The FAA has approved installation of Collins Aerospace’s touchscreen Pro Line Fusion avionics suite in the Cessna Citation CJ2+, with approval for the CJ1+ expected shortly. This will be followed by Transport Canada Civil Aviation and EASA approvals for the light jets by year-end, Collins added.
In 2017, Collins received STC approval for the Pro Line Fusion upgrade in the CJ3, and the CJ1+/CJ2+ STCs are follow-ons to that. However, the follow-on modification includes new features such as integrated V-speeds, fuel sensing, predictive performance, and controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC).
The Pro Line Fusion upgrade replaces the original Pro Line 21 avionics and its portrait displays with three 14.1-inch touchscreen displays in landscape format. Like most modern displays, pilots can configure windows as desired. While synthetic vision system (SVS) isn’t available for the Pro Line 21 avionics in the CJs, the Pro Line Fusion upgrade includes SVS with Collins’s airport dome and extended runway centerline features, which highlight the destination airport on the terrain imagery.
Pilots can fly localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches and radius-to-fix legs with Fusion’s SBAS-capable flight management system, which includes performance-based navigation and FANS 1/A capabilities. Moving-maps are touch-interactive and can show high-resolution topography, weather, obstacles, and georeferenced charts. Relevant charts for the flight plan are automatically staged with Collins’s ChartLink feature.