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Rockwell Collins selected to provide Primary Flight Control Computer for CSeries aircraft

Rockwell Collins has been selected to supply the Primary Flight Control Computer (PFCC) and the Attitude Heading Computer (AHC) for Bombardier Aerospace's fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system on Bombardier's CSeries commercial aircraft.

"Bringing Rockwell Collins' PFCC demonstrates our ability to advance mission-critical technology to the 100-149 passenger commercial market that this aircraft will serve," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.

The FBW flight control system uses electronic means, rather than traditional mechanical means, to control the aircraft during flight. This allows for the introduction of a range of computer controlled enhancements to benefit the pilot, passenger and airline/operator. This patented Rockwell Collins PFCC allows hosting of the highest criticality level aircraft functions and provides an enabling platform to execute complex aircraft control laws, optimize aircraft fuel efficiency, improve passenger safety, host Category IIIa and IIIb Autoland algorithms, and enhance overall passenger ride comfort.

The PFCC is an evolution of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line FusionTM avionics system which was selected by Bombardier for the CSeries aircraft in July 2009.

The CSeries aircraft is a family of aircraft designed specifically for the 100-to 149-seat market. Rockwell Collins' innovative avionics solutions will provide CSeries aircraft operators with high dispatch reliability and enhanced operational efficiencies well-suited for the optimized mission capability of the CSeries aircraft family.

Press release issued by Rockwell Collins Inc. on July 20, 2010


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Bombardier CSeries


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Flight and Data Management

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