Bombardier’s Global Vision flight deck has earned Transport Canada certification, marking the first such approval for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion-based avionics system. The milestone clears a path for Bombardier business jets equipped Global Vision components to obtain certificates of airworthiness, said Bombardier vice president Stéphane Leblanc. “To date, we have completed over 600 hours of flight testing and are progressing full throttle towards certification of specific advanced features, such as the incorporation of enhanced vision and synthetic vision on the head-up display,” he added.
Bombardier and Rockwell Collins will be the first to certify synthetic vision on a HUD as part of the Pro Line Fusion portion of the Global Vision flight deck. Rockwell Collins in April announced that it obtained all needed FAA Technical Standard Orders for Pro Line Fusion avionics, the first application of which will be featured in the Global Vision flight deck. Full certification from the FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency are expected to follow later this year. Entry into service is on schedule for early 2012. The Global Vision flight deck will be featured on Bombardier’s Global 5000 and Global 6000 models.