West Star and Collins Aerospace Deliver First ProLine Fusion® Installation Upgrade in Charlie Precourt’s CJ1+
West Star Aviation announces its partnership with Collins Aerospace in completing a CJ 1+ STC for a Pro Line Fusion® upgrade including all of the Fusion optional items. The partnership now enables Collins Fusion as an upgrade option for CJ 1+, 2+ and 3 aircraft. The Fusion upgrade and first certification on this Citation model was completed on an aircraft owned by Astronaut Hall of Fame member, Charlie Precourt.
A veteran astronaut, Precourt was a member of the shuttle missions Columbia (STS-55), Atlantis (STS-71, STS-84) and Discovery (STS-91).
The upgrade adds real value to an aircraft with minimal overall downtime. Fusion consists of three touchscreen, high-resolution customizable widescreen displays providing synthetic vison, weather, navigation, flight plan and other graphical overlays, greatly enhancing situational awareness in most flight conditions.
The project was performed, completed and delivered at West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facility. West Star performed all the aircraft modifications and supported engineering efforts, while STC development and flight-testing were completed by Collins Aerospace.
“We are thrilled to be chosen by both Collins and Mr. Precourt to be involved with the development of the Fusion upgrade and the opportunity to create a higher value to our CJ customers. West Star continues to lead the industry in avionics retrofit programs, and appointments can be scheduled at any of their four full-service locations,” says Walt Marcy, Avionics Technical Sales manager at GJT.
For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.