Bombardier Launches Global Biz Jet Avionics Upgrade


Bombardier introduced a new advanced avionics upgrade (AAU) for aircraft equipped with its Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion-based Vision flight deck on Wednesday. The AAU software update allows installation of Bombardier’s combined vision system (CVS), which integrates features from the company’s synthetic vision system (SVS) and enhanced vision system (EVS) into one view. The upgrade is available for in-service Vision-equipped Global 5000, 6000, 5500 and 6500 business jets.

“The new software upgrade for the Bombardier Vision flight deck is a gamechanger and we are delighted, along with Collins Aerospace, to bring our operators aircraft to new levels of operational excellence,” said Paul Sislian, Bombardier executive vice president for aftermarket services and strategy. “The Bombardier Vision flight deck has been an important staple on Bombardier Global aircraft for years, and the addition of the Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) ensures our business aircraft continue to be renowned for their impeccable safety, reliability and performance.”

Other AAU features include an engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS) with improved message logic, integrated flight information system (IFIS), updated weather enhancements with XM/SXM graphical weather/DataLink graphical weather and improvements to the electronic flight instrument system (EFIS). Options such as ADS-B in and cockpit display of traffic information (CDTI) along with airport moving maps and SVS taxi mode are also available with the update. The first AAU upgrade is currently being installed on a Global 6000 at Bombardier’s Wichita Service Center.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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