Pro Line Fusion certified on Bombardier C Series

Rockwell Collins said its Pro Line Fusion® advanced avionics system has been type certified on the Bombardier CS100 commercial aircraft.

First aircraft delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 603 C Series aircraft, which include firm orders for 243.

Pro Line Fusion for the C Series aircraft, designed with five 15.1-inch diagonal LCD displays, provides an open architecture that enables extensive situational awareness capabilities aloft and on ground, comprehensive integration, and a growth roadmap to future air space requirements. Performance-enhancing capabilities that Pro Line Fusion will bring to the C Series aircraft include 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.

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´ innovative avionics solutions will provide C Series aircraft operators with high dispatch reliability and enhanced operational efficiencies–well-suited for the optimized mission capability of the C Series aircraft family.

Swiss International Air Lines will take delivery of the first C Series equipped with Rockwell Collins systems, which includes a dual HGS.

The C Series family of aircraft is designed specifically for the 100- to 149-seat market. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, the C Series aircraft family will offer a 15 percent cash operating cost advantage and a 20 percent fuel burn advantage.

Rockwell Collins develops and deploys communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications.