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.
Low-cost configuration includes industry’s first touch-control flight displays, head-up synthetic vision, automated
weather detection and flight operations synchronization
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct. 5, 2011) – 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
“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
The proven 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.
Pro Line Fusion’s newest features and benefits:
Touch-control primary flight displays enable natural, eyes-forward operation
New, easy-to-use touch-control capability on the primary and multi-function displays dramatically enhances situational awareness
by allowing a pilot to operate with his or her eyes forward through all phases of flight.
Head-up synthetic vision enhances safety
The Rockwell Collins HGS™-3500 − the industry’s first
head-up guidance system (HGS) for light- to mid-size business aircraft, and the only head-up display to include synthetic
vision − keeps the pilot’s eyes forward and focused out the window during critical phases of flight.
MultiScan™ radar provides automated weather detection and analysis
Rockwell Collins’ award-winning MultiScan™ Threat Detection System provides optimal, clutter-free weather information that
reduces pilot workload and enhances safety and passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters.
Globally networked with Ascend™
Fully synchronized with Rockwell Collins
flight information solutions, Pro Line Fusion-equipped aircraft stay connected to a global network that allows both individual
owners and company flight departments to manage their aircraft operations more smoothly and effectively.
Autonomous backup provides one-touch emergency control
The first ever one-touch emergency mode for business aircraft affords disoriented pilots extra time to recover by putting
the aircraft into a safe-altitude holding pattern and also provides guidance cues to the nearest airport during engine loss.
The new Pro Line Fusion offering for turboprops and light jets will be on display at the 64th Annual National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.
About Rockwell Collins
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solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission
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