Rockwell Collins featuring Pro Line Fusion® demonstrator for commercial helicopter platforms at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016


The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system will be featured at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, where visitors can “fly” the rotary wing solution (Booth 9544).

Featuring advanced graphical interfaces, intuitive icons and easily configurable multi-function display windows, Pro Line Fusion makes it easy for pilots to keep their eyes forward, with the right information in the right place. Now, pilots can more naturally and effectively stay focused on the mission during all phases of flight and in all flying conditions.

With an intuitive layout that can be preconfigured to match specific operational scenarios, the system offers a variety of innovative technologies designed to reduce pilot workload and enhance situational awareness.

This year, the Pro Line Fusion demonstrator has been upgraded to feature HeliSureTM Flight Situational Awareness Solutions, which delivers sensor data in real time through an intuitive user interface that features 3D visualization for information that pilots can easily, quickly and effectively process.

The mission-specific operational profiles include offshore platform approaches; hover in place; extended search and rescue patterns; and other critical mission capabilities. Combining large, high-resolution displays with the ease of touch-screen operations (complemented by intuitive keypad and cursor controls); Pro Line Fusion can meet the demands of any helicopter mission today and for the future.

In addition to Pro Line Fusion, Rockwell Collins will also showcase the following technologies for commercial helicopters:

RTA-4100 MultiScan™ Weather Radar

The RTA-4100 MultiScan Weather Radar represents a major step forward in automation for helicopter flight crews. The system automatically scans ahead of the aircraft and combines the returns through advanced digital processing and analysis algorithms to display not just precipitation rates, but the actual weather threats.

Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II)

TCAS II works by interrogating the air traffic control transponders of other nearby aircraft to determine and display their altitudes, ranges and relative positions. The TCAS II computer uses sophisticated algorithms and interrogation techniques to calculate the speed, direction and conflict potential of these targets and if necessary, computes and displays a recommended vertical avoidance maneuver to ensure safe separation.

DF-500 Direction Finder

The highly capable DF-500 system pinpoints distress signals with unmatched accuracy and reliability. It enables aircraft to receive and immediately locate activated 406 MHz Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) signals, allowing crews to go directly to people in distress.

From digital flight displays, to communication and navigation systems, to situational awareness, helicopter pilots have come to trust Rockwell Collins civil helicopter solutions to provide avionics that let them focus on their mission when it matters the most.

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