CANADIAN FIRST: Mid-Canada Mod Center Installs Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion Integrated Avionics System in Bombardier Challenger 604

Flight deck modifications improve situational awareness, reduce pilot workload and address CRT display obsolescence

Before & After: The sleek new flight deck of this legacy Bombardier Challenger 604. Top: Before. Middle and Bottom: After MC2’s modernization with the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion Integrated avionics system.

TORONTO — 18 October 2022 — Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) has upgraded the flight deck of a legacy Bombardier Challenger 604 with a Collins Aerospace Proline Fusion® Integrated Avionics System. The flight deck modifications, fulfilled for Chartright Air Group, improve situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, while addressing the obsolescence of the legacy CRT displays. The newly modernized flight deck offers capabilities comparable to todays’ more modern aircraft. Additionally, Mid-Canada Mod Center installed a Gogo AVANCE L5 cabin connectivity system with a Supplemental Type Certificate developed specifically for this aircraft type.

“The challenge with older aircraft like this Challenger 604 is that the flight deck’s CRTs can no longer be repaired and are now obsolete,” said Bill Arsenault, president of Mid-Canada Mod Center. “Replacing them with modern, high-resolution displays gives pilots a more intelligent and efficient workspace, strengthens aircraft safety and addresses the obsolescence issue.”

The Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system has many features to strengthen safety and improve efficiency for every mission. These include: synthetic vision, touch screen interactive maps, multi-scan weather radar with advanced predictive threat assessment, advanced Flight Management System, localizer performance with vertical guidance, FANS-1/A capabilities for more efficient North Atlantic Ocean routes and continental digital ATC comms, plus CPDLC communication capability for flights within Europe.

“Mid-Canada Mod Center is extremely proud to have completed this flight deck alongside Chartright Air Group’s 96-month airframe inspection with the support of Collins Aerospace,” Arsenault continued. “Together, we have accomplished many great modernizations, but this installation first—a Pro Line Fusion system on a Canadian-registered aircraft—is particularly rewarding. We were also delighted to add new cabin Wi-Fi capabilities with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 cabin connectivity system, which included developing an STC with our partner, ADS. Ensuring passengers and crew can stay connected and productive in flight is essential these days.”

During Modernization: The Challenger 604 flight deck fitted with its new panel adapter.

“The Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system is designed with maximum flexibility for aftermarket installations on aircraft like this Challenger 604,” said David Ufen, associate director of sales for Business and Regional Avionics at Collins Aerospace. “A Fusion upgrade, such as the one performed by Mid-Canada Mod Center, not only complies with airspace modernization requirements to extend and enhance the operational lives of aging aircraft, but provides pilots enhanced safety, reliability and greater situational awareness.”

About Mid-Canada Mod Center
At MC2 (AMO # 59-97), we help extend the operational lifespan of business, commercial, government and military, special mission and rotary-wing aircraft, focusing on safety and efficiency. Authorized dealers for all major avionics manufacturers, our comprehensive capabilities include flight deck and cabin avionics-systems design and certification, installation, modification kits, repairs and 24/7 AOG service. We are a Transport Canada CAR 561 approved manufacturer with a far-reaching avionics background. Our specialties include advanced flight displays, ADS-B, NextGen, SBAS FMS with LP/LPV, cabin entertainment and connectivity, including Satcom and Wi-Fi applications. With ADS, our engineering, design and certification partner, we offer fully integrated services to a broad range of turbofan business aircraft, legacy Boeing and other regional aircraft. Our headquarters are at Canada’s Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), and we have a second facility at Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF). Visit to learn more.

About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit


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+1 613 454 8254

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