Bombardier has introduced its Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) for the Bombardier Vision flight deck, a new avionics software and hardware enhancement that boasts the latest technology to enhance situational awareness and offer advanced visualisation features. Powered by Collins Aerospace and available for in-service Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft equipped with the Bombardier Vision flight deck, the AAU provides avionics features currently available on in-production Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
The AAU software allows for the installation of Bombardier's Combined Vision System (CVS), which integrates the best features of the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) in a single view to reduce crew workload and achieve unmatched situational awareness with the clearest view through the toughest weather. A Global 6000 business jet is the first aircraft to receive the upgrade, which is currently being installed at Bombardier's Wichita service centre.
“The new software upgrade for the Bombardier Vision flight deck is a game-changer and we are delighted, along with Collins Aerospace, to bring our operators' aircraft to new levels of operational excellence,” says executive vice president, aftermarket services and strategy Paul Sislian. “The Bombardier Vision flight deck has been an important staple on Bombardier Global aircraft for years, and the addition of the Advanced Avionics Upgrade ensures our business aircraft continue to be renowned for their impeccable safety, reliability and performance.”
“The primary objective of this upgrade and our long-term collaboration with Bombardier is to proactively provide information to the flight deck that improves safety and confidence in decision making,” adds Collins senior director of sales, business and regional avionics Marc Ayala.
On top of the CVS, operators can add other sought-after optional enhancements to their new avionics package, such as ADS-B in/Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) and Airport Moving map/SVS Taxi mode. A brand new weather radar will also be offered, enabling the Vertical Weather and Predictive Windshear featured options.
Important safety and performance-enhancing capabilities with the AAU include Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) with improved message logic; an Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) that sets the industry standard for system integration, quantity and quality of information; updated weather enhancements with XM/SXM Graphical Weather/DataLink Graphical Weather; further improvements to the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) that provides updates to the head-up display (HUD), primary flight display (PFD) logic and Synthetic Vision System (SVS) for enhanced operational performance and more.