will soon be taking up the same task with EASA. The first-ever CJ3 Pro Line Fusion installation began flight testing with Duncan Aviation in August 2016. At the time, certification was expected by the end of that year.