Bombardier introduces Advanced Avionics Upgrade for its vision flight deck


Bombardier has introduced its new Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) for the firm’s vision flight deck.

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 is designed to give in-service Global aircraft access to avionics features currently available on in-production Global 5500s and Global 6500s. A Global 6000 is the first aircraft to receive the upgrade, which is currently being installed at Bombardier’s Wichita Service Centre.

Paul Sislian, executive vice president, Aftermarket Services & Strategy, Bombardier said: “The new software upgrade for the Bombardier Vision flight deck is a gamechanger and we are delighted, along with Collins Aerospace, to bring our operators aircraft to new levels of operational excellence. The vision flight deck has been an important staple on Bombardier Global aircraft for years, and the addition of the Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) ensures our business aircraft continue to be renowned for their impeccable safety, reliability and performance.”

The new AAU software allows for the installation of Bombardier’s Combined Vision System (CVS), which combines the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) in a single view.

Marc Ayala, senior director of sales, Business & Regional Avionics, Collins Aerospace said: “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.”

On top of the Combined Vision System, operators can add other 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 new weather radar will also be offered, enabling the Vertical Weather and Predictive Windshear featured options.

Safety and performance-enhancing capabilities with the AAU include: Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS); an Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS); and updated weather enhancements with XM/SXM Graphical Weather/DataLink Graphical Weather.

Installation of the AAU on in-service Global aircraft is available across the Bombardier service centre network. The OEM’s recently expanded network of service centres features locations across the US, Europe and Asia.