European King Air B200 and B300-series operators can now take advantage of Rockwell Collins’ latest touch screen avionics suite – Pro Line Fusion.
The Pro Line Fusion retrofit was FAA certified in 2016 and represents the panel delivered with new Beechcraft King Airs coming out of Textron Aviation’s factory in Wichita, Kansas. Installed in the panel are three 14.1-inch high resolution touchscreens that allow for multiple configuration options. The suite includes ADS-B equipment to comply with the June 7, 2020 mandate for EASA aircraft, and enables operators to take advantage of SBAS-capable GNSS, LPV approaches, RF legs and more.
The system also features Rockwell’s proprietary synthetic vision system, which includes dome representations for airports, making them easy to identify on the screens. Extended runway centerlines add to the situational awareness as do real time weather radar, high-resolution topography and special-use airspace and search patterns. Geo-referenced navigation charts with own-ship position make shooting instrument approaches a breeze.
Database updates cannot be done wirelessly, but are completed through an easily accessible USB port on the front of the displays.
Amsterdam-based JetSupport B.V. has already completed the first installation of a Pro Line Fusion system into a King Air B200. “Pro Line Fusion breathes new life into these aircraft, bringing compliance with airspace mandates and sets the stage for flying in the Single European Sky,” said Didier Perrin, senior director of commercial sales and services for Rockwell Collins’ European, Middle Eastern and African regions.