California-based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider and Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF), ACI Jet, announced today the completion of the first of three scheduled Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® flight deck installations on Challenger 604* aircraft.
The new flight deck, which features many of the same capabilities and technological improvements as Bombardier’s later model Challenger*aircraft, was upgraded concurrently with a planned 192-month inspection. After completion of the installation, the aircraft emerged “squawk free.”
The installation of this cutting-edge technology signals ACI Jet’s commitment to providing the latest and most advanced avionics solutions to its customers.
While this installation was not a first, ACI Jet joins the ranks of only a few MROs outside Bombardier’s owned network of facilities that have completed a Pro Line Fusion installation on a Challenger 604 aircraft. ACI Jet is no stranger to firsts.
The company completed “first article installations” for multiple avionics and inflight entertainment-related equipment over the last several years.
The company also supports OEM supplemental type certificate (STC) development for new aircraft technologies and equipment.
“As with every first, we set reasonable timeline expectations and focused on clear communication with our customer throughout,” stated Brian Ford, head of the Avionics Team for ACI Jet.
“Our relationship with Collins Aerospace and their support network is such that we were able to rely upon them for quick and accurate guidance when we encountered nuances that every major installation faces.
Everyone pulled together to make it happen safely and accurately to meet our release target of December 24, 2022, for the aircraft owner’s flight schedule.”