Aircraft and component remanufacturing company Nextant Aerospace has announced the upgrade of a 15th aircraft to its 604XT Pro Line Fusion cockpit model.
The company acquired a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its upgrade to the Bombardier Challenger 604 in late November 2018 and has 30 more upgrades scheduled by the end of 2019.
“As I have talked with numerous owners and operators over the past 2 years, the one thing that is consistent in every conversation is they understand Pro Line Fusion is the only way to operate their Challenger 604 into the future,” said Steve Bruce, Nextant Aerospace 604XT Program Director.
“At the center of that conversation is the imminent Pro Line 4 CRT obsolescence. Challenger 604 owners clearly see their opportunity to trade in their obsolete avionics for a reasonably priced 21st Century flight deck that ensures efficient flight operations for many years to come.”
A field support discontinuance bulletin noted the specific end of support roadmap for the Pro Line 4 CRTs, while Pro Line Fusion meets automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements, which will become compulsory in the USA from 1 January 2020.
The 604XT Pro Line Fusion cockpit upgrade features a standard package 3 display configuration, high resolution 14.1” widescreen touch displays with synthetic vision technology. In addition, the solution includes ADS-B Out, WAAS/LVP and the option to include Safe Flight AutoPower, and FANS-1A.