Rockwell Collins Adds Pro Line Fusion to Citation CJ3

STC for touch screen suite to be completed at Duncan Aviation.

Rockwell Collins at NBAA 2015

Rockwell Collins at NBAA 2015

Rockwell Collins announced at NBAA's Business Aircraft Convention and Exposition the addition of the Cessna Citation CJ series of light business jets to the growing list of platforms to be retrofitted with its Pro Line Fusion touch screen avionics suite.

Rockwell Collins partnered with Duncan Aviation, which will initially start with an STC retrofit for the CJ3. Craig Olson, Rockwell Collins' vice president and general manager of business and regional systems, and Duncan Aviation's vice president of sales, marketing and business development, Steve Gade, inked the deal at Rockwell Collins' booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the opening day of NBAA2015.

The supplemental type certification is expected by the end of next year. The retrofit will take approximately three weeks to complete at a cost ranging from $315,000 to $325,000 depending on the previous configuration of the panel, said Adam Evanschwartz, director of marketing, business and regional aviation commercial systems at Rockwell Collins.

In addition to modernizing the panel with three 14.1-inch touch screens, the system incorporates the latest in avionics technology including ADS-B In and Out; precision GPS approaches; Rockwell Collins' synthetic vision, including the patented airport domes; and much more. The system can be upgraded with the company's head-up guidance system, enhanced vision system, MultiScan weather radar and more.

The Pro Line Fusion retrofit is already available for the Beechcraft King Air series. Evanschwartz said the Citation CJ1+, CJ2 and CJ2+ will be next in line for the STC.