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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rockwell Collins Combines FANS 1/A and Trip Planning in New Offering

Juliet Van Wagenen

Pilot using Rockwell Collins flight planning, which can now be combined with FANS 1/A
Pilot using Rockwell Collins flight planning, which can now be combined with FANS 1/A. Photo: Rockwell Collins

[Avionics Today 04-07-2015] Rockwell Collins has announced a new offering that combines its Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A upgrade with an annual subscription to its premium suite of ARINCDirect flight support mobile applications and services. The offering will be available for Bombardier Challenger 604, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft equipped with the company’s avionics.

The upgrade consists of new avionics hardware and associated service bulletin updates to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). By combining the upgrade with ARINCDirect service, operators will gain FANS 1/A FAA Letter of Authorization (LOA) assistance, flight planning, weather, VHF/SATCOM data link connectivity and global support.

“Our goal is to make flight operations as predictable and efficient as possible for flight departments — no matter where they are located in the world,” said Dave Poltorak, vice president of aviation and network services for Rockwell Collins.

The new FANS 1/A-ARINCDirect combined offering is available now with FANS 1/A deliveries for the Challenger 604 set to begin this summer, and for the Falcon 50EX, 2000 and 2000EX aircraft toward the end of the year.

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