The Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system is “good to go,” reported chairman, president and CEO Clay Jones during an April 21 earnings call. The FAA issued the final in a series of 50 hardware and software technical standard orders (TSO) for the Pro Line Fusion in April, and Rockwell Collins is now working on a supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation in its Challenger 601 test airplane.
For more than five years, Rockwell Collins engineers have been working on a tough challenge: how to make a compact head-up display (HUD) system, one that could fit into much smaller aircraft than the big jets that currently carry HUDs.
Rockwell Collins has added European Union regional trip support to the services provided under its Ascend flight information solutions.
Rockwell Collins (Stand 7036) has announced an agreement with Emteq to integrate the New Berlin, Wisconsin-based company’s line of LED interior lighting with its own Venue high-definition cabin management system.
StandardAero Business Aviation announced at the Aircraft Interiors Expo it has completed the first successful Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4-to-Pro Line 21 cockpit upgrade on a Falcon 50EX. According to the Tempe, Arizona maintenance, repair and overhaul center, it is authorized to perform the work at any of its four MRO facilities: Springfield, Illinois; Augusta, Georgia; Los Angeles; and Houston, Texas.
The first production-conforming Nextant 400XT will make its public debut this month at Ebace. According to Nextant, the 400XT is a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and a zero-timed airframe complete with new paint and interior.
Rockwell Collins is developing the HGS-3500 head-up guidance system, a smaller and lighter head-up display (HUD) for turboprop singles to midsize jets. The HGS-3500, for use in aircraft equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, fits into one 12-pound unit that mounts in front of the pilot. It consists of an LED-lighted active-matrix LCD that feeds the image into the top of the HUD glass.
StandardAero Business Aviation announced at the Aircraft Interiors Expo it has completed the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4-to-Pro Line 21 cockpit upgrade on a Falcon 50EX. According to the Tempe, Ariz. maintenance, repair and overhaul center, it is authorized to perform the work at any of its four MRO facilities–Springfield, Ill.; Augusta, Ga.; Los Angeles; and Houston.
It is just over a year since Rockwell Collins acquired flight planning group Air Routing International and rebranded the business Ascend Flight Information Solutions. The Houston-based operation has had a lower global profile than rival Universal Weather & Aviation for many years but that could be set to change as its new owner supports efforts to get closer to key emerging markets for business aviation.