Collins Aerospace Earns FAA Nod for Pro Line Fusion Upgrade in Citation CJ2+
Following initial FAA supplemental type certification (STC) in 2017 on the Citation CJ3, Collins Aerospace announced March 24 its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system is now an STC’d upgrade option for Cessna Citation CJ2+ light business jets as well, with FAA approval for the Cessna Citation CJ1+ light jet soon to follow.
Collins noted this follow-on STC adds the Citation CJ1+ and Citation CJ2+ aircraft while extending new functionality to the Citation CJ3. Added benefits include integrated V-speeds, fuel sensing and predictive performance, along with Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) capabilities that position the operator for more efficient arrivals and departures.
“We are bringing better situational awareness and reducing pilot workload to Citation CJ operators worldwide via a new flight management system that meets the latest equipment mandates, while also delivering cutting-edge performance to the flight deck,” said Christophe Blanc, vice president and general manager of Business and Regional Avionics for Collins Aerospace. “By leveraging Pro Line Fusion across platforms, we have a single solution that covers an entire family of aircraft.”
The Pro Line Fusion upgrade includes:
- The ability to operate in modernizing global airspace with localizer performance, including vertical guidance (LPV) approaches, radius-to-fix (RF) legs, as well as SBAS capable GNSS\Best-Equipped, Best-Served (BEBS) future enhancements
- Global Performance Based Navigation (PBN), FANS-1/A and CPDLC capabilities
- Standard industry-leading high-resolution synthetic vision, including Collins Aerospace’s patented airport dome feature, and extended runway centerlines
- Three touchscreen 14.1-inch widescreen LCDs with advanced graphics, configurable windows and eyes-forward, touchscreen navigation
- Touch-interactive maps with high-resolution topography, weather and obstacles plus geo-referenced electronic charts displaying own-aircraft position
- Collins’ patented ChartLink, which automatically stages relevant charts per the flight plan
Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certifications are targeted by the end of the year. Upgrades are available at any Collins Aerospace authorized dealer or Textron Aviation’s global network of company-owned service centers and authorized service facilities.