Rockwell Collins has started flight trials of the synthetic-vision portion of the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system in a company-owned Challenger 601, adding one of the last–and most highly anticipated–features to the new avionics system.
Bombardier Challenger 600
Bombardier CL-600-2B16, Vineyard Haven, Mass., Sept. 27, 2009–The twinjet suffered substantial damage to its nose section following a rough landing at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The Challenger had been cleared for an ILS approach and was approximately 15 to 20 feet above the runway when it encountered wind shear, resulting in a reported 25-knot loss in airspeed.
Capital Aviation (Booth No. 4442) of Bethany, Okla., has gained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for an upgrade of the Challenger 600 series that includes a Universal Avionics Waas-capable flight management system, EFI-890R display upgrade and terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS). The initial upgrade
When is a business jet not a business jet?–When it has been developed into a regional jet that has been converted into a corporate jet. Some of those conversions, such as that of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet Series 200 (CRJ200), itself based on the CL-600 Challenger business jet, have enjoyed mixed fortunes.
Rockwell Collins plans to start flight trials early next week of the software load that will add a synthetic-vision presentation to the Pro Line Fusion avionics system in the company’s Challenger 601. Testing begun earlier this year aboard the Challenger and a Bombardier Global Express XRS centered on evaluations of the Fusion cockpit displays, integrated cursor controls, radio tuning functions, flight management systems and autopilot.
An anemic market for business jets and the recent loss of a major customer will have no effect on the flight-test schedule or certification of the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system, according to manufacturer Rockwell Collins.
Lufthansa Technik yesterday introduced an upgraded NICE (networked integrated cabin equipment) in-flight entertainment and cabin management system focused on new ways to control the various systems.
The improved wireless controller is a hand-held touch-screen device featuring a color graphical user interface. When not in use, it can now be mounted in four different cradle types for storage and recharging.
An anemic market for business jets and the recent loss of a major customer will have no effect on the flight test schedule or certification of the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system, according to manufacturer Rockwell Collins.
Scheduled delivery of the first Project Phoenix CRJ conversion this month marks the introduction of the latest corporate variation of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet Series 200 family.
Innotech Aviation, which supports Bombardier Challengers and Globals and is a preferred completion center specializing in Globals, has renewed its authorized service facility (ASF) agreement with Bombardier. The agreement covers all Challenger 600/800 series and Globals.