Rockwell Collins and Duncan Aviation are working together to provide Citation CJ3 owners with a new aftermarket option for meeting mandates while simultaneously enhancing ownership and the flying experience—the Pro Line Fusion® flight deck upgrade. The system is expected to certify for the CJ3 at the end of 2016.
Pro Line Fusion for the CJ3 replaces the factory-installed portrait displays with larger 14.1-inch landscape touchscreen primary flight displays. The new system includes intuitive, touch-interactive maps, and easy-to-use icons, giving the pilot the ability to control items on the screen through touch. Also, it eliminates the need for FMS (Flight Management System) control display units originally installed in the pedestal.
“CJ3 owners have an extraordinary, all-in-one alternative for complying with airspace modernization deadlines,” says Craig Olson, Vice President and General Manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This upgrade brings turn-key compliance with ADS-B, WAAS, and more, plus pilots will enjoy extensive situational awareness and a revolution in simplicity.”
“We are excited about partnering with Rockwell Collins on the CJ3 Pro Line Fusion program,” says Steve Gade, Vice President of Business Development and Aircraft Sales for Duncan Aviation. “Our enthusiasm is based on the confidence and trust we have in on our working experience with Rockwell Collins, the excellent platform represented by the CJ3 in its loyal ownership group, the proven features and functions of the Fusion product, the timing of the solution, and the fact that Duncan Aviation is experienced with these types of avionics installations.”
Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion ushers in a new era for CJ3 owners with:
Pro Line Fusion is software-upgradeable for easy updates and also provides the backbone for integrating future enhancements such as Rockwell Collins’ HGS™-3500 Head-up Guidance System, EVS-3000 Enhanced Vision System, MultiScan™ weather radar and Airport Moving Map.
Pro Line Fusion is already certified as an upgrade for King Air aircraft that originally delivered with Pro Line 21™ and this upgrade for the CJ3 follows the same approach. The pilot displays and controls are replaced with Pro Line Fusion products, while the CJ3’s modern and reliable autopilot and radios remain on the airplane.