Avionics Update: Pro Line 21 certified for Challenger 300

 - July 30, 2008, 7:16 AM

At last month’s Paris Air Show, Rockwell Collins announced certification by U.S. and Canadian authorities of the company’s Pro Line 21 cockpit in the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 300. The flight deck contains four 12- by 10-inch LCDs and integrates a number of advanced technologies, including TCAS II and TAWS, as standard. Options include turbulence-detection weather radar and 3-D FMS navigation maps. The Challenger 300 is also the first new aircraft platform to be equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 CNS radios and sensors, which Collins touts as being significantly smaller and lighter than previous technology, conserving space for future avionics functionality.