Challenger aircraft avionics upgrade from Bombardier, Rockwell Collins expected fall 2018

Bombardier Business Aircraft (TSX: BBD.A, BBD.B; OTCQX: BDRBF) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have announced a new Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics upgrade for the Challenger 604 aircraft, expected to be certified by fall of 2018, the companies said.

Bombardier is supporting and endorsing Rockwell Collins´ development of this service offering.

The addition of the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics on the Challenger 604 aircraft will enhance the cockpit experience by replacing the factory-installed CRT displays with three 14.1-inch widescreen displays, which feature advanced graphics, configurable windows and a touchscreen interface.

The Bombardier Business Aircraft fleet and service centre network continue to grow with additional customer response team trucks in the US, and new service centre facilities in Tianjin, China and Biggin Hill, London.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) provides flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training solutions to commercial and military customers around the world.

Montréal, Canada-based Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Together with its subsidiaries, it manufactures and sells transportation equipment worldwide. The company operates in four segments: business aircraft, commercial aircraft, aerostructures and engineering services, and transportation. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the company posted revenues of USD 16.3bn.