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De Havilland completes first flight of CL-415

Monica Ferguson   

General Aerospace aircraft aviation avionics Canada firefighting

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada announced the successful first flight of the Avionics Upgrade Program for CL-215T, CL- 415 and CL-415 EAF aircraft. The flights occurred in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The avionics package integrates a Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck that is in use by civilian and special mission aircraft around the world.

“We are extremely excited about the successful test flight of the Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck in a CL-415 aircraft,” said Jean-Philippe Côté, Vice-President Programs, De Havilland Canada. “We are looking forward to Transport Canada certification in the coming months and beginning the installation of new avionics suites on the CL-215T, CL-415 and CL-415 EAF flight decks shortly thereafter.”

This avionics suite has been designed for aerial firefighting missions. It will also be installed in the recently launched DHC-515 Firefighter aircraft. Collins Pro Line Fusion flight decks will be installed in CL-215T, CL-415, the CL-415 EAF and DHC-515.

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