ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that its Rockwell Collins Integrated Display System (IDS) flight deck upgrade for the Beechcraft 1900D has received supplemental type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This upgrade removes the factory installed Pro Line II EFIS 84 system, as well as other analog instrumentation, and replaces it with a fully integrated three-display Pro Line 21 IDS system. The upgraded system provides increased functionality and capability while reducing maintenance costs and decreasing weight.
“As the Pro Line II system becomes obsolete, operators and their maintenance crews have sought a viable retrofit solution that cost-effectively enhances the rugged and reliable 1900D,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The Pro Line 21 IDS retrofit system was designed to provide a solution for these operators. Proven in a multitude of aircraft platforms, the new system enables operators to function more seamlessly in a variety of air traffic environments.”
The Pro Line 21 IDS enhances situational awareness at every phase of flight, and for the 1900D, utilizes three large 10 x 8-inch liquid crystal displays. Highly reliable, high-resolution displays provide pilots with critical information at a glance. The Primary Flight Display combines attitude, altitude, air speed and heading references with an easy-to-read graphical interface. Its multifunction display enables pilots to quickly reference information in order to facilitate strategic decision making. The system incorporates the industry-leading functionality and reliability of Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, enabling customers to benefit from continuous technological advances to the Pro Line 21 system. With Pro Line 21 IDS, operators can add functionality as their needs evolve.
For more information or to schedule an upgrade, contact Dan Frahm at 563.271.6414 or John Wasmund at 404.503.7693.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Global Customer Support is dedicated to improving the value of Hawker Beechcraft aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase resale value. GCS is comprised of five functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers), Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications) and Global Mission Support (government business and special mission maintenance/training support).
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.