Elliott Aviation selects Collins Aerospace to upgrade Citation CJ2+ business jet

June 3, 2022
Moving forward, Elliott says the installs will be quoted at a 4-week downtime thanks to the insight gained during this project.

MOLINE, Ill., - Elliott Aviation in Moline, Ill., was looking to upgrade the avionics on a Cessna Citation CJ2+. They found their solution from Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A suite from Collins' Pro Line 21 family was selected, which was installed in Moline and took 21 working days. Collins Aerospace is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies. Moving forward, Elliott says the installs will be quoted at a 4-week downtime thanks to the insight gained during this project.

“The avionics team at Elliott Aviation was able to leverage their Collins experience with both Full Pro Line 21 retrofits and being the worldwide leader in Pro Line 21™ Modernization upgrades to accomplish the short downtime,” notes Elliott’s Avionics Sales Manager, Bill Forbes.

Elliot says the company performs over 40-50 full panel retrofits each year, Elliott team members are equipped with a full understanding of the entire installation process, from the building of the wire harness to the installation to the airplane’s checkout and delivery.

The Pro Line Fusion upgrade enables reduced pilot workload, greater situational awareness, and forward touch screens which promote a better heads-up flying experience.

Pilot workload is reduced by utilizing a new integrated flight management system. This system meets the latest equipment mandates and delivers trailblazing performance.

Situational awareness is enhanced by allowing pilots to easily interact with touch-interactive maps – showing high-resolution topography, weather, and obstacles. Industry-leading high-resolution synthetic vision displays Collins Aerospace’s patented airport dome feature and extended runway centerlines. There is also a geo-referenced electronic chart showing own-aircraft position. Also providing increased awareness, charts relevant to the flight plan are automatically staged thanks to Collins’ patented ChartLink.

Forward touch screen displays further reduce pilot workload, leading to an enjoyable, more efficient, and safer flying experience. The touch screens are 14.1-inch widescreen LCDs with advanced graphics and configurable windows. The sizing and features of the screens provide pilots the ability to keep their focus looking up.

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