Challenger 604

When it comes to keeping your Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft fully capable for all your business-jet ventures, it pays to go with experience. Rockwell Collins has been providing advanced avionics capabilities to the Challenger 604 since the aircraft’s production. Our upgrades, options and services can enhance your aircraft’s performance and keep your aircraft mandate compliant.

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  • Avionics on Bombardier Challenger 604


Upgrading your flight deck from Pro Line 4™ to our Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system provides your aircraft with powerful new baseline features that solve your obsolescence issues in a cost-effective package. These features, along with a menu of avionics options, can satisfy mandates, let you fly in preferred airspace to more destinations and increase your aircraft’s safety and efficiency.

  • A fully loaded package of baseline equipment for operation in modernizing global airspace: DO-260B compliant ADS-B, SBAS-capable GNSS, localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches, radius-to-fix (RF) legs and more
  • Three 14.1-inch widescreen LCDs with advanced graphics, configurable windows and touch-screen or point-and-click navigation
  • High-resolution synthetic vision as a standard feature, including Rockwell Collins’ patented airport dome, and extended runway centerlines with mile markers to better orient the pilot from top of descent through final approach
  • Touch-interactive maps with eyes-forward flight planning, high-resolution topography, real-time on-board weather radar overlays, obstacles, and special-use airspace and search patterns for expanded situational awareness and reduced workload
  • Geo-referenced electronic navigation charts that display own-ship aircraft position for enhanced situational awareness during approaches
  • Easy and fast database updates using a standard USB drive port on the front of the displays, or the optional Aircraft Information Manager wireless data loading service

ADS-B Out (DO-260B)

As a cornerstone of NextGen® airspace modernization, the ADS-B Out mandates are fast approaching. Ensure you are mandate compliant in the United States by the end of 2019 and by mid-2020 in Europe and other areas.

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RNP - (LPV) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance

Equip your aircraft with Performance Based Navigation (PBN) for easier access to heavily congested or terrain-challenged airports. You'll take advantage of shorter approach routing and lower landing minima to maximize fuel savings.

Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV)

  • Gain unprecedented access to more airports, and more runways
  • Cat 1 like approach minimums as low as 200’ and half mile visibility.
  • Over 4000 LPV approaches in the US, growing by several hundred per year.

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Dual integrated EFB (IFIS)

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion helps pilots focus on flying. It integrates common EFB functions (e.g., charts, graphical weather and enhanced maps) into the Pro Line Fusion. With this integration, the FMS automatically shares flight-plan data with the IFIS. This enables automated chart selection, presenting aircraft position on chart, overlaying the flight plan on graphical weather and much more. Pilots have greater situational awareness while reducing their workload, compared with federated EFBs.

  • Ownship on chart
  • SIDS, STARs, approach, airport charts
  • XM WX Satellite Weather®
  • Enhanced maps with airways and intersections
  • Geopolitical boundaries
  • Chart link

Data Link

Utilize text-based communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC).

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Synthetic Vision System (SVS)

On approach into a busy, unfamiliar airport, SVS creates a virtual Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) environment by adding distinct mile markers, runway highlights, lead-ins and airport dome to easily identify any destination airport.

Touchscreen graphical flight planning

Our intuitive icon-based controls make it simpler for pilots with any background to transition into new aircraft types and quickly gain confidence with the avionics. And the industry’s first touch-screen primary flight display puts easy navigation and control literally at your fingertips.

Key options

A wide range of avionics options can enable your aircraft to take advantage of preferred airspace and airport access, greater safety and more – while keeping your Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft mandate compliant.

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Future Air Navigation System (FANS 1/A) capability

Equips your Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft to comply with mandates for access to the preferred North Atlantic Tracks across the Atlantic Ocean. Plus, it positions you for the first steps of Data-link Clearance (DCL) implementation domestically. Whether using CPDLC to cross the Atlantic or moving to the front of the line by obtaining your clearance via data link, CPDLC technology allows you to get your clearances faster and be the first off the ground.

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ATN (Link 2000+)

Based in Europe or traveling to your favorite European destination soon? Equip to maintain access to all your favorite European destinations with confidence. The Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN) data-link channel enables a more reliable and easier means of communication between pilots and busy air traffic controllers.

  • MultiScan

MultiScan™ full-color weather radar

You can’t control bad weather, but you can avoid it with a fully automated radar operation displaying the complete weather picture out to 320 nautical miles ahead of your aircraft. Set the radar in AUTO mode and your pilots will no longer need to make adjustments to tilt or gain controls. Additional features include certified turbulence detection out to 40 nautical miles and OverFlight™ protection, which mitigates the risk of inadvertently penetrating thunderstorm tops.

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Graphical weather

Increases awareness of changing weather patterns by complementing the on-board weather radar system with XM Satellite or data link strategic weather. Strategic weather easily overlays the navigational map for a seamless view of both your flight plan and weather. It allows crews to make informed decisions to safely navigate around growing weather threats.

  • Challenger 604 cabin


The business-jet cabin is a home away from home for the business traveler. We think it should feel that way. With cabin upgrades such as our Venue™ cabin management system – along with optional connectivity and content solutions – your Challenger 604 cabin becomes an even more inviting place to work and relax.


The discerning traveler expects a life of no compromises. Rockwell Collins’ Venue cabin management system has been designed to fulfill that expectation – every time you fly.

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Stage™ content services

Elegantly streamlining every aspect of on-board content delivery, our Stage™ content service brings an unrivaled level of luxury to your cabin’s entertainment capabilities. Passengers can enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, music, magazines and more on their preferred mobile devices and laptops.

A rich variety of content is refreshed monthly from a web-based menu designed for the flight director’s ease of management. This convenient, subscription-based service includes add-on options such as news feeds, stock updates, sports and weather forecasts.

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Tailwind® TV

Our Tailwind® family of airborne satellite TV systems allow you to receive the most comprehensive and compelling content available in the air, whether you’re traveling in the contiguous United States or between multiple regions worldwide, such as Europe and the Middle East.

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Airshow® moving maps

"Are we there yet?"

There's a reason that moving maps are the most popular feature of any in-flight entertainment system. Understanding the flight progress, geographic location and scheduled arrival time is vital and deeply satisfying to travelers of all ages.

Give your passengers the power of engagement with Rockwell Collins' industry leading Airshow® moving maps. Beautiful 3D graphics, greater geographic detail, unparalleled global coverage and intuitive interface give travelers an unmatched, in-control view of the world around them.

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ARINCDirect Cabin connectivity services

Whether you are part of a private flight department, large corporation or charter operation, you know that in-flight connectivity is a must in today’s information-enabled world. That’s why Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM cabin connectivity services offer you a variety of options and additional services to meet your phone, fax, voice and data needs. These options include Inmarsat Jet ConneX (JX) and SwiftBroadband, Iridium and ViaSat® mobile broadband.

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Stream movies and catch up on the latest news in flight, while giving your Challenger 604 pilots and flight department the high-speed, reliable and secure information exchange they need to operate at peak performance. Connectivity services from Rockwell Collins make it possible.


As an Inmarsat distribution partner, ARINCDirect offers a variety of connectivity options for data, email, text messaging, voice and VPN – at some of the best rates in the industry. 

Jet ConneX (JX)

As a business jet passenger, you juggle demanding schedules and projects all while on the go. Whether it’s checking the latest stock price on your smartphone, conducting a video conference or closing a business deal, you can do all this and more in real time while cruising at 35,000 feet with the new Inmarsat Jet ConneX (JX) service.
Connect to JX with your laptop, tablet and smartphone over the aircraft’s Wi-Fi system from the moment you step on board, wherever you fly. JX allows you to do the same things you would in the office. Or, if you’d rather kick back and relax, you can download a movie or watch the game live like you’re at home.
Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect has been a trusted partner of Inmarsat services for more than 20 years. Key benefits include:
  • Seamless global coverage for continuous, consistent service
  • Speeds far beyond anything else available today
  • Upgradable bandwidth for new devices and applications
  • Smart cabin routers for next generation connectivity from the flight deck to the cabin
  • One price for a complete connectivity package
  • One invoice for all service call
  • One phone number for technical, customer and billing support

SwiftBroadband (SBB)

  • Transmitted over the I-4 satellites
  • Service speeds up to 432 kbps
  • Simultaneous high-speed data, safety services and voice
  • Worldwide coverage at all altitudes (except polar regions)
  • Dedicated streaming channels, up to four per aircraft
  • Future integration of air traffic control (ATC) messages

SwiftBroadband 200 (SB200)

  • Transmitted over the I-4 satellites
  • Service speeds up to 200 kbps (uncompressed) via a small, low-gain Class 15 antenna
  • Worldwide coverage at all altitudes (except polar regions)

Swift 64

  • Uses the L-band spectrum and a high-gain antenna communicating over the I-3 satellites
  • Service speeds up to 64 kbps per channel
  • Inmarsat’s first mechanism for high-speed data
  • Combine as many as four channels for a fourfold increase in throughput

ViaSat Mobile Broadband

Designed to serve “office in the sky” applications, ViaSat Mobile Broadband Service also allows you to send and receive email, establish VPN connections, watch streaming video and participate in video conferencing.
Mobile Broadband Service coverage is available both in the air and on the ground, so you can finish that last email during your taxi from the FBO. Although it does not support phone natively, the connection is strong enough to support high-quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls. Your service is automatically provisioned in your account using our ARINCDirect AD Connect VoIP app and is available for iOS and Android™.


Iridium is an excellent choice for both phone and fax connectivity, but is also robust enough to provide limited data services through Short Burst Data (SBD) protocol.
Data can include sending/receiving email and SMS messages and supporting data link connectivity. Much like cellphones, Iridium units are programmed with removable SIM cards. ARINCDirect can provide worldwide service to all Iridium units that accept our SIM cards.
Cost effective and reliable, Iridium’s voice and data services are ideal for business jet operators looking to provide their passengers with smartphone enabled air-to-ground voice, SMS, email, fax and low-speed data communications, providing global coverage, including the polar regions.

Smart cabin router

Our new line of smart cabin routers provides ARINCDirect customers an end-to-end connectivity solution. Designed specifically to meet aviation standards and requirements, these new routers enable flight deck and cabin connectivity for IP devices and electronic flight bags, saving business aircraft operators time and money, while improving the overall passenger connectivity experience.
Our open, smart cabin router gives you service provider options. The compact, flange-mount design provides wired or wireless Ethernet connectivity on board the aircraft. It enables access for multiple LAN clients, as well as WAN connectivity to multiple communications networks such as GSM, Inmarsat SBB, Ka/Ku VSAT, Iridium or other networks.
The router offers 3G/4G GSM cellular service that can be used for internet access and file transfers when the aircraft is on the ground. The router also supports non-flight critical cabin crew, flight deck and aircraft system data communication requirements.
Connectivity is only the start. To maximize the flight experience, we offer a wide variety of value-added services, from VoIP to content filtering.

AD Wi-Fi call and text

The ARINCDirect AD Wi-Fi call and text app lets you place and receive calls and texts on your personal cellphone, using your own number anywhere in the world. The app utilizes your broadband Inmarsat (i.e., SBB and JX) and ViaSat mobile broadband connection from your aircraft. 

ARINCDirect Connect VoIP app

The ARINCDirect Connect VoIP app provides the savvy corporate traveler with a bridge between their personal smartphone and the various communications technologies present on the aircraft. It allows passengers to call anywhere in the world directly from their smartphone.  The AD Connect app is available for the iPhone®/iPod touch® and Android-powered smartphones. The app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes® Store and Google Play Store. After downloading the app, click here to begin the activation process.

ARINC Cabin Connect

Our exclusive ARINC Cabin Connect service enables aircraft operators to control SATCOM operating costs through direct credit card payments. Cabin Connect is available to all ARINCDirect SwiftBroadband customers regardless of equipment.

Online customer portal

Customers can access an online portal for real-time usage information and troubleshooting.


Automated usage alerts are provided based on thresholds set by the user.

Acceleration and compression

With our acceleration and compression, you can add 100 to 400 percent bandwidth capacity to your cabin network, sending and receiving more data in a shorter period of time. That means lower costs and a better customer experience.

Network redundancy

We have two Points of Presence (POP), one in London and the other in New York, making Rockwell Collins the only provider with true network redundancy. This ensures uninterrupted service in the event of an operational change or outage.

Content filtering 

Content filtering gives the operator control over what type of data is used in flight. Websites are filtered and content restricted, including auto-updates and cloud services. Content is blocked by category.

ARINCDirect Dial

ARINCDirect Dial is a ground-to-air service that provides your aircraft or fleet with a standard local phone number that routes calls dynamically to any handset in the aircraft, based on the caller’s selection. Our international option lets you pick local numbers from hundreds of cities and countries worldwide.


Wherever your Challenger 604 takes you, Rockwell Collins is there with the highest level of service and support. Flight planning tools make it easier than ever to efficiently handle trip details. Tailored aircraft services ensure your aircraft is always ready when you need it – and help your Challenger 604 investment retain its market value.  

Rockwell Collins earned Bombardiers In Service Supplier Top Achievement Recognition (STAR) award four years in a row, most recently in 2016.


Corporate Aircraft Service Program

With over 85 percent of business jets in the world flying with Rockwell Collins avionics, how will you be protected? Come join over 2,000 customers already enjoying the benefits of our Corporate Aircraft Service Program (CASPSM), which guarantees aircraft operational availability while eliminating financial risk.

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ARINCDirect International trip support

In today’s global economy, the need to travel to unfamiliar countries and airports creates an added set of pressures for the entire flight department. With nearly 40 years of experience providing extraordinary service around the globe, our trusted international support team can help you exceed your passenger’s expectations. And our mobile International trip support (ITS) app makes it even easier to manage your trips.

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ARINCDirect Flight Operations System (FOS®)

ARINCDirect FOS® streamlines your flight operations, no matter how demanding or complex. The system brings you unparalleled speed, functionality and ease of use. It gathers all the information you require in one place, with a rich array of features and no redundant data entry. FOS becomes the hub of your operations with the integration of our flight planning, data link and International trip support tools.

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ARINCDirect Flight planning

Our intuitive ARINCDirect desktop and mobile flight support service application offers you a complete suite of tools and support services to safely and efficiently operate your flight department and aircraft.

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Sales & Marketing

Phone 1: 319-295-4085


Phone 1: 319-295-5000