LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation yesterday delivered the first Citation CJ3 aircraft equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® flight deck upgrade, which transforms the pilot’s flight experience and meets upcoming NextGen mandates. The system received Supplement Type Certification from the FAA on April 21 and the aircraft was subsequently delivered to the customer yesterday afternoon.
The second CJ3 scheduled to receive the upgrade is currently in work at Duncan Aviation and will be delivered in early June. Duncan Aviation has nearly 20 additional CJ3 aircraft scheduled for the upgrade over the next 18 months with others seriously inquiring, and will be performing the installation at its main facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah; and at select satellite avionics locations in 2018.
“We’re thrilled to have the certification in hand and the road clear to begin upgrading numerous CJ3 aircraft with the popular option,” says Jeff Simmons, Duncan Aviation avionics sales representative. “Committed CJ3 operators are anxiously awaiting their upgrades and look forward to flying in the next-generation flight deck provided with this modification.”
Along with being certified WAAS/LPV, the baseline Pro Line Fusion upgrade meets the current 2020 mandate for ADS-B, as well as giving a clearer path for future mandates. The Pro Line Fusion flight deck replaces the factory-installed portrait displays with larger 14.1-inch landscape touchscreen primary flight displays. The new system includes intuitive, touch-interactive maps, and easy-to-use icons, giving the pilot the ability to control items on the screen through touch as well as through two new cursor control panels and a new QWERTY keyboard, which replaces the current FMS CDU mounted in the center pedestal.
To see more information about the system and to see installation progress of the first CJ3 Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/cj3prolinefusion.
In addition to installing the Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade, Duncan Aviation gives CJ3 operators the option to take advantage of the aircraft’s downtime and receive new paint, a new interior or other avionics upgrades and options.
Duncan Aviation has access to or holds 37 FAA-approved solutions for ADS-B, which allows the company to perform upgrades on more than 100 aircraft models. In addition, Duncan Aviation is the only Rockwell Collins-authorized facility that can perform repairs and upgrades to the TDR-94 and TDR-94D transponders required to comply with the ADS-B mandate. Duncan Aviation also holds or has access to FANS solutions for 24 aircraft models. As needed, Duncan Aviation plans to seek foreign validations for the NextGen STC solutions the company holds. Visit the Duncan Aviation NextGen landing page at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nextgen to see the mandate deadlines and a searchable database that lists STCs available by aircraft make/model.
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero