Airbus Helicopters, Vector Aerospace and
Rockwell Collins have entered into an agreement to jointly develop
and market the scalable and flexible Pro Line Fusion integrated
avionics solution to upgrade Airbus Helicopters platforms.
“Pro Line Fusion provides Airbus Helicopters
with one of the most advanced avionics and the highest level of
efficiency for the rotary wing cockpit,” said Troy Brunk, vice
president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell
Collins. “The enhanced situational awareness features provided by
Pro Line Fusion will result in reduced pilot workload and greatly
increase flight safety for operators of Airbus Helicopters
The first platforms targeted for the upgrades
will be AS332 / 532 MK1 helicopters, with the first implementation
expected in the summer of 2016.
Matthieu Louvot , senior vice president, Customer Services for
Airbus Helicopters, said, “In our constant search for
customer satisfaction, we have identified the need to offer modern
but affordable glass cockpit retrofit solutions to our customers
to allow them to extend the operational life of their helicopters.
Entering in this cooperative agreement with Vector Aerospace and
Rockwell Collins to develop a state-of-the-art upgrade solution
for the existing fleet of AS332 / 532 MK1 using Pro Line Fusion
will allow us to answer this need in a competitive way.”
Featuring advanced graphical
interfaces, intuitive icons and easily configurable multi-function
display windows, Pro Line Fusion makes it easier for pilots to keep
their eyes forward and stay focused on the mission during all
phases of flight and in all flying conditions.
mission-specific operational profiles featured in Pro Line Fusion
for helicopters include offshore platform approaches, hover in
place, extended search and rescue patterns, and other critical
mission capabilities. Pro Line Fusion combines large, high-resolution
displays with the ease of touch-screen operations, complemented by
intuitive keypad and cursor controls.
Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system has
been selected for 20 aircraft platforms, including business jet,
air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks.
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