Rockwell Collins’ Challenger 604 FANS 1/A upgrade certified

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Rockwell Collins has received an FAA STC for its Future Airspace Navigation Systems (FANS) 1/A upgrade for Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Pro Line 4 avionics. The solution is available now through Rockwell Collins-authorized dealers.

With the aim of making installation and training straightforward for operators, the upgrade builds on the aircraft’s current flight management system (FMS) and control display units (CDUs), while incorporating a new communications management unit provided by Rockwell Collins. For operators requiring satcom, Rockwell Collins offers a solution that provides voice and data communications over all regions, including oceanic.

“This is the most cost-effective FANS 1/A upgrade available for the Challenger 604,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager of business and regional systems for Rockwell Collins. “Installation is relatively quick, which brings labor costs down. Also, training is reduced since pilots will already be familiar with the FMS and CDU that will remain.”

The upgrade also includes a one-year subscription to Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect flight planning solution and mobile application and interactive flight crew training.

October 9, 2015

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