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Pro Line Fusion upgrade for Pro Line II-equipped King Air B200s now certified

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® avionics upgrade for Pro Line II-equipped King Air B200 series aircraft has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The upgrade is available through Rockwell Collins-authorized dealers.

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion upgrade for King Air B200 series turboprops provides turn-key compliance with airspace modernization deadlines and transforms the flying experience with the largest widescreen primary flight displays available. The upgrade enhances the aircraft’s value with the same icon-based, touchscreen technology found on new-production King Airs and is the first touchscreen primary flight display to be certified for operational use.

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“This upgrade ushers new life into the B200, bringing compliance with airspace mandates and sets the stage for NextGen flying,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Plus, the Pro Line Fusion flight deck transforms the flying experience for pilots by making it easier and more enjoyable to operate than ever before.”

“Upgrading to Pro Line Fusion will give us even more ability to get our customers where they need to go,” said Chris Frazier, Director of Operations for Carver Aero—operator of the first Pro Line II-equipped King Air B200 to receive this upgrade. “Now, we’ll have greater access to airports with more approach options during low-visibility and inclement weather, and the addition of an FMS will lead to better decisions for safer and more efficient flying.”

Features of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion upgrade for the King Air B200 include:

  • A fully loaded package of baseline equipment for operation in modernizing global airspace—ADS-B mandate compliance, SBAS-capable GNSS, localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches, radius-to-fix (RF) legs and more
  • Three 14.1-inch widescreen LCDs with advanced graphics, configurable windows, and touchscreen interfaces—matching the display configuration of the latest King Air models delivered from the factory
  • Market-leading high-resolution synthetic vision as a standard feature, including Rockwell Collins’ patented airport dome, and extended runway centerlines with mile markers to better orient the pilot from top of descent through final approach
  • Touch-interactive maps with eyes-forward flight planning, high-resolution topography, real-time onboard weather radar overlays, obstacles, and special-use airspace and search patterns for expanded situational awareness and reduced workload
  • Geo-referenced electronic navigation charts that display own-ship aircraft position for enhanced situational awareness during approaches
  • Easy and fast database updates using a standard USB drive port on the front of the displays.

Source : Rockwell Collins - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Oct 31, 2016

 

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