Posted on: 21 December 2015 by Mark Howells
The Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics system from Rockwell Collins has received certification for the Bombardier CS100 commercial aircraft. First aircraft delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016 – with Swiss International Air Lines announced as the first customer.
Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 603 C Series aircraft, which include firm orders for 243.“We congratulate Bombardier on achievement of type certification of the CS100 aircraft. This is a significant accomplishment and we share Bombardier’s excitement leading up to its airline debut with its first operator, SWISS,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Today also solidifies our Pro Line Fusion avionics system as a flexible and proven solution for any category of aircraft, which now includes commercial transport.”Pro Line Fusion for the C Series aircraft, designed with five 15.1-inch diagonal LCD displays, provides an open architecture that enables extensive situational awareness capabilities aloft and on ground, comprehensive integration, and a growth roadmap to future air space requirements. Performance-enhancing capabilities that Pro Line Fusion will bring to the C Series aircraft include RNP AR 0.1 and Category IIIa/b autoland, which couples with Rockwell Collins’ PFCC for Bombardier’s fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system.