StandardAero has delivered its first Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion modification/upgrade on a Bombardier Challenger 604.

StandardAero upgrade cockpit for Bombardier Challenger 604

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StandardAero has delivered its first Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion modification/upgrade on a Bombardier Challenger 604.

StandardAero has delivered its first Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion modification/upgrade on a Bombardier Challenger 604. The first installation aircraft departed StandardAero’s Springfield, Illinois maintenance facility on 24 September 2021.

The installation was supported by a Collins Aerospace Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and the Pro Line Fusion upgrade removes the existing cathode ray tube displays and replaces them with touchscreen capable liquid crystal displays. The modification allows for features such as LPV, synthetic vision, multi-scan radar, graphical weather and FANS-1/A, giving operators more functionality and situational awareness in the cockpit. The modification also addresses obsolescence issues inherent to the existing CRT displays.

The total work scope on this Challenger 604 aircraft also included the installation of a Collins Aerospace Venue Cabin Management System and a complete cabin interior refresh.

“The Fusion upgrade helps to keep this aircraft on the leading edge, well into the future, with enhanced capabilities and staying pace with the functionality of current production aircraft coming off the assembly line,” said Mike Creek, Avionics Sales Manager for StandardAero Business Aviation. “Operators are showing a lot of interest in these upgrades and we expect continued demand throughout this year and next.”

Duncan Aviation technicians work to install the Bongiovi speakerless audio system, which has 47 transducers mounted beneath the headliner and in the upper sidewall panels throughout the aircraft to amplify the sound.

Duncan Aviation installs Bongiovi Audio system

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Duncan Aviation technicians work to install the Bongiovi speakerless audio system, which has 47 transducers mounted beneath the headliner and in the upper sidewall panels throughout the aircraft to amplify the sound.

Duncan Aviation has installed a Bongiovi AcousticLabs Bongiovi Aviation system in a Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft at its full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan.

In addition to the Bongiovi Aviation system, the 7X had a full cabin electronics upgrade that included the installation of a Collins Aerospace Venue Cabin Management System (CMS) and a Honeywell JetWave MCS-8000 Ka-band in-flight connectivity system.

The Venue delivers the audio output for the Bongiovi speakerless system, and the 47 transducers mounted beneath the headliner and in the upper sidewall panels throughout the aircraft amplify the sound.

Avionics Sales Representative Mike Morgan heard a demo of the Bongiovi system prior to its installation in the 7X. “The sound is impressive,” said Morgan. “I’m excited to give our customers this additional option for high-end audio entertainment.”

Duncan Aviation’s Lead Designer Heather Pridemore collaborated with the customer’s designer on an exterior paint scheme and an interior refurbishment that will give the aircraft a fresh look to go with its big new sound.

Duncan Aviation installed an Aviation Clean Air (ACA) Ionising system in the aircraft, with Duncan Aviation’s Engineering Team developing the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the ACA system, making it the first ever installed in a 7X aircraft with an STC.