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Hawker Beechcraft 450XP to feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and Venue cabin management system

Hawker Beechcraft's new light jet, the Hawker 450XP, will feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics with significant enhancements in communication, navigation and surveillance capabilities, as well as Rockwell Collins VenueTM high definition cabin management system. First deliveries of the new aircraft equipped with Pro Line 21 and Venue are expected to begin in 2010.

Pro Line 21 

"We're thrilled to continue our tradition of providing the Hawker Beechcraft family our proven Pro Line 21 avionics with solid reliability, flexibility and efficiency," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. "Our Pro Line 21 integrated avionics play a critical role in reducing pilot workload for Hawker Beechcraft operators while increasing overall situational awareness."

Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 is also featured on Hawker Beechcraft's Hawker 900XP, Hawker 750, Beechcraft Premier IA, the complete King Air line-up (including the C90GTi, B200GT and 350) and the new Beechcraft Premier II.

Standard features of Pro Line 21 on the Hawker 450XP include:

o        Three 8x10 active matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) that use advanced graphic capabilities to provide intuitive, at-a-glance situational depictions for all phases of flight.

o        Dual FMS-6000 flight management system with localizer precision with vertical guidance (LPV) approach capability

o        Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) with electronic charts and enhanced map overlays. The system is fully integrated with the FMS to provide information such as geo-referenced aircraft position overlaid on electronic charts and airport diagrams

o        GPS-4000S, a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)-enabled navigation system that allows operators to utilize GPS as primary means navigation

o        TSS-4100 Integrated Traffic Surveillance System, which combines the Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) and Mode S transponder functions, as well as emerging ADS-B applications, into a single unit. Optional features include XM or datalink graphical weather for IFIS, 3D flight plan maps and data link communications system.  


The selection of Rockwell Collin's Venue cabin management system is the first time it has been chosen for the Hawker Beechcraft's Light Jet category of aircraft. It will also be featured on Hawker Beechcraft's new King Air 350i.

"Hawker Beechcraft's selection of Venue, reflects its commitment to delivering a state-of-the-art cabin environment that provides a home theater experience while in flight," said Tommy Dodson, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. "The scaleability and adaptability of Venue make it an ideal cabin solution for the Hawker Beechcraft 450XP."

Venue's key features to be offered on the Hawker 450XP include:

o         Digital, High Definition Video – A real-time, uncompressed high-definition distribution system that enables passengers to enjoy crystal-clear HD video from popular sources such as Blu-Ray Discs and Xbox 360 game consoles.

o         Media Center Device – A new high definition entertainment device that integrates a wide variety of entertainment features into a small, cost-effective unit. Features include an integrated Blu-Ray Disc player (also compatible with standard definition DVDs); CD and MP3 Player; Audio and Video Jukebox; optional integrated 3-D Airshow Moving Map with XM Weather overlay, games, and front port USB input for loading personal media, such as music, video and photos. 

o         High Definition Monitors – New 10.6" in-seat and bulkhead LCD monitors, providing true wide-screen, high definition display.

o         Digital Audio-on-Demand (AOD) –A new audio-on-demand feature that allows passengers to bring on board their personal music libraries for easy listening and sharing throughout the cabin.

o         Programmable Switch Panels – New Organic LED-equipped switch panels featuring programmable soft buttons and an intuitive, icon-based graphical user interface.

o         iPod Integration –  iPod and iPhone integration options that allow passengers to plug their personal iPod device into the Venue system and distribute audio and video throughout the cabin. The iPod can be remotely controlled at the seat through a virtual iPod menu.

o         Personal Device Support – Multiple portable electronics are supported for a variety of carry-on devices, including high definition game consoles, laptop computers, MP3 players and portable video players.

Press release issued by Rockwell Collins Inc. on October 5, 2008


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