Business & GA, Embedded Avionics

Pro Line Fusion Awarded FAA STC

By Tish Drake | May 17, 2011
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Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) on the company’s experimental test aircraft.

“This certification affirms the flexibility and adaptability of the Pro Line Fusion system, and enables aircraft manufacturers to more easily install and certify the system on their respective platforms,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We continue to progress toward Pro Line Fusion’s entry into service and are working with customers to achieve more certifications in the coming months.”

Last month, the system received its final FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO), certifying the hardware and software.

Features of the system include synthetic vision on the head-up display (HUD); airport visualization enhancements, including the synthetic vision Airport Dome that orients pilots before descent and target runway highlighting on the airport diagram; networked capability enabling interoperability to synchronize the aircraft and ground systems and make database updates; and a software-based architecture which simplifies aircraft certification.

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