Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion®, the company’s newest integrated avionics system, achieved its first FAA certification, which sets the stage for new features currently not available in the marketplace. (view full image)
STC on test aircraft sets the stage for entry into service
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 16, 2011) − Just weeks after receiving its final Technical Standard Order (TSO), Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system received supplemental type certification (STC). The STC, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, was achieved on the company’s experimental test aircraft.
Pro Line Fusion is the industry’s most advanced avionics system, bringing new features currently not available in the marketplace, including:
· An empowering, eyes-forward human interface featuring synthetic vision on the head-up display (HUD)
· Intuitive airport visualization enhancements, including the synthetic vision Airport Dome that orients pilots before descent and target runway highlighting on the airport diagram
· Networked capability enabling interoperability to synchronize the aircraft and ground systems and make database updates
· An open, software-based architecture which simplifies aircraft certification using a proven functional software TSO approach, lets original equipment manufacturers select the right computing hardware footprint for each of the aircraft in their families, and supports rapid deployment of new features as they are certified
“This certification affirms the flexibility and adaptability of the Pro Line Fusion system, and enables aircraft manufacturers to more easily install and certify the system on their respective platforms,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We continue to progress toward Pro Line Fusion’s entry into service and are working with customers to achieve more certifications in the coming months.”
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About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.