Bombardier CSeries aircraft taps Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics, Primary Flight Control Computer

Sept. 17, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 17 Sept. 2013. Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion avionics and Primary Flight Control Computer (PFCC) played a role in the first flight of Bombardier’s CSeries commercial aircraft this week in Montréal, Québec.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 17 Sept. 2013. Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion avionics and Primary Flight Control Computer (PFCC) played a role in the first flight of Bombardier’s CSeries commercial aircraft this week in Montréal, Québec.

Pro Line Fusion for the CSeries aircraft, designed with five 15.1-inch diagonal LCDs, provides an open architecture that enables situational awareness capabilities; integration with aircraft systems, such as Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan weather radar and optional single or dual Head-up Display (HUD); and a growth roadmap to future air space requirements. Pro Line Fusion also brings performance-enhancing capabilities to the CSeries aircraft, such as 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.

“This flight is especially meaningful to Rockwell Collins, as it further proves Pro Line Fusion’s flexibility throughout the business and commercial aircraft market segments,” says Jeff Standerski, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We congratulate Bombardier on the successful first flight of its new single-aisle aircraft and look forward to more collaboration with the aircraft maker during flight testing and entry-into-service.”

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion is featured on 16 aircraft platforms, ranging from turboprops, light jets, intercontinental business jets, and commercial aircraft to military tanker and special missions platforms.

Rockwell Collins’ PFCC provides an enabling platform to execute complex aircraft control laws, optimize aircraft fuel efficiency, improve passenger safety and enhance overall passenger ride comfort.

Rockwell Collins avionics solutions will provide CSeries aircraft operators with high dispatch reliability and enhanced operational efficiencies well suited for the optimized mission capability of the CSeries aircraft family, says a company spokesperson.

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