Rockwell Collins expands Pro Line Fusion upgrade
Rockwell Collins has expanded its Pro Line Fusion avionics upgrade to include Pro Line II-equipped King Air 350 aircraft.
Rockwell Collins based in Cedar Rapids has chosen Landmark Aviation’s MRO facility in Winston-Salem as the first avionics dealer to offer the Pro Line Fusion upgrade.
Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, business and regional systems for Rockwell Collins, says: “Beyond the dramatic modernisation and enhanced situational awareness that our solution brings to the King Air 350 flight deck, it makes the most economic sense since it plugs right into Rockwell Collins systems already on board the aircraft, including the autopilot and communication and navigation radios. It also increases aircraft resale value, and adds many years of life to the aircraft by replacing obsolete CRT displays.”
Rockwell Collins is collaborating with Landmark Aviation’s Winston-Salem maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) location to achieve a supplemental type certificate for the Pro Line Fusion upgrade on Pro Line II-equipped King Air 350 aircraft in the first half of 2015.
Dwayne Chandler, Landmark Aviation MRO avionics sales manager says: “We are really excited to be collaborating with Rockwell Collins on this project. Our years of experience with the King Air and Rockwell Collins avionics make this an excellent upgrade for our customers.”
Rockwell Collins avionics have been fitted on King Air aircraft for more than 20 years.
Olson adds: “Our Pro Line Fusion upgrade programme for the King Air 350 is setting the stage for a number of flight deck retrofit opportunities in the King Air market.”
Landmark Aviation is headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation operates a network of FBO and MRO facilities in the United States, Canada and Europe.