Nextant to upgrade Challenger 604s with Pro Line Fusion avionics

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Remanufacturing expert Nextant Aerospace is to bring Rockwell Collins’s Pro Line Fusion avionics to the Bombardier Challenger 604 platform. The upgrade is expected to be certified by the autumn of 2018. Further enhancements to the 604XT are being planned that will provide a detailed focus on the cabin design and experience, including advanced connectivity solutions.

“We have been evaluating opportunities in the large-cabin market for the past three years,” said Jay Heublein, executive vice president, Nextant Aerospace. “The Challenger 604 is a proven operating platform with an exceptional cabin that meets all our selection criteria for a remanufacturing program. The legacy cockpit is in need of modernization and, combined with the pending 2020 regulatory requirements, makes this aircraft an ideal choice for this program.”

“The Challenger 604 is a highly valued, long-haul aircraft that owners want to continue flying well into the future,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, business and regional systems, Rockwell Collins.

“This becomes the third aircraft platform to have the Pro Line Fusion aftermarket upgrade option, continuing our ongoing effort to provide owners with a means to keep their aircraft relevant with modern technology, enhanced situational awareness and mandate compliance.”

“We have partnered with Rockwell Collins to offer an incentive program around the launch at EBACE, which will feature an introductory price point of US$599,950 for the standard system,” Heublein added.

May 25, 2017

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