|The AVIC MA-700 regional airliner equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Today 09-30-2014] The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has selected Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics system for the airline’s new MA-700 regional airliner. The MA-700, a twin turboprop that follows the development of the MA-60 and MA-600 Xian Modern Ark family of aircraft, is expected to enter into service in 2019.
According to Rockwell Collins, Pro Line Fusion for the MA-700 delivers situational awareness through an intuitive graphic user interface. The flight deck equips airlines with a broad range of operational capabilities including weather radar and predictive windshear, obstacle and geopolitical boundary maps, among others.
AVIC also selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500 Head-up Guidance System Head-Up Display (HUD) solution as an airline-selectable option for the MA-700. The recently released “China HUD Application Roadmap” calls for 10 percent of in-service airline fleets to be equipped with HUDs by 2015, and on all airline aircraft where a HUD is offered by 2025.