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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion II Upgrade Approved for King Air

Juliet Van Wagenen

Pro Line Fusion for King Air turboprops
Pro Line Fusion for King Air turboprops. Photo: Rockwell Collins

[Avionics Today 02-02-2016] The FAA has granted Rockwell Collins a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Pro Line Fusion avionics upgrade for King Air 350 turboprops originally delivered with Pro Line II avionics. The STC was achieved as part of a collaborative effort with Landmark Aviation Winston-Salem and BHE & Associates and is available now through Rockwell Collins-authorized dealers.

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion upgrade for King Air 350 turboprops provides compliance with airspace modernization deadlines and features widescreen Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) equipped with the icon-based, touchscreen technology found on new-production King Airs.

Pro Line Fusion is already certified as an upgrade for King Air aircraft originally delivered with Pro Line 21 and this upgrade for the King Air 350 with Pro Line II follows a similar approach. The pilot displays and controls are replaced with Pro Line Fusion products while the King Air’s autopilot and radios remain on the airplane.

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