Rockwell Collins Brings Advanced Avionics to Turboprops and Light Jets
The low-cost configuration includes the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays, integrated head-up synthetic vision, and autonomous backup flight control modes.
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Oct 06, 2011

The new Pro Line Fusion configuration for turboprops and light jets features the industry’s first touch-control flight displays, integrated head-up synthetic vision, autonomous backup control modes. (Credit: Rockwell Collins)

Rockwell Collins is bringing the industry-leading capabilities of its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system to turboprops and light jet aircraft.

“Until now, no one has been able to deliver the feature-rich capabilities, robust architecture and enhanced safety that Pro Line Fusion brings to this class of aircraft, and we’re doing it at a lower cost and lighter weight than other systems in this segment,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.

This latest configuration of Pro Line Fusion includes the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays, integrated head-up synthetic vision, and autonomous backup flight control modes. Additional features include MultiScan weather threat detection and full integration with Ascend flight information solutions.

“Previously, advanced functionality such as synthetic vision on head-up displays and automated weather radar were only available for larger aircraft,” added Irmen. “Pro Line Fusion now brings these capabilities and more to the entire range of business aircraft − from turboprops to intercontinental business jets.”

Pro Line Fusion was certified in June on the Bombardier* Global 6000 long-range business aircraft. The system has been selected for 11 announced aircraft platforms across the business aviation, commercial air transport and military market segments. 

The scalability of the Pro Line Fusion software, combined with advanced hardware features such as embedded display processing and highly integrated sensors and radios, are key elements of making the system small enough for turboprops and light jets while bringing more functionality and value to aircraft manufacturers and operators.

The system will be available for new aircraft applications as well as a display retrofit for turboprops and light jets equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. Certification is expected by the end of 2013.

SOURCE: Rockwell Collins

 

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