Rockwell Collins, eyeing an expansion of its Pro Line Fusion cockpit further into the commercial helicopter market, is demonstrating the platform at Heli-Expo. The company debuted the flight deck during last year’s Heli-Expo in Orlando, Fla., detailing plans to develop “new helicopter cockpit concept” based on the Fusion flight deck.
The Fusion system already has been installed on Finmeccanica’s AW609, and Rockwell Collins announced during the Paris Air Show last summer that it was teaming with Airbus Helicopters and Vector Aerospace to jointly develop and market Fusion suites for Airbus Helicopters platforms.
Visitors to the Rockwell Collins booth (9544) here will be able to “fly” the Fusion demonstrator. Rockwell Collins upgraded the demonstrator for this year’s Heli-Expo to feature its Helisure products, which combine 3-D visualization, displays, sensors and databases to increase situational awareness for helicopters.
In addition, Rockwell Collins is featuring its RTA-4100 MultiScan weather radar, which the company said is a “major step forward in automation for helicopter crews.” The radar scans ahead of the helicopter and will display actual weather threats. Also on display is TCAS II and DF-500 direction finder.