Airbus has picked the Collins Aerospace [LHX] Pro Line Fusion flight deck for installation on new Airbus C295 military transports, Collins Aerospace said on Nov. 17.
Airbus builds the airlifters in Spain. Collins Aerospace said that its Pro Line Fusion flight deck will “significantly” improve the C295’s capabilities.
“The selection marks the first fixed-wing search and rescue platform to include Pro Line Fusion among its standard equipment,” according to Collins Aerospace.
Canada’s Royal Canadian Air Force, the launch customer for the C295, is to receive its first aircraft before the end of the year.
Dave Schreck, Collins Aerospace’s vice president and general manager for military avionics and helicopters, said that Pro Line Fusion’s integration on the C295 is “a great example of how Collins Aerospace is able to apply the latest commercial avionics technology and integrate it with military functions and capabilities to create the perfect fit for our customers.”
“Our Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system will reduce pilot workload and increase ease of operation for all future C295 operators,” he said.
The C295’s Pro Line Fusion flight deck includes features to aid SAR and other tactical missions, including four pilot touchscreen displays, night-vision goggle capability, Head-Up Displays, an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) sensor to permit pilots to see through low-visibility conditions, overlaid weather radar, an Integrated Terrain Awareness and Warning System for high-resolution 3D obstacle depiction, and integrated Mission Flight Management Systems to support SAR, Computed Air Release Points and High Altitude Release Points.
The flight deck is also a modular one “to meet evolving airspace and regulatory requirements, future-proofing it for years to come, Collins Aerospace said.