Collins IFIS Comes to Hawker 800XP
Raytheon Aircraft Services last month completed the first installation of the Rockwell Collins Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) on a Hawker 800XP. Performed at Raytheon’s shop in Little Rock, Ark., the installation included a Collins file server unit capable of storing electronic charts and interfacing them with the airplane’s Pro Line 21 navigation displays. The system also gives pilots access to datalink weather maps, through XM WX in North America or Universal Weather worldwide. When used with a second IFIS server or a portable electronic flight bag, the installation permits Part 135 operators to migrate to paperless cockpits. Price for an IFIS file server is about $40,000 plus installation.