EBACE 2011: FAA Issues First STC for Fusion on Challenger 601
The FAA issued the first supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Pro Line Fusion avionics system, for installation on Rockwell Collins’s flight test Challenger 601. The issuance of the STC came a few weeks after the FAA approved the final of 50 hardware and software technical standard orders for Pro Line Fusion.
“The certification affirms the flexibility and adaptability of the Pro Line Fusion system,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, business and regional systems. “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.”
Pro Line Fusion features synthetic vision on the head-up display, new “airport dome” and target runway highlighting, synthetic-vision symbology (to help pilots stay oriented before descent) and the ability to synchronize aircraft and ground systems and update aircraft databases using new networked capability.