Transport Canada certifies Global Vision flight deck
Bombardier Global Vision flight deck awarded certificate
Bombardier Aerospace has
announced that its Global Vision flight deck was granted certification from
Transport Canada (TC).
“This is an important
milestone, as aircraft equipped with the Global Vision flight deck can now be
granted a certificate of airworthiness,” said Stéphane Leblanc, vice president
and general manager, Global Aircraft, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “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.”
Bombardier Aerospace and
Rockwell Collins will be the first to certify synthetic vision on a head-up
display (HUD) as part of the Pro Line Fusion avionics system on the Global
Vision flight deck. In April 2011, Rockwell Collins announced it obtained all
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Orders for its Pro
Line Fusion avionics suite, the first application of which will be featured in
the Global Vision flight deck.
Certification from the FAA
and European Aviation Safety Agency are expected to follow later this year.
Entry into service is scheduled for early 2012.
The Global Vision flight
deck will be featured on Global 5000 and Global 6000 jets.