Commercial, Embedded Avionics

Rockwell Collins to Supply PFCC for CSeries

By Tish Drake | July 21, 2010
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Rockwell Collins was selected to supply the Primary Flight Control Computer (PFCC) and the Attitude Heading Computer (AHC) for Bombardier Aerospace's fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system on Bombardier's CSeries, the company announced at the Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday.

The FBW flight control system uses electronic means to control the aircraft during flight. The Rockwell Collins PFCC allows hosting of the highest criticality level aircraft functions and provides an enabling platform to execute complex aircraft control laws, optimize aircraft fuel efficiency, improve passenger safety, host Category IIIa and IIIb Autoland algorithms, and enhance overall passenger ride comfort, the company said. The PFCC is an evolution of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system which was selected by Bombardier for the CSeries aircraft in July 2009.

"Bringing Rockwell Collins' PFCC demonstrates our ability to advance mission-critical technology to the 100-149 passenger commercial market that this aircraft will serve," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.

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