Tuesday, September 4, 2012
FAA Certifies Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion on G280
The Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system achieved FAA certification for the Gulfstream PlaneView280 flight deck.
In March, FAA granted provisional certification for the G280, stating at the time that the integration of the Pro Line Fusion into the flight deck needed to be complete before full certification could be granted. Now, with the Pro Line Fusion completely integrated, the G280 has been granted full certification by FAA.
“The PlaneView280 flight deck with Pro Line Fusion is the most advanced in its class with large format displays and intuitive graphics for all phases of flight and information management capabilities that help streamline flight operations," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, business and regional systems for Rockwell Collins. "Additionally, the open systems approach we’ve taken with Pro Line Fusion made it possible to add Gulfstream-specific software applications with ease, staying consistent with the look and feel of Gulfstream PlaneView platforms.”
According to Gulfstream, the G280 is the only mid-sized business jet that offers automatic descent mode as a standard feature with the PlaneView280.
Additionally, Gulfstream said its mid-sized jet earned a type certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) on Tuesday.
The Savannah, Ga.-based manufacturer expects to deliver the first G280 to a U.S.-based customer later this year.
“The PlaneView280 system is designed to improve situational awareness and safety through its highly interactive controls and interfaces as well as its advanced graphics and synoptics,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president of programs and engineering at Gulfstream. “Optional features further enhance the capabilities of the flight deck. These include the Rockwell Collins HGS-6250 Head-Up Display (HUD II) and Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS II).”