Posted on: 03 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has selected Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion avionics system for its new MA-700 regional turboprop aircraft, which is due to enter service in 2019.The Pro Line Fusion flight deck for the MA-700 will have four interchangeable 14" widescreen displays featuring intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUIs), as well as pilot configurable primary and multifunction display windows that can show system information displayed as synoptic diagrams along with flight critical data.Other benefits of Rockwell's avionics system include interactive graphical maps showing overlays, obstacles and geopolitical boundaries. Built-in electronic navigation charts will show the aircraft positioning that can transition to the airport diagram upon landing, making surface navigation more simple. Furthermore, a MultiScan weather radar will provide atmospheric threat assessment.AVIC has also selected Rockwell's HGS-3500 head-up guidance system as an airline-selectable option for the MA-700.“We’re honoured that AVIC is continuing to put their trust in Rockwell Collins to provide advanced and reliable avionics systems for their aircraft,” said Craig Olson, vice-president and general manager of business and regional systems at Rockwell Collins. “Pro Line Fusion, especially when coupled with the HGS-3500, delivers a new level of sophistication by helping pilots better manage, monitor and master flight automation, resulting in a safer and more efficient flying experience.”Rockwell Collins Pro Line II and Pro Line 21 avionics systems are already featured on the MA-60 and MA-600 aircraft.