Duncan Aviation and Elliott Aviation are the latest MROs to offer Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics installations in the Bombardier Challenger 604. They join MRO providers Constant Aviation and West Star Aviation to offer the upgraded avionics that feature 14.1-inch touchscreens, ADS-B Out and FANS 1/A, synthetic vision, LPV/RNP approaches, and improved FMS.
“This upgrade solves the upcoming obsolescence issues facing Pro Line 4 displays and other key components on the CL604,” Collins senior director of business aviation avionics Nicole White told AIN of the reasons behind developing an STC for the Challenger 604 Fusion upgrade. “Additionally, other determining factors were the active fleet size, hull value, and overall utility of the aircraft. We believe these aircraft will be flying for years to come—making the ROI to Collins and its operators an easy choice.”
Duncan said earlier this month that it was working on its first Challenger 604 Fusion installation as part of a 192-month inspection and cabin upgrade at its facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. Bill Forbes, avionics sales manager of Moline, Illinois-based Elliott, agreed that the Fusion upgrade is “an excellent solution to the upcoming obsolescence of the Pro Line 4 system.”