Challenger 604 fitted with Collins Fusion and Venue at West Star


West Star Aviation has installed the Collins Pro Line Fusion system and Collins Venue CMS on a Challenger 604. The work was conducted at the company’s facility in Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT).

The avionics specialists at West Star Aviation are experienced with the in-depth cockpit and cabin upgrades over several generations of Collins equipment in various airframes. The company recently partnered with Collins on the installation of Fusion for first of type STC on the CJ1+.

“The combination of Pro Line Fusion and the Collins Venue CMS retrofit on a Challenger 604 represented a unique first for not only West Star, but the industry as well,” said Walt Marcy, avionics technical sales manager (GJT).

This specific operator selected enhanced options with the installation, including FANS/CPDLC, ANT B1/Link 2000+, Multiscan Weather, SXM Weather, an auto throttle upgrade as well as a full Collins Venue CMS/IFE retrofit.

While at the facility for the cockpit and cabin avionics installations, the aircraft also underwent a full cabin refurbishment, including all soft goods and all new carbon fibre woodwork as well as a 96-month inspection. The project was returned to service 12 weeks after input.

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