Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, has had its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system for Cessna Citation CJ2+ light business jets certified by the FAA, with the Cessna Citation CJ1+ light jet certification soon to follow. Owners now have a new aftermarket option for taking advantage of NextGen airspace enhancements while adding the many other benefits of Pro Line Fusion when upgrading from Pro Line 21.
An initial STC was launched for Cessna Citation CJ3 aircraft in 2017. This follow-on STC adds the Citation CJ1+ and Citation CJ2+ aircraft while extending new functionality to the CJ3. Added benefits include integrated V-speeds, fuel sensing and predictive performance, along with Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) capabilities that position the operator for more efficient arrivals and departures.
TCCA and EASA certifications are targeted by the end of the year.
“We are bringing better situational awareness and reducing pilot workload to Citation CJ operators worldwide via a new flight management system that meets the latest equipment mandates, while also delivering cutting-edge performance to the flight deck,” says Christophe Blanc, VP and GM of business and regional avionics for Collins Aerospace. “By leveraging Pro Line Fusion across platforms, we have a single solution that covers an entire family of aircraft.”
The Pro Line Fusion upgrade includes: the ability to operate in modernising global airspace with localiser performance, including vertical guidance (LPV) approaches, radius-to-fix (RF) legs, as well as SBAS capable GNSS\Best-Equipped, Best-Served (BEBS) future enhancements; global Performance Based Navigation (PBN), FANS-1/A and CPDLC capabilities; high-resolution synthetic vision, including Collins Aerospace's patented airport dome feature, and extended runway centrelines; three touchscreen 14.1-inch widescreen LCDs with advanced graphics, configurable windows and eyes-forward, touchscreen navigation; touch-interactive maps with high-resolution topography, weather and obstacles plus geo-referenced electronic charts displaying own-aircraft position; and Collins' patented ChartLink, which automatically stages relevant charts per the flight plan.
Upgrades are available at any Collins Aerospace authorised dealer or Textron's global network of company-owned service centres and ASFs.