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ACI Jet MRO completes first of trio of Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion installs on Challenger 604



California-based MRO provider and Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF), ACI Jet, announced the completion of the first of three scheduled Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck installations on Challenger 604 aircraft.

The new flight deck, which features many of the same capabilities and technological improvements as Bombardier’s later model Challenger aircraft, was upgraded concurrently with a planned 192-month inspection. After completion of the installation, the aircraft emerged “squawk free.”

The installation of this cutting-edge technology signals ACI Jet’s commitment to providing the latest and most advanced avionics solutions to its customers.

ACI Jet MRO completes first of trio of Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion installs on Challenger 604

While this installation was not a first, ACI Jet joins the ranks of only a few MROs outside Bombardier’s owned network of facilities that have completed a Pro Line Fusion installation on a Challenger 604 aircraft. ACI Jet is no stranger to firsts. The company completed “first article installations” for multiple avionics and inflight entertainment-related equipment over the last several years. The company also supports OEM supplemental type certificate (STC) development for new aircraft technologies and equipment.

With a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with avionics upgrades of this size, the team is well-equipped to handle the unique requirements of projects of this magnitude. Working closely with Collins Aerospace as an authorized dealer and service center, the team quickly addressed any questions or engineering clarification needed during the installation process.

“As with every first, we set reasonable timeline expectations and focused on clear communication with our customer throughout,” said Brian Ford, head of the Avionics Team for ACI Jet.

“Our relationship with Collins Aerospace and their support network is such that we were able to rely upon them for quick and accurate guidance when we encountered nuances that every major installation faces. Everyone pulled together to make it happen safely and accurately to meet our release target of December 24, 2022, for the aircraft owner’s flight schedule.”

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BlueSky Business Aviation News | 16th March 2023 | Issue #693


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