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Friday, October 26, 2012

AgustaWestland Selects Pro Line Fusion for AW609

AgustaWestland has selected the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite for its AW609 TitltRotor, marking the first European customer for Pro Line Fusion and the first announced forward-fit application of Rockwell Collins’ touch-control primary flight displays.

"This is a very important win for Rockwell Collins as it demonstrates the extreme flexibility and advanced capabilities of our newest avionics offering, and deepens relationships with our customers,” said Claude Alber, vice president and managing director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EuMEA) for Rockwell Collins. “Pro Line Fusion is a perfect fit for the unique, multi-role characteristics of the AW609.”

With Pro Line Fusion, the AW609 will be capable of single-pilot operations under instrument flight rule conditions. The TiltRotor is expected to be certified in 2016.

Other features include 14-inch primary flight displays; Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B); and MultiScan Threat Detection Weather Radar System.

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