Business & GA, Embedded Avionics

Pro Line Fusion Flies on Embraer Legacy 500

By Tish Drake | November 28, 2012
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Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics successfully completed the first test flight on the Embraer Executive Jets’ Legacy 500 mid-size business jet, the company said Wednesday. The flight occurred at Embraer’s headquarters in Sấo José dos Campos, Brazil.

“This flight brings us one step closer to delivering the best available cockpit technology to Embraer Executive Jets and its global customer base,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The Legacy 450/500 program is a great source of pride for our company as we strengthen our presence in Brazil, one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world.”

The Legacy 500 flight deck includes four high-resolution 15-inch diagonal LCD displays with high-resolution synthetic vision depiction of terrain and obstacles; advanced human-machine interface including graphical flight planning capability; Integrated Flight Information Systems (IFIS) with electronic charts, enhanced maps and document reader; dual advanced Flight Management Systems (FMS) with Wide Area Augmentation System Localizer Precision Vertical (WAAS/LPV) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capabilities; and Traffic Surveillance System with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities.

Optional features include Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System, Surface Management System (SMS), and Link 2000+ Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC).

First deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in early 2014.

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