The CJ3 flight department will be pleased to find an integrated flight information system (IFIS) in the cockpit. Powered by the Collins IFIS-5000, the system is integrated with the flight management system (FMS) for the highest situational awareness. The line-replaceable Collins FSU-5010 File Server Unit is the heart of the CJ3’s IFIS as it has the storage, memory, and processing power to display enhanced map overlays on the MFD using high-speed Ethernet connections.
Pilots have the option of using a cursor control device to overlay data on the FMS navigation presentation such as worldwide political boundaries including state and national borders, geographical features like lakes, rivers, and oceans as well as controlled, restricted, and prohibited airspace.
The Database Loading Unit (DBU-5000) located on the pilot’s side console makes uploading a database from a laptop or USB device easy and intuitive. The IFIS Enhanced Map Overlay database is updated by subscription through Collins on a 28-day cycle. The system is scalable as well, ready to incorporate upgrades and options such as Jeppesen Electronic Charts.