Cedar Rapids, USA: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) has selected Rockwell Collins'' next generation Pro Line Fusion avionics for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). It has also said that Rockwell Collins will serve as the avionics systems integrator for the MRJ programme.
Announcing its MRJ programme, MHI had said that it expects global demand for around 5,000 regional jets in MRJ''s size class over the next 20 years.
"We''re honoured to be selected by MHI to provide a comprehensive solution for this advanced technology aircraft, which features our newest avionics offering - Pro Line Fusion," said Denny Helgeson, vice president and general manager of business and regional systems for Rockwell Collins. "Pro Line Fusion delivers the next generation of capabilities for this aircraft and will provide unprecedented levels of flight deck functionality and operational efficiency to MHI and MRJ operators."
Rockwell Collins'' Pro Line Fusion solution features an open architecture, while providing an intuitive graphical human-machine interface, extensive situational awareness capabilities and comprehensive integration with aircraft systems. Furthermore, the Pro Line Fusion system offers information management capabilities for database management, aircraft maintenance and airline operations planning to enhance operational efficiency.
The Pro Line Fusion integrated flight deck features high-resolution, 15-inch diagonal LCD displays. Rockwell Collins will provide industry-leading integrated and sophisticated display system for MRJ in cooperation with MHI; optional capabilities include synthetic and enhanced vision.
Rockwell Collins will provide communication, navigation, surveillance, engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS), and aircraft maintenance systems. The flight management system features graphical flight planning, as well as WAAS/LPV and RNP capabilities.
According to Rockwell Collins, the Pro Line Fusion system offers extensive growth capabilities to meet all anticipated future air space requirements, as well as high reliability to meet the rigorous demands of regional airline operations.