Rockwell Collins Offers Pro Line 21 Retrofit For King Airs

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Rockwell Collins last week said it is expanding its Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS) offering with a new Supplemental Type Certification (STC) on King Air 200 and King Air 300 aircraft. According to the company, the Pro Line 21 IDS King Air installation integrates with the aircraft's existing autopilot and sensors and includes three 8-inch by 10-inch liquid crystal displays, a digital weather radar and Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) providing electronic charts, approaches, airport diagrams and NOTAMs. An option to the IFIS package, included as part of the original STC, is XM Datalink graphical weather. Superior Aircraft Maintenance in Medford, Ore., will perform the installation and STC. The completed STC will be owned by Rockwell Collins and will be available to Rockwell Collins dealers.

"Our Pro Line 21 IDS upgrade provides the latest in avionics technology that greatly increases aircraft value 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 certification marks the continued expansion of the proven Pro Line 21 IDS solution." Additionally, the company has introduced a new Web site allowing operators to configure a retrofit solution to meet their operational requirements. Through a process the company calls "Build-A-Flight-Deck," the site allows operators to select the upgrade level of interest and configure an avionics solution from a menu of Pro Line 21 capabilities. The site also identifies pending and completed supplemental type certifications available for Pro Line 21 IDS.