Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 IDS Expands Offerings With Latest TSO

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Rockwell Collins last week said it had received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the FAA for its Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS), clearing the way for the systems to be installed on aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins AP-105 and APS-65 autopilot systems. In addition to the AP-105 and APS-65 autopilots, Pro Line 21 IDS also interfaces with the APS-85, APS-80, and SPZ-500 autopilots. According to the company, the Pro Line 21 IDS offers operators an avionics upgrade path without the full expense normally associated with major retrofits.

"Operators of select King Air, Falcon 20 and 50, and Piaggio 180 aircraft can now utilize the Pro Line 21 IDS to upgrade to a more modern flight deck, with less expense and downtime than a major retrofit," said Denny Helgeson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. "This approval marks the continued growth and commitment to our upgrade program as we expand the family of autopilots that interface with our Pro Line 21 IDS."