Count business jet OEM Bombardier as another company to offer installation of Collins Aerospace’s Pro Line Fusion avionics upgrade in the Challenger 604. The Montreal-based airframer announced this week the installation of the upgrade at its Dallas and Hartford, Connecticut service centers.
Collins, Bombardier, and Nextant Aerospace partnered on the STC over a two-year period. Collins opened the STC to its dealer network earlier in 2021, which has resulted in several MRO providers offering the installation, including Constant Aviation, Duncan Aviation, Elliott Aviation, StandardAero, and West Star Aviation. Bombardier noted that the upgrade is designed to meet current and future airspace mandates, address obsolescence, and enhance the overall flight deck experience.
Among the features of the Fusion upgrade are 14.1-inch touchscreens, ADS-B Out and FANS 1/A, synthetic vision, LPV/RNP approaches, and improved FMS. “The radar is the best of the best,” said Esteban Lopez, lead captain of an upgraded Challenger 604. “I feel totally confident navigating through bad weather with laser-sharp precision graphical layers.”