There are 250 Falcon 2000 and 2000EX aircraft eligible to take advantage of the Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 retrofit program.
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 17, 2011) – Rockwell Collins has achieved another Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Pro Line 4™ to Pro Line 21™ retrofit program, which is now available for operators of Pro Line 4-equipped Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft. The announcement was made at the 11th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The upgrade replaces the legacy Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays in the Falcon 2000 and 2000EX with the latest in liquid crystal display (LCD) technology. Operators benefit from the latest avionics capabilities while extending the life and enhancing the value of their aircraft.
There are 250 Falcon 2000 and 2000EX aircraft eligible to take advantage of the Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 retrofit program. The solution features four large, configurable 10- by 8-inch LCDs and includes Rockwell Collins’ Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS). With IFIS, pilots can access high resolution electronic charts, XM graphical weather (including but not limited to NEXRAD, lightning data, satellite images and winds aloft) and enhanced navigation maps. The system’s open architecture design provides the added benefit of accommodating future technology changes including ADS-B out and data link mandates.
The Pro Line 21 retrofit program also includes an upgrade to the aircraft’s existing Rockwell Collins Flight Management System (FMS), enabling Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches at more than 2,400 airports worldwide. Rockwell Collins also received a separate STC for operators to upgrade from its AHC-85E Attitude Heading Computer to a WAAS LPV-capable AHC-3000S.
STCs are available for more than 30 aircraft ranging from turbo props to long-range business jets, including the Falcon 50EX and, more recently, a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter. To date, Pro Line 21 aftermarket upgrades have been installed on over 250 aircraft, making it one of the most successful avionics retrofit programs available. The STCs are available through Rockwell Collins’ network of certified dealers.
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