MRO provider Elliott Aviation has completed its first Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics upgrade on a Cessna Citation CJ2+ at its Moline, Illinois facility. As a result of the project, which took 21 working days, the company will quote a four-week downtime for the installations. “The avionics team at Elliott Aviation was able to leverage their Collins experience to accomplish the short downtime,” said Elliott’s avionics sales manager Bill Forbes.
Pro Line Fusion offers reduced pilot workload using an integrated flight management system and improved situational awareness through 14.1-inch touchscreen LCD displays with interactive maps that provide information such as high-resolution topography and weather. Other features include controller pilot datalink communications and NextGen compatibility.
Elliott also offers the Fusion upgrade for the CJ1+ and CJ3. Besides Moline, Elliott operates MRO facilities in Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis; and Atlanta. The company estimates it completes 40 to 50 full-panel retrofits each year.