Constant Aviation Continues Industry-Leading Pace of Challenger 604 Flight Deck Modernizations

  • Since launching the program in 2018, 33 Challenger 604 aircraft upgraded to the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® flight deck
  • Industry-leading experience minimizes downtime, controls cost and guarantees the industry’s most quality-driven install

Avionics technicians at Constant Aviation's Cleveland Hopkins Airport facility update a Bombardier Challenger 604 with Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® avionics. Constant Aviation has completed more Challenger 604 avionics modernizations than the rest of the industry combined, with 80 percent of the total, making it the most experienced installer of Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® avionics for one of the most popular super midsized aircraft. (Photo: Business Wire)

CLEVELAND--()--Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), today said it has completed its industry-leading 33rd modernization of the Bombardier Challenger 604’s flight deck. Constant Aviation has completed more Challenger 604 avionics modernizations than the rest of the industry combined, with 80 percent of the total, making it the most experienced installer of Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® avionics for one of the most popular super midsized aircraft.

“As the industry’s most experienced installers of Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion for the Challenger 604, we help extend the life of one of the most popular and durable aircraft, protecting owners’ investments and preserving resale value,” said David Davies, Constant Aviation CEO. “Our efficiency in installing these systems minimizes downtime, controls cost and returns the aircraft to service in the shortest timeframe possible.”

Constant Aviation’s position as the industry leader in Challenger 604 modernization is attributable not only to its experience but also its expertise. Nextant Aerospace, a Constant Aviation division, designed, engineered, certified and owns the FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® flight deck. As a result of this expertise available nowhere else, there are no additional fees for technical and engineering support.

Additionally, Constant Aviation, through its Nextant Aerospace division, is developing a special mission variant of the STC to support the needs of government and military operators throughout the world.

Among the other features available are the Nextant-certified add-on integrated auto throttle system option and experienced Fusion-trained pilots for aircraft testing and flight crew familiarization with the system.

“With the ongoing NextGen modernization of the national airspace, aircraft don’t just need to be physically durable to continue flying: They’ll have to be compliant with emerging technology standards,” said Blake Hogge, Director of Avionics Sales for Constant Aviation. “Our Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® flight deck modernization will make the Challenger 604 NextGen-compliant and keep it flying – today, tomorrow and into the future.”

The Pro Line Fusion upgrade replaces the Challenger 604’s factory-installed CRT displays with three widescreen, high-resolution touchscreens with synthetic vision technology. The widescreen displays provide 35 percent more glass than legacy systems for enhanced data presentation and exceptional situational awareness. The package includes Synthetic Vision, Data Link, ADS-B Out, WAAS/LVP, FANS-1A, ATN-B1/LINK-2000+ and the option to add Safe Flight AutoPower.

The durability and reliability of the Challenger 604 are renowned. When production of the aircraft ended in 2006, 365 had been built; 363 remain in operation, making it one of the few aircraft with such a high percentage of aircraft still in service 15 or more years after the end of production.

To learn more about the Pro Line Fusion flight deck offered by Constant Aviation for the Challenger 604, contact Blake Hogge at BHogge@constantaviation.com or call 216-496-8501.

About Constant Aviation

Constant Aviation specializes in aircraft and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors and paint. In addition, it offers mobile response services through its AOG division, and engineering, accessory and composite services through its Nextant Aerospace division. With more than 15 years of expertise in a comprehensive array of business jet airframes, Constant Aviation has raised the bar in aircraft maintenance expectations by focusing on quality, always. In 2021, Constant Aviation became the official aircraft maintenance and AOG support of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the title sponsor of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class. For more information, visit constantaviation.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Nicholas Parmelee
The Hubbell Group, Inc.
216-406-5602 (mobile)
781-878-8882 (office)
nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com

Release Summary

Constant Aviation continues industry-leading pace of Bombardier Challenger 604 flight deck modernizations.

Contacts

Nicholas Parmelee
The Hubbell Group, Inc.
216-406-5602 (mobile)
781-878-8882 (office)
nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com