Sept 8, 2017: Duncan Aviation has been working to complete the flight deck upgrade for CJ3 owners since the company delivered the first Citation CJ3 aircraft equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics upgrade in April.
Two additional CJ3 aircraft received the upgrade at Duncan Aviation and a fourth just delivered ahead of schedule. Duncan Aviation has 17 additional CJ3 aircraft scheduled for the upgrade over the next 18 months, and will be performing the installations at its main facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, and at select satellite avionics locations in 2018.
“The customers who have received the upgrade tell us that they love their flying experiences and rave about the system and its capabilities,” says Jeff Simmons, Duncan Aviation avionics sales representative. “One is even making his aircraft available for private demonstrations at the upcoming 2017 CitationJet Pilots Annual Convention to be held October 4-7 in Phoenix, Arizona. Interested operators who wish to see the impressive flight deck upgrade can make an appointment. They will also see first-hand Duncan Aviation's beautiful interior and paint completions.”
Along with being certified WAAS/LPV, the baseline Pro Line Fusion upgrade meets the present 2020 mandate for ADS-B. The Pro Line Fusion upgrade 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.
Besides installing the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics 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.