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Duncan Aviation and Rockwell Collins Show Off CJ3 Fusion Flight Deck Upgrade at NBAA

Posted by Lori Johnson on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 08:47 AM

At last year’s NBAA Show, Duncan Aviation and Rockwell Collins announced that they would be collaborating on the CJ3 Fusion Flight Deck upgrade. At this year’s NBAA, the launch aircraft was flown to Orlando to display the future of CJ3 flight. Monday evening, the companies hosted a reception at the Orlando Executive Airport for CJ3 operators who have committed to or are considering the upgrade.

IMG_20161031_172437934_HDR.jpgThe new flight deck provides operators with an ADS-B mandate solution while enhancing their ownership and flying experience. 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.  Also, it eliminates the need for Flight Management System (FMS) control display units originally installed in the pedestal.

According to the test pilots, who were available to answer questions Monday evening, the aircraft is a joy to fly. 

The Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade has been met with much enthusiasm from CJ3 operators and the early adopters who have committed to the technology and will soon be scheduling their upgrades.

“The collaboration, effort and professionalism shown between the Rockwell Collins and Duncan Aviation teams have been impressive and are the reasons the program has successfully reached this point,” says Steve Gade, Duncan Aviation’s Vice President of Business Development, Aircraft Sales and Marketing. “Certification will be complete in a few months and we are excited to begin transforming the CJ3 fleet with this exceptional avionics option.”

To learn more about the upgrade, visit

To see interior and paint options for the CJ3, visit www.DuncanAviation.Aero/cj3prolinefusioninteriors


Tags: Avionics Installation, NBAA


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