Duncan Aviation has delivered the first Citation CJ3 aircraft equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade, which transforms the pilot’s flight experience and meets upcoming NextGen mandates. The system received Supplement Type Certification from the FAA April 21 and the aircraft was subsequently delivered to the customer yesterday afternoon.
The second CJ3 scheduled to receive the upgrade is currently in work at Duncan Aviation and will be delivered in early June. Duncan Aviation has nearly 20 additional CJ3 aircraft scheduled for the upgrade over the next 18 months with others seriously inquiring, and will be performing the installation at its main facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah; and at select satellite avionics locations in 2018
“We’re thrilled to have the certification in hand and the road clear to begin upgrading numerous CJ3 aircraft with the popular option,” says Jeff Simmons, Duncan Aviation avionics sales representative. “Committed CJ3 operators are anxiously awaiting their upgrades and look forward to flying in the next-generation flight deck provided with this modification.”
Along with being certified WAAS/LPV, the baseline Pro Line Fusion upgrade meets the current 2020 mandate for ADS-B, as well as giving a clearer path for future mandates. The Pro Line Fusion flight deck replaces the factory-installed portrait displays with larger 14.1-inch landscape touchscreen primary flight displays. The new system includes intuitive, touch-interactive maps and easy-to-use icons, giving the pilot the ability to control items on the screen through touch as well as through two new cursor control panels and a new QWERTY keyboard, which replaces the current FMS CDU mounted in the center pedestal.
To see more information about the system and to see installation progress of the first CJ3 Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/cj3prolinefusion.com.