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Elliott completes first Citation Pro Line Fusion installation
The avionics team at Elliott Aviation leveraged its Collins Full Pro Line 21 retrofit and modernisation experience to accomplish a short downtime of 21 working days on its first Citation CJ2+ upgrade.
The Pro Line Fusion upgrade gives reduced pilot workload, greater situational awareness and forward touch screens for a better heads-up flying experience.

Elliott Aviation has completed its first Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion upgrade in a Citation CJ2+. The install was performed at its Moline, Illinois location and, from start to finish, the project took 21 working days. Moving forward, the installs will be quoted at a four week downtime thanks to the insight gained during this project.

“The avionics team at Elliott Aviation was able to leverage its Collins experience with both Full Pro Line 21 retrofits and being the worldwide leader in Pro Line 21 modernisation upgrades to accomplish the short downtime,” says avionics sales manager Bill Forbes.

Accomplishing over 40 to 50 full panel retrofits each year, Elliott team members are equipped with a full understanding of the entire installation process, from the building of the wire harness to the installation to the aircraft's checkout and delivery.

Three key takeaways for the Pro Line Fusion upgrade are reduced pilot workload, greater situational awareness and forward touch screens, which promote a better heads-up flying experience. Pilot workload is reduced by utilising a new integrated flight management system that meets the latest equipment mandates and delivers trailblazing performance. Situational awareness is enhanced by allowing pilots to easily interact with touch-interactive maps, showing high-resolution topography, weather and obstacles. Industry-leading high-resolution synthetic vision displays Collins Aerospace's patented airport dome feature and extended runway centrelines. There is also a geo-referenced electronic chart showing own-aircraft position. Also providing increased awareness, charts relevant to the flight plan are automatically staged thanks to Collins' patented ChartLink. And forward touch screen displays further reduce pilot workload, leading to an enjoyable, more efficient and safer flying experience. The touch screens are 14.1-inch widescreen LCDs with advanced graphics and configurable windows. The sizing and features of the screens provide pilots the ability to keep their focus looking up.

Pro Line Fusion upgrades have additional options/features available such as controller pilot datalink communications (CPDLC), which was not previously available. With the Pro Line Fusion upgrade installed, owners are also keeping their aircraft NextGen ready.

The Pro Line Fusion upgrade for the CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3 is supported by a two year warranty on all new equipment as well as a CASP coverage on remaining Collins Aerospace equipment. The warranty includes AOG parts support, troubleshooting equipment, labour coverage for removal and refit by a Collins Aerospace dealer and more.

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