Canadian officials have approved Bombardier's Global Vision flight deck, the airframer announced Friday.
“This is an important milestone, as aircraft equipped with the Global Vision flight deck can now be granted a certificate of airworthiness,” said Stéphane Leblanc, Vice President and General Manager, Global Aircraft, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “To date, we have completed over 600 hours of flight testing and are progressing full throttle towards certification of specific advanced features, such as the incorporation of enhanced vision and synthetic vision on the head-up display.”
Bombardier Aerospace and Rockwell Collins will be the first to certify synthetic vision on a head-up display (HUD) as part of the Pro Line Fusion avionics system on the Global Vision flight deck, which will be featured the Global 5000 and Global 6000 jets. In April 2011, Rockwell Collins obtained all FAA Technical Standard Orders for its Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, the first application of which will be featured in the Global Vision flight deck. Certification from the FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency are expected to follow later this year. Entry-into-service is on schedule for early 2012.
The Pro Line Fusion includes four 15-inch active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCD) working in concert with the Head-up Guidance System, an electronic checklist, maps with graphical flight planning, an integrated cursor control panel, a Synthetic-Enhanced Vision System, paperless operation enabled by Dual Electronics Charts, a Future Air Navigation System, Controller-Pilot Datalink Communication (CPDLC), a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) and a MultiScan Weather Detection system.