Bombardier Launches Advanced Avionics Upgrade for Global Aircraft Series
Bombardier, a global leader in the aviation industry, has unveiled its Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) for the Bombardier Vision flight deck, a development set to enhance situational awareness and introduce advanced visualization features for pilots. This upgrade, powered by Collins Aerospace, is now available for in-service Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 5500, and Global 6500 aircraft equipped with the Bombardier Vision flight deck. Here, we delve into the details of this significant upgrade.
Upgrade Features and Benefits
The AAU introduces the revolutionary Combined Vision System (CVS). This system integrates the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) into a single view, aiming to reduce crew workload and offer unmatched situational awareness even in adverse weather conditions. This integration promises a more precise idea, enhancing safety and efficiency in flight operations.
Moreover, the upgrade allows for other optional enhancements, including ADS-B in/Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) and Airport Moving map/SVS Taxi mode. A state-of-the-art weather radar will also be available, introducing Vertical Weather and Predictive Windshear featured options.
Safety and Performance Enhancements
The AAU brings forth a series of safety and performance-enhancing capabilities, including:
- Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS): Improved message logic to aid in better decision-making during flights.
- Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS): Setting a new industry standard for system integration, offering unparalleled quantity and quality of information.
- Updated Weather Enhancements: Including XM/SXM Graphical Weather/DataLink Graphical Weather, providing timely updates to the flight crew.
- Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS): Updates to the head-up display (HUD), primary flight display (PFD) logic, and Synthetic Vision System (SVS) for enhanced operational performance.
Installation and Availability
The first aircraft to receive this upgrade is a Global 6000 business jet, with the installation process currently underway at the Wichita Service Centre. Bombardier assures a seamless upgrade process across its complete service center network spanning the U.S., Europe, and Asia. It includes newly established state-of-the-art facilities in Singapore, Miami Opa Locka, Melbourne, and London Biggin Hill.Advertising
Paul Sislian, Executive Vice President of aftermarket Services and strategy at Bombardier, expressed delight in collaborating with Collins Aerospace, emphasizing that the upgrade is a game-changer in achieving new operational excellence. Marc Ayala, senior director of sales, Business, and regional Avionics at Collins Aerospace, highlighted the upgrade’s role in improving safety and decision-making confidence in the flight deck.
Headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, Bombardier is a stalwart in the aviation industry, known for its Challenger and Global aircraft families that stand out for their innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. The company operates facilities in Canada, the US, and Mexico and has a global customer support network.
The Advanced Avionics Upgrade stands as a testament to Bombardier’s commitment to enhancing safety and efficiency in the aviation industry. The upgrade promises to take the in-service Global aircraft to unprecedented heights in operational excellence by introducing modern visualization features and improving situational awareness.
Note: This article is based on the press release issued by Bombardier and aims to present a factual and descriptive summary of the Advanced Avionics Upgrade.