Rockwell Collins announced that its Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics system has been type certified on the Embraer Executive Jets’ Legacy 500 fly-by-wire mid-size business jet. First delivery is expected in the coming weeks. The Legacy 450, the new mid-light jet, which shares the Legacy 500 airframe and technology, is expected to be certified and delivered in 2015.
Features graphically rich Airport Moving Map that enhances runway safety
Eases flight department workload with automatic wireless database and maintenance updates
Sets growth path for industry-first technologies for mid-size business jets, including head-up guidance and LED-detecting enhanced vision systems
“Pro Line Fusion is a perfect match for this fly-by-wire executive jet. These highly advanced systems work seamlessly together, creating a powerful experience for the pilots,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We share Embraer’s excitement about this significant milestone and look forward to working alongside them in Brazil as this program progresses into the future.”
The Legacy 500 is the first Pro Line Fusion-equipped jet with Rockwell Collins’ Airport Moving Map as a certified option. Geo-referenced aircraft “own-ship” position and color-coded assigned runway highlighting on graphically rich airport maps that can range in and out mitigate runway confusion during taxi, takeoff and landing.