Citation CJ3 owners looking to upgrade their avionics technology now have a new path to meet future avionics mandates with Rockwell Collins’ announcement at the Las Vegas NBAA Convention. Partnering with Duncan Aviation, Rockwell Collins will be adding the Cessna Citation CJ3 business jet to the growing list of platforms to be retrofitted with its Pro Line Fusion touch screen avionics suite.
Duncan Aviation will initially start with an STC retrofit for the CJ3 with a plan to add other 525 series CJ models at a later date. Craig Olson, Rockwell Collins’ vice president and general manager of business and regional systems, and Duncan inked the deal at Rockwell Collins’ booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the opening day of NBAA 2015. The supplemental type certification is expected by the end of 2016. The retrofit will take approximately three weeks to complete at a cost ranging from $315,000 to $325,000 depending on the previous configuration of the panel, said Adam Evanschwartz, director of marketing, business and regional aviation commercial systems at Rockwell Collins.
In addition to modernizing the panel with three 14.1-inch touch screens, the system incorporates the latest in avionics technology including ADS-B In and Out; precision GPS approaches; Rockwell Collins’ synthetic vision, including the patented airport domes; and much more. The system will also offer upgrades such as the HGS-3500 Head-up Guidance system (head-up display), EVS-3000 Enhanced Vision System, MultiScan weather radar and Airport Moving Map.