Rockwell Collins' latest Pro Line 21 integrated avionics are to be installed in the Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet under an upgrade to be certificated by Duncan Aviation.

The first-generation Challenger will receive five AFD-2000 large-format liquid crystal displays, the latest TCAS-4000 collision avoidance system, turbulence-detecting weather radar and triple-redundant solid-state attitude/heading reference systems. A third VHF and dual radio tuning units will be added to the existing Pro Line radio package.

The large multifunction display included in the cockpit upgrade will allow the integration of flight plan, weather, ground proximity and collision avoidance information, says Collins.

The company is targeting the upgrade market with the Pro Line 21, which is original equipment on the Cessna Citation CJ2, Raytheon Premier I and Bell/Agusta BA609. The retrofit is already approved on the Gulfstream II and III. The first Challenger is being modified and certification is expected in May.

Collins'AMS-5000 avionics management system in the Raytheon Beechjet 400A has been approved for enhanced non-precision approaches using vertical navigation. The procedure should result in lower decision heights, the company says.

Source: Flight International